Concepcion "Connie" Garcia
May 6, 1924 – November 16, 2020
Mrs. Connie Garcia was born on May 6, 1924, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Alfredo Flores Reyes of Floresville, Texas, son of Jose Maria Reyes and Juliana Flores, and Petra Paredes Garza, daughter of Ezequiel Garza of Piedras Negras and Concepcion Fernandez Paredes. She married Theodore Tejeda (Ted) Garcia in Houston on Ground Hog Day, February 2, 1944.
Connie came to La Porte, Texas at the age of 2, where she grew up and went to school with the other Reyes family members. She was close to her first cousin, Roy Reyes, who would be a life-long part of her adult life, known as Uncle Roy. She moved to Houston in 1942. She had many small jobs and made many friends including Pauline Silva Perales, Margaret Luevano Mares, and Peggie Andretti. Later, she worked as a Spanish language translator in the new Polio ward of the old Jeff Davis Hospital. Connie trained as a dental assistant and worked in the 1960’s with Dr. Jahnn. She continued working into her later 60’s as an accountant until she retired.
Connie Garcia was preceded in death by her husband, Ted T. Garcia in 1999, her parents, sisters-in-law Dora G. (Charles) Hernandez, Tilly (Mike) O’Pry, and Betty Smiley (Louis) Garcia, and brothers-in-law, Charles Hernandez, Fred T. Garcia, Louis T. Garcia, Mike J. O’Pry, and Madeo “Mayo” T. Garcia, and daughter-in-law Rachel Cuellar (Ralph) Garcia and grandson Ralph T. Garcia.
Connie Garcia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Connie Jean and Alejandro (Alex) Coronado and sons and daughters-in-law Ralph Leslie Garcia and Loretta Orozco Garcia, Frederick “Fred” Garcia and Janne E. Lanzoni and Stella Ponce all of Houston; grandchildren and spouses Anthony D. Garcia-Lanzoni , Samantha “Samm” Osborn, Benjamin T. Garcia-Lanzoni, Priscilla Mensah Garcia-Lanzoni, Leslie G. Martinez, Jose Martinez, Tanya C. Cantu, Michael “Mike” Cantu, Alexander “Xander” Coronado, Susana Coronado, Jennifer Coronado, Pedro “Pete” Aldape, Catherine “Cathy” Coronado, Candice Coronado, Raul Zelaya. Great-grandchildren Markus Martinez, Natalie Martinez, Michael Cantu II, Madison “Maddie” Cantu, Natalia Cantu, Alexander T. Coronado II, Levi Coronado, Presley Coronado, Easton Coronado, Arabella “Bella” Aldape, Emma Zelaya, Luke Zelaya; Great-great-grandchildren Victoria Coronado, Adriana Coronado, Jacob Cantu; Sisters-in-law Yolanda (Mayo), Angela “Kika” (Fred), Bobbie (Sal) and brother-in-law Salvador Garcia.
Concepcion "Connie" Garcia
November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving grandma......it's not the same without you here. I'm missing you more every day. I love you!
November 22, 2020
I’m trying to find the words to describe what you have meant to me but nothing seems to make sense. My heart is aching for just one more visit to walk into your house and see you in your chair snacking as you always would, then hear you say “hi, baby” and watch your face light up. I just want one more kissy, one more moment to feel your hand on my cheek, one more hug, one more “I love you”, one more phone call to hear your voice, one more snuggle while watching golden girls in bed(lately it was hallmark or lifetime), one more moment to sit next to you and hold your hand, then admire your beautiful nails. You know you had the prettiest hands 💙. Your love has made my life better in more ways than one could ever imagine and the hardest part for me is to realize my reality of you not being here. I miss you so very much but I feel so very blessed to have had you in my life for 35 yrs. I will hold on dearly to the memories of your love and I will forever whisper “I love you”, though I can’t hear you my heart will know you can hear me. I’ll never say goodbye but I’ll see you later my Grammy, my little lady, our best friend(this is still up for debate with my sisters lol), my favorite roommate, and the best grandma we could have been blessed with 💙.
Forever your baby with all my love,
Ps - Don’t forget to visit us in our dreams 💙 We will be waiting for the day we shall see you again.....
November 20, 2020
I don't even know where to begin for what you meant to me. You weren't just my great grandma, you were my grandma. You did everything that was a grandmas job. You taught me how to cook, clean and iron my clothes. You taught me all of this because you said I never needed to depend on a woman. These are things I have held onto from when I was a little boy and now into my early adult years. Maddie and I will miss all the memories that we got to create with you. Even the ones where we threw dog food on your ceiling when we were kids and you always calling our mom to come pick us up because we were getting on your nerves. LOL. It's hard to fathom that you wont be here anymore. I will truly miss your laugh and the love that you always showed. You were simply the best. Thank you for being in this chapter of my life. I will love you forever. I will carry you in my heart with everything I do because I want to keep making you proud.
-your "one and only", Michael.
November 20, 2020
Words can not describe how empty I feel inside knowing your gone. It feels so surreal. In these last few years I’d always tell you that You were my big baby girl all grown up who talked $#*%. Lol. We laughed. We cried. We’ve been through it all together. When grandpa died, all you talked about was dying on a daily. We told you the more you talked about it, the longer you’d be here. As I write this I can’t help but cry. It’s so selfish for us to not want you to leave. But you lived a good long life. You imprinted on many of our hearts. My memories will last a lifetime of you grandma.You were the best! I’m thankful to have been blessed with an amazing Grandmother such as yourself. Thank You for everything! Until we meet again this is not Goodbye, but see you later. I Love You!!!!❤️
Love Your Granddaughter Always,
Catherine “Cathy” Coronado
November 19, 2020
You're irreplaceable........I miss you so much. I want to go back to waking up to you making me oatmeal or on special days cream of wheat and cooking grandpa his pork chops and eggs. And then hear him ask you to pass him the salt that's next to him while you are at the stove. It was an everyday thing. You'd get upset with him but still do it. I wish I knew then how lucky and precious every minute was having you. My heart will forever ache for you. You were one of a kind and a blessing to us all. I'll continue to pray to see you in my dreams but look forward for us all to be together again in heaven. Thank you for always making me feel special and for loving me the way you did.