OBITUARY: Yolanda E. Garcia

NEWTON—Yolanda E. Garcia, 92, of Newton, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Newton, at her daughter’s home.

She was born in Wichita on Feb. 19, 1928, to Francisco and Dominga De La Tejeda Castro. She married Marcelo Garcia on Oct. 25, 1947, in Wichita, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He passed away Aug. 20, 2007. Yolanda lived in Newton until 2011, when she moved to Wichita for a year, Andover for several years, Catholic Care Center for a few months and back to Newton until her death.

Yolanda worked at various places before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Altar Society, the Spanish Choir and The Francisco Madero Society.

Yolanda is remembered for the Spanish Choir at OLG, helping with her husband’s band and starting the Folklorico Dance Troupe in Newton. Mom is still remembered for her “mean side serve” in volleyball.

Yolanda is survived by sons, Mario and Victor (Pam) of Newton, Antonio (Sharen) of Nevada, Frank (Gay) of Wichita and Gilbert (Kim) of Nevada; daughters, Stela Garcia (Gerald Perry) of Andover and Maria Garcia (Oscar Avila) of Newton; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; One great-great grandchild; brother, Oscar Castro (Martha) of Wichita; sister, Blanche Covington (Otis) of Texas; sister-in-law, Nanci Castro of Rhode Island; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Vangie Garcia and infant daughter, Amparo Garcia; daughter-in-law, Judy (Meier) Garcia; brothers, Victor Castro, Louis Castro, Bernie Castro and sisters, Gloria Garcia and Graciela Juarez.

The Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 9, at Athletic Park in Newton.

The Mass of Christian Burial Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 10, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Private family inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Thursday, July 9, Noon-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established with the building fund of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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