Ophelia C Garcia
November 16, 1924 - October 29, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for Ophelia C. Garcia, 93, a long-time Hereford resident will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Anthony Neusch, pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, under the professional supervision of Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. There will be a prayer vigil at Parkside Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018. Mrs. Garcia passed into the next life on Monday at her residence in Hereford.
Ophelia Castillo was born November 16, 1924 In Taylor, Texas to Alberto and Andrea Castillo. She was raised in Taylor. She met and fell in love with Manuel Garcia. They married in Taylor. She moved to Hereford in 1958 from Taylor. Ophelia was a farm laborer. She was an excellent cook, her family thought she made the best Tamales. She was even better known for her biscuits. She was a member of La Mission de San Jose,
The legacy she leaves are two daughters, Antonia Garcia and Julia Garza both of Hereford, two sons Ruben Garcia and Roy Lee Garcia both of Hereford, three sisters, Mary Gonzalez of Lubbock, Felicia Jaimes and Rosemary Martinez both of Amarillo, fifteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, her husband in 1995, and a life partner Jesus Luna in 2012.