Maria Delia Garcia
June 12, 1926-January 1, 2020
Mrs. Maria Delia Garcia, 93, was called by our Lord on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at her home.
Maria Delia was a graduate of Martin High school, Class of 1944. Her life was marked by two remarkable careers. She worked at AT&T/Southwestern Bell from 1944 to 1976, retiring after 30 years of service. She rose through the ranks from operator to manager of Operator Services overseeing the front lines of communication between Laredo and the rest of the world before computers took over. She decided to come out of retirement in 1983 and worked temporary positions at Laredo Independent School District schools, before landing a full time position as Head Attendance Clerk at Lamar Middle School. Altogether she worked for LISD 27 years before retiring in 12/31/2010. She was a prime example of how women in the workforce indeed made a difference. Her careers in both jobs were a testament to it. She had everything. She had her profession, her career, her children, and her husband in a time where this was pure trailblazing [1940's, 50's, 60's, and 70's].
In her personal life, she had a smile for everyone that crossed her path. She was always willing to impart her wisdom. She was known to her family as "Tia Piti". Mrs. Garcia always carried a smile in her heart for everyone and always lent an ear to whomever needed advice.
Mrs. Garcia is preceded in death by her parents, her mother, Elizabeth Gutierrez Perez, her father, Brigido Perez; her beloved husband Baldomero G. Garcia, Sr., and her loving daughter Sara Alicia Garcia; her sister, Maria Del Carmen Villareal Perez, brother, Brigido Perez, Jr., and her nephew, Gerry Garcia.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Baldomero G. Garcia, Jr., numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, a very extended family, and life-long friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Monday evening, January 6, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 departing at 9:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Manuel A. Benavides, III, Daniel G. Castillon, Daniel G. Castillon III, Miguel G. Castillon, Jesus “Chuy” Garza, Heleodoro Lozano, Ruben Soliz, and Jose Manuel Villareal.
Honorary pallbearers: Herman Caballero, Jorge Garcia, Kirk Riggs, Jonathan Shweisfurth, Scott Shweisfurth, Frank Tobias, and Nicholas Tobias.
A special thank you is extended to: Dr. Idelfonso Flores and his staff, Interim Health Care (Tina, Rebecca, Erika Gonzalez, and Mrs. Maria Torres.) Sra. Rosa Irene Reyes Hernandez. Her niece, Nidia Gutierrez Garcia. Special recognition and thanks to: Amy Palacios, Heleodoro Lozano, Manuel Benavides, Manuel Benavides III, Marco Tulio Cruz, Vanessa Garcia, Pedro Gallegos, Valeria Arce, Jessica Cavazos, Daniela Maldonado, and Julian Maldonado. Jacqueline O. Benavides (thank you for everything). And finally, Home Health Care and Hospice. Thank you to Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels for their care and compassion.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.