WAUKESHA

Simona Gaitan Garcia

Oct. 28, 1921 - March 2, 2006

Simona G. Garcia, 84, died Wednesday, March 2, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was born in San Antonio on Oct. 28, 1921, to Francisco and Lillia (nee Garza) Gaitan.

Simona was employed at Woodland Health Care Center where she had twice been awarded employee of the month and was also very proud to be named employee of the year in 1984. She will be remembered as a very religious woman and prayed the rosary every night.

She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Juan (Connie) Garcia Jr. of San Antonio, Delia (Carlos) Garcia of Waukesha, Gilbert (Sandy) Garcia of San Antonio and Iris (Jose) Garcia of Waukesha; 20 grandchildren, Sylvia (Jeff) Hepp of Waukesha, Carlos (the late Karen) Garcia Jr. of the town of Genesee, Lydia (Jim) Isham of Waukesha, Cindy (Kelly) Shaw of Milwaukee, Belinda Garcia of Milwaukee, Gilbert (Anna) Garcia Jr. of San Antonio, Patrick (Vanessa) Garcia of Lytle, Texas, Robert John Garcia of San Antonio, Daniel Garcia of Lytle, John Garcia III of Grafton, Linda (Ray) O’Connell of Saukville, Aida Garcia of San Antonio, Grace (Allan) Powell of San Antonio, Isabelle Garcia of San Antonio, Yvonne Reyes of Waukesha, Dino (Rebecca) Rivas of San Antonio, Alva (Larry) Exxon, Virginia "Mi Baby" Garcia of Waukesha, Regina (Jimmy) Soto of Waukesha and Jose Jr. (Amy) Garcia of Arizona; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her husband, Juan, who died Sept. 7, 1975, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Adolfo Gaitan, Francisco Gaitan Jr., Felipe Gaitan and Ricardo Gaitan; one sister, Juana Gaitan; and her best friend, Toni Ruiz.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the rosary prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will be in San Fernando Cemetery #2 in San Antonio.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledablefuneralhome.com.