Mrs. Katlyn Kelly Hood - Garcia

January 3, 1998July 8, 2019
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Katlyn was given to us on Saturday, January 3, 1998 in Kaufman, Texas and went home to be with Jesus on Monday, July 8, 2019. Katlyn joined, in Heaven, her Poppy, her granddad, and a baby she lost in 2015. Katlyn was a beautiful, young and outgoing girl. She was always full of life and loved deeply with her whole heart. She enjoyed most being together in large groups with our family. Katlyn loved the holidays because she knew everyone would all be together all day and some even spent the night. She loved the stories and laughter, and boy did she have laughter - one of the loudest laughs EVER!. Her smile and happy spirit would always light up a room. Her boys were her entire world since she became a mother. She loved playing with them and teaching them both things. Katlyn was full of life and believed in making every minute count. There is nothing that girl wouldn't do - nothing. She loved an adventure of any kind. From a very young age she learned a love for nature and hunting with her Poppy and cousins. I am sure everyone has some memories with her and for that we must all be thankful. Katlyn is survived by her husband Mario Garcia, two sons; Nathaniel and Adryen, her mother Bobbie Cash and husband JR, her dad Christopher Hood and wife Brooke, brother Rylan Hood, sisters; Kaylee and McKenna Cash, nanny Kelly Sanders, grandfather Donnie Hood Sr. great-grandfather Jerry Brown, aunts and uncles; Donnie Hood and wife Shanda, Brad Sanders and wife Joyce, as well as many very close cousins and other family and friends.


  • Mario Garcia, Husband
  • Nathaniel and Adryen, Her Two Precious Sons
  • Bobbie Cash and husband JR, Mother
  • Christopher Hood and wife Brooke, Father
  • Rylan Hood, Brother
  • Kaylee and McKenna Cash, Sisters
  • Kelly Sanders, Nanny
  • Donnie Hood Sr., Grandfather
  • Jerry Brown, Great-grandfather
  • Donnie Hood and wife Shanda and Brad Sanders and wife Joyce, Aunts and Uncles
  • Katlyn leaves behind many very close cousins, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

  • Noah Brown, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Brown, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Glick, Pallbearer
  • Gene Morgan, Pallbearer
  • Devin Orona, Pallbearer
  • Zack Mohoney, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 12, 2019


Mrs. Katlyn Kelly Hood - Garcia

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Staci Glick

July 16, 2019

I can’t believe I’m not ever going to see you again. We feel the loss of you immensely in our family. I would always try to come to my mom’s house when I heard you were there with the boys. I always thought there was going to be unlimited time with you and the other kids in our family. We were suppose to go before y’all and it’s been very hard to accept that it isn’t the way it worked out. The best thing about our family is that no matter how much time had passed, we always picked up like we had just seen each other. I’m so glad we have the boys in our lives because we still have a piece you of here. Love you!

Kelly Sanders

July 12, 2019

My precious Katy I have no idea how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life without you, you are always my sidekick no matter how old you got. Thank you Jesus for the memories that we can carry with us thank you for the weekend you gave to us before you called here home I am forever grateful for that. She love to go to Beavers bend since she was 2 yrs old we will continue to make sure your boy's get to go there too I will have some story's to tell them. I will see you when he calls me baby love you.

Leilani Sales

July 11, 2019

Forever young and free...

I met Katlyn through my niece, Samantha. I remember the day well because I was picking Katlyn up so that she could join Samantha and I to watch Breaking Dawn, and y’all...when I say this girl had the most vibratious energy, I MEAN she was just a ball of energy and one of the loudest little girls I met, and friendliest, she just invited me in “You coming in, Aunt Lani?” Is what she said, she was the first of any kid other than my biological nieces and nephews to call me “Aunt”, and little did I know how much we’d impact each other’s lives and how infectious of a personality she was.

