A memorial mass for Lavina Garcia-Vasquez will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence.
Lavina Garcia-Vasquez, 84, of Lawrence, died Aug. 31, 2014, at Pioneer Ridge. She was born March 31, 1930 in Lecompton, KS to Thomas Garcia Sr. and Simona (Carrilo) Garcia.
Lavina was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family meant the world to her. When she wasn’t spending time with her family, she enjoyed doing embroidering and crocheting. Coming from a family with many good cooks, she was also known for her cooking skills.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, five brothers, four sisters, and two grandchildren.
She is survived by: husband; Marion Vasquez, six daughters; Gloria (Stephen) Vasquez-Crockett, Rebecca Vasquez, Cynthia (Jim) Vasquez-Huffman, Stephanie (Nick) Vasquez, Regina (Dean) Vasquez-Hodges, Trisha Vasquez, sister; Nancy Findley, thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary service and visitation will be held on Friday, from 6 to 7 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and may be made in care of the mortuary.
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Aunt Lavina. She will be greatly missed. Aunt Nancy called me to let me know. It’s so sad to know that we have lost all of Dad’s family except Aunt Nancy.
I feel that we’ve lost contact with us cousins. I just wanted to let you all know that our prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. She’s not gone as long as she’s in our hearts. She’ll never be forgotten.
Our hearts go out to your family. She will always be with you in spirit and in your hearts. Julie & Nellie
We are so very sorry for the loss of your wife and Mother. Althought Tia Lavina was not our Aunt, she and your dad alway’s felt like our Tia and Tio and looked out for all us kids like we were their own at the family get togethers at the Vasquez homes in Fort Madison. Tia Lavina was always a beautiful woman, inside and out and will be missed by our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Consuelo, David, Gabriel and Alejandro Garcia-Lair