Maria (Mary) de los Angeles Reyes, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 87 years. Mary A. Garcia was born on July 8, 1922 in Floresville, Texas to the late Julian and Maria (Menchaca) Garcia. She married Huberto Reyes on July 3, 1954 in Saginaw, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2007.  Mary had been employed by the Malleable Iron for 17 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Cursillo Group. Mary was a strong believer in her family’s Catholic faith and as well as her children’s higher education.  Surviving are five children and their spouses: Margo Reyes of Portage, Roberta (Richard) Kapp, Michael (Martha) Reyes, Lisa (Tomas) Olivarez, and Georgia Reyes, all of Saginaw; seven grandchildren: Michael Anthony, Alexander, Cecelia, Steven, Gabriel, Tomas II, and Humberto; one great-grandchild, Alexandria; two sisters: Cleo (Joe) Castellon; Grace (Albert) Rodriguez; and a brother, Charles (Alice) Garcia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Mary was preceded in death by her brothers: Julian Garcia, Paz Garcia, Ben Garcia, Robert Garcia; and a sister, Eva Lucero.  Mary’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 903 N. 6th St. Rev. Fr. Daniel Anholzer OFMCap will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service honoring Mary will take place on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Mary will lie in state at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Joseph Catholic Church – Building Fund. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with the family either at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.