I’m heartbroken for my nieces, her friends, her family, her boys, her husband and her parents. I’m sorry that we lost her at such a young age. Personally speaking to think that I won’t get a call or message from her whether to talk about life woes, to randomly see an I love/miss you Aunt Lani, or to simply ask how much I loved her and the boys to then ask if I wanted to babysit (lol) makes me miss and cherish her memory even more.

Thank you KatlynBoo for being nothing but yourself, even through your hardest and darkest days your light never dimmed. I love you, always and forever.

Aunt Lani

Caylee Delaney

July 11, 2019

We haven’t talked or seen each other since sophomore year of high school which sucks and I wish we would’ve never fell off and just stayed in touch. You were one of my good friends in hs, always there for me and everyone around you. You always brightened my day in class with your laugh it used to crack me up. I’ll never forget going to football games together, hanging out in the McDonald’s parking lot with our friends, and doing our makeup every 5 mins in class together. I wish I could’ve seen you one last time but I’m praying for your family and I thank you and them for treating me like y’alls own when I was around. Rest In Peace we love you.

Paige Caldwell

July 11, 2019

Katlyn, You were one of my best friends as we grew up, we grew apart. but i’ll never forget all our crazy child hood memories. your laugh could light up a room as soon as you walked in, your laugh was always my favorite. we cheered together, we did everything together. i loved you like my sister. you became such a wonderful mother to your sweet baby boys, and now you get to watch over them and always protect them. we love you and will forever miss that loud laugh❤️

Debbie Tally

July 11, 2019

I knew Katlyn and Her Mom , because her mom Bobbie is my Husbands cousin. And I worked at New Horizons Day Care where Katlyn went there for a short time , She was a very beautiful girl , she always was smiling . She will be missed and I know that she was taken at such a young age, But God has a plan for her . We love you Katlyn and your beautiful smile . Love ❤️. Jimmy & Debbie Tally

Kacee Prater

July 11, 2019

Oh KatyBell, I have so much to say just not sure where to start! You are the most beautiful soul I know. I'll never forget when you were a baby, I used to babysit you when we lived with nanny and poppy. Watching Teletubbies was your most favorite thing to do. Watching you grow was somethin I'm glad I got to do! You grew into a very beautiful young lady and mom. You were so full of life and laughter! Miss you so much babygirl! Rest Easy Angel!

" Although your wings were ready, Our hearts were not"

Samantha Mayes

July 10, 2019

Katlyn was one of my best friends and has been for the past 12 years. Her and the boys mean so much to me. I remember this one day she took me out to dinner and as we were driving she was pregnant with Nathaniel at the this time and she started crying to me saying how she knew id always be there for her and the babies and she asked me if id be his god mother I told her that wasnt even a question and that I'd be honored. We went on about our day like nothing happend but my heart was so happy. Katlyn and I spent so many days together it was crazy, we drove eachothers mothers crazy but hey we were having a good time. Katlyn always brought my wild fun side out better than anyone ever could. I'll forver cherish the memories I have with this beautiful soul and I'll hold her and them very close to my heart. Katlyn Kelly you were taken too soon and my heart wasn't ready but I know you are lighting up heaven better than anyone else could. I love you babygirl and I miss you like crazy. Forever your wifey for lifey as 6th grade us would say❤

Haley Altom/Claxton

July 10, 2019

You were such a strong mom. I was there for your last sons birth. I worked at the hospital and got to chat with you so much. I really enjoyed seeing you and asking how your boys were doing. You became a really good friend. You were such a sweet and strong mom. It breaks my heart that you are gone. This world is going to miss you.


Alyssa Wright

July 10, 2019

I’m go thankful that I got to grow up with your sweet soul Katlyn. You are one of the best friends I’ve had! I’ll never forget your unique laugh and courageous personality. I’ll cherish our memories for the rest of my life. You are the life of the party and this world can’t possibly be the same with out you. Don’t worry, I’ll still get our matching tattoos we planned out just 2 short days before you were taken from us!
I love you so much baby girl! I hope you are dancing in the sky 💓💓