Maria (Lucille) Garcia, 86, died Thursday (June 16, 2005), at the Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Feb. 8, 1919, to Luis and Ramana (Martinez) Rodriguez in Fort Madison, Iowa. She attended school in McCook and lived most of her life in McCook.
She married Benito Garcia Sr. on July 27, 1937, in McCook.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook. She and her husband were the Heritage Days Honor Family in 1981.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Francis Ortiz and Jean Ortiz; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Benito of McCook; three sons, Robert Garcia of Woodriver, Benito Garcia Jr. and wife, Marleen and Joe Garcia and wife, Gloria, all of McCook; a daughter, Frances Paz and husband, Sam of McCook; one sister, Rosa Castle of Omaha; 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Rosary is today at 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Visitation is today from 2 p.m. to time of rosary at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.