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Caritina "Carrie" Garcia

March 5, 1927 — May 14, 2024

Caritina "Carrie" Garcia

Caritina "Carrie" Garcia of Saginaw, Michigan 

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, great-great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Covenant HealthCare-Harrison. She was 97 years old. Caritina Torres was born on March 5, 1927, in Lockhart, Texas, to the late Jose and Delfina (Villegas) Torres. While working at the local theater handing out popcorn, she met the love of her life, Albert F. Garcia. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on December 15, 1946; he preceded her in death on March 18, 1993. The role of her lifetime, one she treasured and cherished above all others, was to be a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Carrie was a gifted and talented tailor and seamstress, creating all her children's clothing, costumes, and even designing upholstery. She was a longtime, faithful, and devout member of St. George Catholic Church as well as the cluster churches of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Carrie was a superb cook and loved feeding anyone and everyone. Whether it was her family, friends, or someone off the street, she showed her love through feeding others. Her little piece of heaven was spending time with her family. A tradition she created and was very proud of was gathering at her home following every Sunday Mass to cook, eat, and enjoy each other's company. Carrie will forever be remembered for the unconditional love and compassion she had for all she loved, for her honesty in telling things as they were, for her joking and wonderful sense of humor, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful memories and stories. 

Surviving are eight children: Albert Garcia Jr. and his late wife, Maggie Garcia of Saginaw; Olga (Joe) Jimenez of Saginaw; Rosalinda Rodriguez of Saginaw; Ralph (Lupe) Garcia of Bay City; Sylvia Garcia of Saginaw; Irene (Gary) Lopez of Saginaw; Rick (Linda) Garcia Sr. of Saginaw; Alma (Robert) Garcia Lopez of Saginaw; a daughter-in-law, Rosie Garcia of Saginaw; 63 grandchildren which includes several special grandchildren: Josephine (Billy) Young; Gordo Garcia, David Hernandez Jr., Frank (Tracy) Hernandez, Olga “O.J.” Jimenez, Carrie Jimenez, Juan Jimenez, Almita (David) Barajas, Vanessa (Aaron) Estrada, Santino “Tino” Lopez, “Lil” Rob Lopez, Gabriela Lopez, Sophia Lopez, “Lil” Gary (Francesca “Frankie”) Lopez Jr., Sergio Lopez, Vincente Lopez, Alberta Lopez, Sonny Lopez, Ramiro Garcia, Adrian Ledesma, Valentino Gutierrez, and Daniel Arturo Garcia.  170 great-grandchildren; 66 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandson, Xeno; a sister, Dora Cruz of Saginaw. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. 

She was preceded in death by husband, Albert F. Garcia Sr., four sons, Arturo Garcia, Armando Garcia Sr., Joey Garcia Sr., and Raul Garcia Sr.; a great-grandson, Richard “Dennis” Fowler; a sister, Estella “Jitter” (Ramiro) Ramirez; and a brother, Ramon (Clementa) Torres. 

A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at St. Francis de Sales Parish, St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3945 Williamson Road, Saginaw, Michigan, 48601. Rev. Fr. Alberto Vargas will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI, 48603, on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Garcia Family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or through www.casefuneralhome.com.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

3945 Williamson Road , Saginaw , MI 48601

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Funeral Liturgy

Thursday, May 23, 2024

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St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

3945 Williamson Road , Saginaw , MI 48601

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