Maria Natividad Garcia, at a beautiful age of 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and some of her children on Oct. 22, 2010.
Born in Capitan, May 30, 1937, Maria married Julian Padilla Garcia in 1951 in Capitan, then moved to Dexter to start her family and then later moved to Tatum to raise her children. In December 1971, Maria and Julian moved to Roswell, which has been her place of residence for the past 40 years.
A wonder ful wife and partner to her husband, Julian, of 59 years. Maria unselfishly devoted her life in supporting her husband in all of his endeavors and in raising their nine children. Maria will always be remembered for her unconditional love to her husband and lifetime friend, Julian.
Maria was a special mother to nine children and all who had their unique bond with her. Her tireless support to all of her children contributed to their success and made her proud of each and everyone one of them. A loving grandmother to 73 grand- and great-grandchildren, Maria had a special passion for all of her grandchildren and cherished and loved each and everyone of them and their grandmother will be sorely missed.
Maria is survived by her husband, Julian; six sons, Robert and wife, Lisa, of Roswell, Jack of Houston, Texas, Edward and wife, Tian, of China, David and wife, HyeJa, of Seoul, Korea, Danny of Brisbane Australia, and Perry of Midland, Texas; three daughters, Helen Wallace and husband, Myron, of Albuquerque, Cindy Henson and husband, Billy, of Hagerman, Sarah Castro and husband, Chris, of Roswell; 29 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cecilia Urban and husband, Johnnie; one brother, Tom Fresquez and wife, Sally; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas Fresquez and Teresa; sisters Ramona Miller and Betty and husband, Lonny Quiroz, and greatgrandson, Aiden Cartier. Pallbearers are grandsons Bobby Garcia, John Michael Garcia, Joshua Henson, Billy Ray Henson, Steven Garcia and Michael Garcia.
Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Aaron Lopez, Timothy Garcia, Edward Garcia, David Garcia, Daniel Garcia and Julian Castro. We would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Vijay Chechani for caring after Maria for over 20 years.
With his caring nature, Dr Chechani has provided many years of compassionate and professional care to our mother that provided her with the quality of life and, with his diligence as a doctor, he gave us more time with her. We would also like to thank the staff from Vista Care who helped to make her last days easier.
We appreciate the compassion that Anita expressed every week. You were a blessing to all of us. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be at Hagerman Cemetery. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Natividad Years ago in Capitan … a place not far, A handsome young man made a wish on a star. â€œA beautiful woman,â€ he shouted out loud, â€œA wife, a mother, a familyâ€ … so proud. Sixty years have passed and that love still carries, The memories … the bond … a lasting marriage. In life this mother has experienced great joy, Her firstborn a son … fine boy. A mom with a smile this child she bore, Godâ€™s gift from heaven, now five sons more! The Lord in HIS grace looked down from above, More blessings from glory, three daughters to love. Now a family complete, her life is made full, Her children, a treasure, to her all a jewel. Her journey a rough one â€” some days seem long, But always a mother, determined and strong. This story I give you of a wonderful mother, Her name, a special one, NATIVIDAD … Like no other. â€” Becky Garcia