Anita Garcia
1926 - 2020
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09/15/1926 - 10/19/2020 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Anita Apodaca Garcia, who died peacefully in her sleep the morning of October 19, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born in Miami, AZ on September 15, 1926. After graduating from Miami High School in 1945, she moved to San Pedro where she joined her two sisters, Celia Grace and Amelia La Farga, and found work as a civilian payroll clerk for the Navy. She met her future husband, Lupe (Joe) Garcia, in 1946; they were married in May, 1947 in Mom's hometown. Mom had a beautiful soprano voice, which was on display in several community musicals, and the Choral Belles. Mom was an active member of Holy Trinity Parish: a longtime member of its senior choir, a member of the Guadalupana Association, and the school's Mothers club. She served as president for the latter two groups. Mom was also a member of the ecumenical organization Church Women United, a member and President of the San Pedro Lady Lions, and did volunteer work for the Community Assistance To Homeless Youngsters (CATHY). She is survived by her children Carlos, Hector, Elisa (Chris) Koerber, and Anamaria (Lynn) Dickey; grandchildren Larissa Koerber, Kevin Koerber (Chelsea Hale), and Paloma Dickey; great grandchildren Anthony, Lilliana, Abel and Kasen. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 73 years, Jose Guadalupe Garcia, in May, 2020; her parents, Jose and Jesusita Lechuga Apodaca; her sisters and brother: Maria Romero, Dora Acevedo, Cruz Laguna, Celia Grace, Amelia La Farga, Antonia Contreras, Josefina Madrid, and Jose Apodaca; and her in-laws Francisco and Julia Garcia. Funeral services will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on November, 12 at 11:30 AM at their outdoor pavilion with burial to follow immediately. The funeral service will also be live-streamed. Our Mom was a woman of deep faith, integrity, and devoted to her family and grandchildren; was much beloved by her Apodaca and Garcia relatives and very dear to lifelong family friends.

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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Nov. 10, 2020.
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November 16, 2020
Dear Garcia Family,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her fondly from my days at Holy Trinity and with the Leaven. May you be blessed during this time with comfort from family and friends. Sending my prayers.
Melanie Real
November 14, 2020
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Anita was a lovely lady with a beautiful voice. I had the pleasure to hear her lovely singing voice at Holy Trinity and see her in the salon.
May she rest in God's peace.
Linda Morgan
November 14, 2020
My heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to the family of Anita. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I remember visiting Anita with a friend when her health began to fail . Her husband was always so attentive to her. You could see the love and the bond they had as a married couple. Anita was always welcoming and hospitable , even though we just met. She loved to talk about her kids and grandkids. She was very proud of them. I know she will be missed by them. May God soften your grief during this difficult time. Such a strong and refined woman. What a legacy she leaves behind.
L. Maldonado
November 14, 2020
I will always remember your mother, her beautiful voice and how gracious she was. May she rest in peace after a life well-lived.
Steven P Hoinsky
November 11, 2020
Remembering your mom and your family on reading of her passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Josette Molloy/Noelle Molloy Gervais
November 10, 2020
I had the honor of delivering Meals on Wheels to both Mr. and Mrs. Garcia a few years ago. I looked forward to seeing them every Monday morning. They left such an impression on my heart. I will keep the whole family in my prayers.
Leslie Vuoso
November 10, 2020
Mrs. Anita Garcia was a beautiful lady, gracious and kind, with the voice of an angel.
Ruth Bagliazo Puerta
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