Juanita Garcia, aged 60, passed away on July 11, 2014 in Visalia, California, after a brief struggle with breast cancer. Juanita was born April 24, 1954, in San Juan, TX, the daughter of Eleno Carrizales and Amelia Fuentes.
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Juanita and Javier Ponce Garcia were married on December 26, 1970 at St. Anne's Catholic Church and were happily married for 43 years. They remained in the Porterville where they raised five children. Juanita worked in the fields with her husband for the next 20 years. In the early 1970's she and her husband were active in the United Farm Workers' movement. They marched several times with the late Cesar Chavez and UFW. She then continued working as a sorter at Central Valley Citrus in Terra Bella for the next 15 years.
She is preceded in death by her son, Alejandro Garcia (2008) and is survived by her husband Javier Ponce Garcia and her four children, sons, Javier Garcia, Jr., Sixto Garcia; daughters, Ana Luisa Garcia, Isaura Garcia; three grandchildren, Anthony Vega, Emily Garcia, Melodie Garcia; sister, San Juana Contreras; four brothers, Felix Carrizales, Jose Carrizales, Benito Carrizales, Noe Fuentes and a number of other relatives and close friends.
The Rosary will be held Sunday, July 20 @ 6pm at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd. The funeral mass will be held Monday, July 21 @ 9am at Holy Cross Church. The burial will take place immediately following the funeral mass at St. Anne's Cemetery. There will be reception following the burial at the Masonic Lodge, 2440 W. Henderson in Porterville.
To sign Juanita's online register book please log on to www. whitehurstfuneral.com. For additional information please contact Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral and Cremation Services at 195 N. Hockett St., Porterville, CA (559) 784-6485.
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Published in The Porterville Recorder on July 17, 2014