On June 8, 2022 Petra ‘Pat’ Garcia Martinez was called home to reunite with her loved ones. She was born August 29, 1933, she was 88 years old.
A woman of great strength and resilience. Her love for her family was something she always expressed. She loved seeing everyone thrive & grow in their own lives. She made sure we all knew she kept us in her daily prayers.
Our Family gatherings were sure to put a smile on her face. The “barbeques” reminding us all of days in the backyard on N. Adams St. Hearing the singing and playing of the guitar along with games of horse shoes was the highlight of our evenings. Those of us that lived close always knew that going to Grandma's, whether it be after school or for a visit, meant a snack; we all had our favorites.
She loved tending to her rose bushes and her bird feeders. Sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds was one of her favorite pass-times. We all have stories that we heard, stories of her surviving a rattlesnake bite, and growing up without the basic amenities. She was definitely one tough lady and because of her were all better & stronger for it.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe Recio Garcia and Juventino Garcia; sisters, Yolanda Garcia and Guadalupe Garcia Cardenas; and brother, Joe R. Garcia.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herman A. Martinez; children, (ϯ) Mario and (ϯ Gina) Olivo, Yolanda Olivo (Alfredo) Charles of Alice, Texas, (ϯ)Guadalupe Porras, Blanca Martinez (ϯ Sandy Johnson) of Dayton, Texas, Christina Martinez (Mark Perry) of Flint, MI, Marty Martinez of Alice Texas, and Patricia Martinez (Gilbert Gaitan) of Alice, Texas; 19 grandchildren; Olga G. Norton of Alice, Texas, Aurora (Jaime) Lopez of 29 Palms, California, Anita (Vince) Jingleterry of Kingman, Arizona, Alex (Elvira) Garcia of Coachella, California, Arthur (Gladys) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas and numerous great grandchildren.
A Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service to be celebrated at 7:30 PM. Services will be held at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas, celebrant, Deacon Juan Ayala. All services will conclude at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Del Cielo Hospice for their care and consideration.
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