Memorial service and inurnment for Ethel Garcia will be held at a later date at Mt Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
Ethel passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 surrounded by her family at Arbor Court Retirement Community at Alvamar in Lawrence, Kansas.
She was born on June 30, 1928, the daughter of Adrian and Isabel Espinosa in Wellsville, Kansas.
She married Andrew Garcia Sr. on November 26, 1946 in Lawrence, Kansas. He proceeded her in death on September 3, 2013.
Her son Andrew Garcia Jr. also proceeded her in death on March 9,2020.
She worked as a waitress at the Deluxe café, when she first moved to Lawrence.
She also volunteered and worked at the Douglas County Senior Center for many years.
Her survivors include daughter in law, Connie, Lawrence, KS; sons, Robert and wife Anna, Olathe, KS; Larry Garcia, Las Vegas, NV. Her sisters Juanita, Josephine, Carolyn, Clara and Angie. Nine Grandchildren, Veronica, Michael, Anthony, Jennifer, Amy, Andrew, Christopher, Christen and Cruz, seventeen great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Ethel lived many years with Dementia. Without the help of numerous people, her son Andrew Jr, daughter in law Connie, granddaughters Veronica, Jennifer, Mary Beth at Arbor Court and the VNA hospice nurses, she wouldn’t have been able to live in her home for so many years.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association-Hospice in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.