Arminta Rios Garcia
February 29, 1960 – June 16, 2020
Arminta Rios Garcia, 60, was born on February 29, 1960 in McAllen, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Raul (Minerva) Rios formally of McAllen. She left this earth to her celestial home in heaven on June 16, 2020.
Arminta was raised by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Matias (Lalita) Gonzalez. She attended schools in McAllen, attended San Antonio College, and received a certification as a Certified Medical Assistant. Most recently, she received certification as an X-ray technician. Her career led her into medical fields with Doctors in General Practice, Plastic Surgery, Allergists and finally in Podiatry. Minta, as she was fondly known to her family, always had a zest for living in the moment, she had a perpetual smile and a crazy laugh that made people notice her. She truly was unique, a leap year baby and she prided herself in pointing out to her family, how very young she really was in comparison to us. She was up for anything, loved a good bar-b-que, could not handle anything spicy, was a spontaneous dancing machine, loved a cold Miller Lite, she was vain (yes she was, her nails and hair had to be immaculate) and more importantly, she loved her 3 children from her marriage to Juan De Dios Garcia (Big John). Minta raised her kids in the RGV but had relocated to San Antonio a few years ago. She maintained many family and friends here in the McAllen area and also had forged many new friendships in her new home in San Antonio. To say she will be missed does not begin to describe the large void left in our hearts. Our only solace is knowing that one day, we will be reunited with our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many, once more. May Jesus have mercy on her and give her eternal rest.
Arminta is preceded in death by her biological parents, Mr. & Mrs. Raul Rios, who resided in Powell, Wyoming and her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Matias Gonzalez, who raised her in McAllen, her oldest brother, Rolando Rios (Powell, Wyoming), her younger brother, Raulito Rios, Jr. (McAllen, Texas), another infant brother who died at birth and her former husband, Juan De Dios Garcia (McAllen, Texas). Arminta is survived by her children, Juan De Dios Garcia Jr. (Amy), Amanda Garcia, and Jose Alfredo Garcia (Diana). She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Michael, Giovanni, Amber, Jayden, Ayden, Kianna, Kelsey, Jose Jr., Brianna Janelle. She is also survived by her sister, Velma R. Stingley (Dennis), her brothers Juan Rios and Ramiro Rios all of Powell Wyoming. Minta is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in Wyoming, the RGV, other points in Texas and California. One particular cousin, who she shared much of her life with, is Elda Jo Rodriguez. They were thick as thieves and growing up were inseparable. Because Minta was raised by her maternal grandparents, she was a direct responsibility to her aunt, Socorro, who helped her grandmother, Lalita, throughout Mintas formative years. Hence, our sister cousin.
Per her direct request, there will be no formal burial services of any kind. At this time, her children have indicated that a Memorial gathering will take place in the near future.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Garcia family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Arminta Rios Garcia
Elda jo Rodriguez
June 26, 2020
You're so BLESS, you have your peaceful home now.
Why ? I asked the "LORD," told me it was time you needed to rest in peace.
No one to bully you or no one to envy your world you rest like a queen my sweet prima!
You can not image how many lives
you've touch and the kind words everyone has shared. You were one of a kind always ready to conquer the world. Our childhood lives were great and the thought of us living together this past year was so unbelievable. I think of all our secrets we both shared. I will cherish those moments til do us part .... you are my everything.
You left me this emptiness feeling and a broken heart ARRR Minta, I will always remember your smile.
LOVE YOU, may you watch over me keep me safe for you are
my angel from heaven now. You will be missed cheers 🍻👭🍺💚💜💚💜💚💜💚💜
Juan de Dios Garcia
June 25, 2020
Mommy I miss you and your krazy dancing and you Miller lite and when you will text me every morning every day buy 6:50 am and your calls at 5 pm to see we’re you chicken #1 was at I still can’t believe your gone when I just saw you on that Sunday morning to eat bf but always gone have you in my truck like you always love seeing me take offf and you wave at me goodbye but your now resting con Dios you always be mi shorty bby tell then Ama will see each other in heaven missing you like krazy Ama I love you and remember it’s a ten ten driver ay Ama the things you would sayyyyy 10-4 shorty bby
Prima Jayne Hernandez
June 23, 2020
Welcome to your forever home Prima! So happy you are resting in eternal love and peace with our Heavenly Father and all those whose company you are in....The familia! Grandma and grandpa Gonzalez, your parents and brother Ron , Raulito and angel Rios, my parents Jesse and Socorro Rodriguez, Tio Juan and tia Caya, cousin George Garcia, Big John and so many more. May you all be having a celestial bash of celebration. Your silly dance moves and infectious smile will be forever missed! Thank you prima for the memories and heart imprints! Love you much, till we are together again. Godspeed!
The Hernandez family
June 23, 2020
I only knew Arminta for a couple of years from the doctors office where she worked. From the first time I met her till last I saw her she was smiling so big and laughing all the while doing her job in which she loved so much. Arminta had the kind of personality that would brighten up the room. She carried herself in a professional way but still seemed to leave her mark in your heart like a friend. I can and will remember each time that I saw her. Arminta spoke her mind and at times while cutting at one of my many casts spoke "filter-less" telling another tale. Arminta had her ways. I will miss that bubbly,spunky youthful lady.I know she is in a wonderful paradise and is watching over her family that she loved so very much. I thank God for the privilege to have known such a brite soul. See you later Ms. Arminta.
Rest In Peace My Friend.
June 23, 2020
my mom was an amazing mother/best friend and grandmother, he was full of life amd always had a big smile on her face now I'm going to miss when you laughed at the dumb things i would say or do now who going to laugh at me or walking into the house and your no longer sitting there!! you will be missed by many mom fly high and till we meet agian, we miss you so much! 😢💔🙏 Amanda, Ayden & Kyanna Jean💔🙏