Elena Garcia Zuniga, 89, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal.
She was born Aug. 8, 1924 to Gregorio and Anastasia Gonsalez Zuniga in Santa Barbara Chihuahua, Mexico.
She married Jesus Garcia at Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico on May 10,1944. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1984.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and her family.
She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal, KS.
Survivors include sons, Felipe Garcia and wife Mary Torrez, Seymour, Texas, and Lorenzo Garcia and wife Bonnie, La Luz, N.M.; daughters, Teresa Torrez and husband Ralph, Liberal, and Guadalupe Jimenez and husband Armando, Garden City; brothers, Anacleto Zuniga, Ulysses and Inganio Zuniga, Hash, N.M.; sisters, Antonia Zuniga, Juarez, Mexico and Francisca Zuniga of Las Vegas, N.M.; 18 Grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and 27 great great Grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by son, Ismael Zuniga Garcia; daughter, Carmen Carmarena Garcia; two brothers; one sister; and one great great granddaughter.
• A rosary/vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. tonight at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Cremation will follow the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Elena's tribute webpage at www.millermortuary.net