Maria Enriquez Calderon Garcia

Obituary Notice

Maria Enriquez Calderon Garcia died November 5, 2004, in Little Rock, Arkansas after a long, full life. She was born in Villa Guerrero in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. She was one of 16 children born to Roman Calderon and Nazaria Enriquiez De Calderon.

During her marriage to Manuel Castaneda Garcia, she raised 10 children. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church. She is remembered lovingly for her maternal devotion. Her philosophy was found in the phrase, "Primero Dios", God first. She was a gifted quilter and gardener who loved children and animals. Her joy and passion for life were an inspiration to her family.

She is survived by her children Esperansa (Toni) Garcia and her husband Jim of College Park, MD, Jesse Garcia and his wife Mary and their children, Marla Ann, Marceila Lanna and Gene Mikel of San Antonio, TX, Guillermo Garcia and his wife Margarita of Mexico City, Mexico, John Garcia and his wife Ellen and their children, Benjamin, Christopher and Macaila of Grapevine, TX, Margarita Garcia Remmel and her husband Raymond and their children, Ariana Maria, Carina Elizabeth, and Remington Rebsamen of Little Rock, AR, Manuel Garcia and his wife Kathleen of Grapevine, TX, Jose Garcia and his wife Elvira and their children, Rozlyn and Sarina, of Raleigh, NC, Adam Garcia of San Antonio, TX, Reynaldo Garcia of San Antonio, TX, and Lythia Garcia of Dallas, TX She is also survived by her brother, Bardomiano Calderon, of Villa Guerrero, Mexico, her sister, Enriqueta Calderon, a Catholic nun, residing in Mexico City, Mexico, the father of her children, Manuel Castaneda Garcia of San Antonio, TX and Kristi Hartung, her loving caregiver.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday (today), at St. Edward's Catholic Church, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edward's Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Building Fund at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 801 Sherman St., Little Rock, AR 72202.

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