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Felicitas Flores Garcia

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Felicitas Flores Garcia Obituary
Felicitas Flores Garcia

Corpus Christi, TX

Felicitas Flores Garcia peacefully passed away January 8, 2018 at the age of 95, at a local hospital surrounded by family. She was born in Laredo, Texas May 18, 1922 to Felipa and Donato Flores.

As a young woman in Laredo, Texas she was a member of the Hijas de Maria, she was also a lay member of the Third Order of the Franciscans. Later after moving to Corpus Christi Felicitas was a charter member of the Corpus Christi Cathedral Catholic Daughters Court 246. One of her greatest joys was having an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, as a member of the Corpus Christi Cathedral Choir in 1987.

Felicitas loved music and was a member of several church choirs including the Holy Cross Catholic Church Annual Jazz mass. As a young woman, Felicitas and her sister Patricia Flores Hale, became licensed beauticians then owned and operated a beauty salon in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas. Later she worked at Driscoll Children's Hospital, loving the profession, she earned her LVN license and continued to work at Driscoll Children's Hospital for many years.

Felicitas was active serving her community as a Foster Grandparent at TG Allen Elementary for several years. She also served as a volunteer at Christus Spohn Hospital and the Amistad Program for young mothers. Felicitas was known for her wonderful sense of humor continually stating, "David is my favorite son". Her son would then respond, "But mom, I'm your only son." Her family and friends long admired Felicitas for the strong faith and unending devotion she held for The Blessed Mother, as she prayed the rosary daily.

She is preceded in death by her parents Felipa and Donato Flores, her spouse, I.B. Garcia, two brothers, Jose Angel and Jorge Flores.

She is survived by her only child, David Garcia (Patricia) one sister Patricia Hale, numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with a Holy Rosary Recited at 7:00 p.m. at Maxwell P Dunne Funeral Home located at 1222 Morgan at 10th Street, Corpus Christi, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2018
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