Emilia Garcia Cuevas

December 21, 1934June 21, 2013

Emilia G. Cuevas, 78, of Midland, Texas faithfully went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday June 21, 2013. Emilia was born in Melvin, TX on December 21, 1934.

She graduated from Melvin High School in 1953. She married the love of her life Jose Cuevas, Sr. on January 24, 1953 in Melvin, Texas. Emilia earned her nursing degree from the Community College of Denver in Denver, CO in 1973. She took great comfort and pleasure in serving her patients throughout her 30 years of nursing. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Midland, TX. She enjoyed being active in the community, received recognition by the Midland Senior Services as a foster grandparent and Casa de Amigos as a liaison. Her greatest joy in life was serving the Lord and sharing her love with all her siblings, children, their families and countless nieces and nephews. Emilia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was beloved by all her family and friends who will cherish memories of how she loved to sing, dance, and joke around. Emilia leaves behind a legacy of how a family should be.

Emilia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jose Cuevas, Sr., her parents, Genaro and Emilia R. Garcia, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, and her grandson, Isaac J. Holguin and grandson-in-law, Joshua R. Urias.

Emilia is survived by her sons, Genaro (Henry) Cuevas of Crawfordsville, IN, Jose Cuevas, Jr. and wife Diane of Midland, TX, Rolando G. Cuevas of Midland, TX and Alexander Cuevas of Midland, TX; her daughters, Emilia K. Cuevas of Midland, TX, Carolyn Moreno and husband Marcos of Midland, TX, Christina Garcia and husband Erasmo of Midland, TX, and Carla Holguin of Arlington, TX.; her two brothers, J.C. Garcia of Lincoln, AK and Dario Garcia of El Paso, TX; three sisters: Lupe Roman of Baytown, TX, Louisa Rosetti of Long Island, NY and Lydia Ortiz of Abilene, TX; 30 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A Life ceremony will be held at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel at 6:30pm on Wednesday June 26, 2013 with a rosary to follow at 7pm. A funeral mass will be held on September 28th, 2013 in Eden, TX.

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  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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July 9, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Mr.Cuevas.

linda aguirre

June 28, 2013

To my cousins the cuevas family your mom was very kind person i can remmber when mom andad the four of them had great times and memories she is with all the realtives up in heavan so sorry i send my smpathy to the family

Mr. & Mrs. PeeWee Reyes

June 28, 2013

Sorry to hear of your precious Mom's passing. May the Lord bless each and everyone of you, give you peace and comfort you during this time.

Falfie & Kittie Urias

June 28, 2013

Keeping you all in our prayers.

Rosie Chavez

June 27, 2013

My Deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mother/Grandmother. I meet the family back in the 70's and Emilia left an impression on my heart. She was a very caring person, like no other. I will try to be in Eden to accompany you and the family in this sad time. God Bless You All.

Rosie Chavez- Plano, Tx

June 27, 2013

Carolyn, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Christina Calzada Rodriguez

June 27, 2013

My condolences to the family, Ms. Cuevas worked at Midland County Public Library through the Foster Grandparent Program several years ago...she was a great lady!

Jeania Lewis

June 26, 2013

Carolyn, Marc, and Family,
Please know that my deepest sympathies are with the Cuevas Families. You are all in my thought and prayers. May God Bless You All and Hold Each of You Wrapped in His Loving Arms.

June 26, 2013

Mom and Dad always enjoyed visits from your parents. There was always much conversation and laughter. We kids always enjoyed their visits also. much love between your family and ours. So is the hope and prayers to ease your pain at this time. May God continue to bless your wonderful family.

Ernie and Cindy Pruneda

June 26, 2013

May god continue to bless all of you with wonderful memories of you beautiful mother /grandmother love to you all ?