The Mass of Christian Burial for Erminia “Ermie” (Garcia) Gauna, 84, Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She went peacefully to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born on December 24, 1926 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Angel and Jaunita (Vallez) Garcia.
She was a member of Daughters of Isabella and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and best sister anyone could ever have.
Erminia married Leon “Chico” Garcia, Sr. in 1940. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1974. She later married Ralph Gauna on August 5, 1977 in De Soto, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include six children, Margaret Garcia and husband, Sonny, Lawrence, Lorie Hernandez and husband Michael, Topeka, Irene Garcia, Lawrence, Nancy Lawson and husband Lewis, Lawrence, Felicia Miller and husband, Michael, Overland Park, KS, Leon Garcia, Jr. and wife, Vicki, Lawrence; one sister Kitty Pacheco and husband, Jesse, Lawrence; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and two grandsons, Jeffrey and Brian.
A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Daughters of Isabella or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.