Maurine Garcia, 80, of Galt died from cancer on Aug. 19, 2021. She was born April 6, 1941 in Mission, Texas and raised in McAllen, Texas.
After moving to California, she was a homemaker and then worked as a presser at Guild Cleaners, and in the JC Penney’s catalog and credit department. She loved sewing, crafting, spending time with family, and reading mystery books. She enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids play sports, and cooking specialty meals for holiday celebrations and family gatherings.
Surviving her are three sons, J. Arturo Garcia Jr. of Stockton, Armando C. (Denise) Garcia of Fresno, Arnold G. (Tracy) Garcia of Lodi; two daughters, Lillie Ann (Brad) Arlin of Oakdale and Ruby J. (Gert) Maberto of Galt; brother John E. (Elva) McNeill of Killeen, Texas and sister Christine Soto of McAllen, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her father, John Edward (Eddie) McNeill; mother, Ruby Hilda McClelland; sister, Kelly J. McNeill; great grandmother, Jean Callie McNeill; grandfather, John E. McNeill; grandmother, Lazo McNeill; grandfather, Robert McClelland; grandmother, Laura Miller; and husband Arturo Garcia.
A funeral service was held Sept. 2 at Lodi Cherokee Memorial/Flowers of the Vineyard with Pastor Jim Cordero officiating. Lodi Cherokee Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.