She was born May 16, 1913 in San Carlos, Mexico. At three months old, her home became Del Rio, TX.
She was devoted to her parents, Antonio Leos Rivas and Elena Luna Rivas. Her late brothers and sisters were Ricardo Rivas, Jesus Rivas and Andrea Rivas. She loved them very much.
She took her last breath Saturday October 6, 2012, at 7:40 A.M.
Since July 1943 she and her late husband Manuel M. Garcia made their home in San Jose, CA. Their three children are Mary Lou Mazzone of Gilroy, Oscar Garcia of Gilroy and Manuel J. Garcia of Paradise, CA. She and her second husband, Jose G. Hernandez were happily married for 24 years.
She was blessed with the following grandchildren: The late Christopher Garcia, Jeff and Jason Mazzone of Gilroy, Maria Elena Garcia of Paradise, CA, Danny Garcia of Gilroy and Oscar Roberto of Arizona.
Her beautiful great-granddaughters are, Mariesa Mazzone of Gilroy, Jaylene Mazzone of Gilroy, Aleah Garcia of Arizona, and Ariana and Azalia Garcia of Gilroy.
She loved and was loved by all her nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
She lived at Wheeler Manor in Gilroy and attended Live Oak Adult Day Services. All of us will miss her.
Viewing and visitation start at 5:00 P.M. and Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Friday October 12, 2012, at Oak Hill Funeral Home, at Curtner and Monterey Streets in San Jose, CA. Burial will be Saturday October 13th, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at Oak Hill Cemetery.