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Juana "La Jefa" Canales

April 5, 1927 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 91)

Juana Canales, “La Jefa” age 91 of Placedo passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born April 5, 1927 in Aransas Pass to the late Jose F. Garcia and Maria De La Luz Garcia. Juana was an active Guadalupana member and a president of the organization for over 40 years of service. She was a very active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church coordinator of many fundraisers. She worked alongside her children at Canales Service Station and Pete’s Fina and Joe’s Fine. She was a very loving, compassionate, and huggable person. She is survived by her children, Arnold Canales (MaryJane) Sr., Joe Luis (Estella) Canales, RoseMary (Marco) Prado, Jayne (Charlie) Canales and Debra (Thomas) Gomez; brothers and sisters, Frank (Amelia) Garcia, Sr., Esperanza (Albino) Garcia, Connie (Amaro) Castillo, and Joe Kino (Gloria) Garcia. She is also survived by privileged grandchildren Chriselda Canales, Charles Garcia Jr. and Savannah A. Prado; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Piedad M. Canales II; son, Pete Canales III; brothers and sisters, Jose F. Garcia, Jr., Maria Pura Perez, Nasario Garcia, Arnulfo Garcia, Arturo Garcia, Andres Garcia, Dolores Estrada and Jessie Garcia. Visitation will begin Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5pm with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. Visitation will resume Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10am with a funeral mass to be celebrated at 1pm at the church by Rev. Samuel Appiasi. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. Ricardo Gonzales Canales, Patrick Canales, Arnold Canales II, Adam Canales, Arturo Calvo and Charles Ray Garcia Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Marco A. Prado, Charles Garcia Sr., Ivan Ray Garcia, Dr. Oresto Romero, Thomas Gomez and JoeKino Garcia. A special thanks to Dr. Oresto Romero, Dr. Harish Chandra, Dr. Bahram Hormozdi, Shasta Rudy, Kindred Home Health and Detar Navarro Hospital. "A rose was taken home today by the Father up above, to place it in his crystal vase of Mercy, Grace and Love. As the rose is lifted up, what perfume it leaves behind; that of precious memories, and that of precious times! So, if your heart is crying, take a petal to say, the fragrance of our love will never fade away" - Pastor Larry Green Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria, 361-575-3212.

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