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Maria G. Zapata
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A funeral will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel for Maria G. Zapata, 55, of Modesto. She died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 at her residence.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born April 21, 1949, Ms. Zapata was a native of Harlingen, Texas, and had lived in Modesto since 1963. She was a member of Calvary Temple Church, and a production worker at Tri Valley Growers. Mrs. Zapata enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting and baking.

She is survived by her children, Silvia Garcia, Angelica Garcia, Estella Garcia-Pena, Priscilla Rubio and Phillip Rubio, all of Riverbank; her parents, Santos Zapata of Modesto and Fidela Zapata of Keyes; brothers, Santos Zapata Jr. of Turlock, Joe Zapata of Sacramento, and Freddy Zapata, Phillip Zapata and Andrew Zapata, all of Keyes; sisters, Jayne Ganderela and Carmen Bejaran, both of Ceres, Susie Hernandez of Waterford, Connie Zapata of Keyes, and Alicia Zamora, Rosa Zapata and Marta Hernandez, all of Modesto; and one grandchild.