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Cecilia De La Garza
06/15/1934 — 03/16/2022
From Kennewick, WA | Born in Marfa, TXWatch Service
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Cecilia De La Garza
Cecilia De La Garza age 87 of Kennewick, Washington went to be with her beloved savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of March 16, 2022.
Cecilia was born and raised in Marfa, a small town in west Texas, and moved to Oregon in 1979. She worked for several years at Simplot and retired in 1996. Cecilia then moved to the Tri-Cities, Washington and became heavily involved in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pasco as a member of the prayer group Las Guadalupana’s. She was a madrina (godmother) to many marriages, quinceañeras, baptisms, and first communions.
She was known for her good sense of humor and contagious laughter and had a love for music and dancing. Cecilia loved to crochet and was an avid seamstress. She created works of art, sewing wedding dresses and outfits for numerous special events over the course of her lifetime. She loved spending time with her family and was active in her church community. Through the years she served as a mentor and a mother-figure, taking on the role of mom to those who needed one. She openly shared her heart with so many people.
Cecilia was preceded in death by her loving mother, Josefina Herrera, her brother Arturo Montanez, and her eldest daughter Maria Gomez.
Cecilia is survived by her younger brother Ramon Benavides and her eight children: Hayme Serrato, Cecilia Walker (Dennis), Olga Ferguson (Glenn), Ralph Serrato (Lynn), Lisa Robinson (Philip), Janie Perez, Teresa Padilla, and Blanca Padilla. Cecilia was proud of her role as the matriarch of five generations and is also survived by numerous grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a few great-great grandchildren.
A private family viewing will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 10 AM to 11 AM at Einan’s at Sunset – Event Center, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, WA, 99352. Friends are encouraged to join the family from 11 AM to 2 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Monday, March 21, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1320 W. Henry Street, Pasco, WA 99301. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow the service
Ralph and family: Our sincere condolences. May your many great memories of times spent together and the love of family and friends comfort you at this time.
You will be deeply missed .. until we meet again.
Your dear friend from Texas Olivia Gomez& Family
Grandma, you were the glue to this family. I know you are in good hands now. Please watch over us all.
I love you Mom, you weren’t my real mom but you opened your arms up to me when I was but a child and always opened them up throughout my life ! I love you and know you will looking and opening those arms up even now for me and everyone else you loved even still! Thank you for loving me!!
Grandma you will never be forgotten, to all my tios, Tia’s, and my mother,I’m sorry for your loss, we all know she’s in a better place right up there with Jesus and with tia Maria.
I didn’t get to know her well but I will remember old memories.