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Rita Garcia
The Ceres Chapel of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Rita Garcia, 59, of Ceres. She died on Feb. 12, 2012.

Born April 28, 1952, Mrs. Garcia enjoyed her family most, cooking, watching the grandchildren play sports and going to the casinos.

She leaves behind her husband, Stephen Garcia; her children, Anna Vazquez of Ceres, Stephen Garica, III of Los Banos, Lorraine Garcia of San Jose, Leonard Mejia of Tracy, Maxine Pacheco of Modesto and Mary Garcia of Ceres; her brothers, Leonard Mejia of San Jose, Junior Mejia of Oakdale, Bobby Mejia of San Jose, Larry Mejia of San Jose; two sisters, Norma Adayan of San Jose and Carmen Cortez of Turlock; and 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by sister Julie Mejia of Madera.

-Ceres Courier/ February 22, 2012