Rosanelia (Nellie) Garcia
February 17, 1944 – September 26, 2017
Nellie passed peacefully from this life the afternoon of September 26, 2017, after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded by her loving family. Nellie was born in Edcouch-Elsa, Texas and lived in Santa Maria, California, before later settling in Selma, California, in 1970. Nellie was a hard worker her whole life and retired from Sun-Maid Growers of California after more than 30 years of service.
Nellie is survived by five children (and spouses): Rosemary Velasco (Ernie), Irma Cramer (David), Louis Martinez, Gina Silva (Mark), Richie Ramos (Maggie). Her grandchildren (and spouses): Ernie Velasco (Sandra), Roman, Frankie, and Samantha Jo Velasco; Christine Quintana (Fernando); Paul Gonzalez (Kathy); Rudy Zarate (Erica), Vanessa Zarate, Isaac Dominguez (Tanny); Andrew, Alanna, and Neo Ramos as well as her 15 great-grandchildren.Nellie is also survived by her sisters Helen Jasso and Irma Lozano. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugenio and Maria Lozano, her brothers Eugenio Lozano, Jr., and Richard Lozano.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Portuguese Hall in Selma, California, on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:00 am.