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Minerva Garay Barncastle
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1934
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 2008
Ponte Vedra Beach
St. Johns County
Florida, USA

Minerva Garay Barncastle, 74, passed away September 4, 2008 at Fairfield Community in Ponte Vedra Beach. She was born January 17, 1934 to Andres and Herminia Garay in Las Cruces, NM. Minerva most enjoyed developing friendships in her neighborhood and through her travels to Australia, Puerto Rico and different regions of the United States. Over the 19 years she lived in Ponte Vedra, she was actively involved in the Ponte Vedra Women's Club, Cummer Museum and Writer's Group. She enjoyed playing bridge at The Lodge & Club, Vicar's Landing and with her friends in the Fairfield community. Next to her family a nd friends, Minerva's greatest love was nature; especially the changing seasons. She also had a great love for her pets. One of her favorite passages was from the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, "You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your favors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." Minerva was preceded in death by her parents, Andres Garay and Herminia Baca Garay; two sisters, Rosela Armijo and Ramona Bruen. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Barncastle; one daughter, Debra Barncastle; one brother, Andy Garay; two nephews, David Armijo and Arthur Montoya; two nieces, Cindy Aponte and Belinda Francesca; two grandnephews and four grandnieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 26, at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with Father Daniel DePascale Officiating. A reception will follow the services at Ponte Vedra Valley. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society or Northeast Florida Community Hospice. Arrangements under the care of Ponte Vedra Valley (904) 285-1130. 
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Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery
Ponte Vedra Beach
St. Johns County
Florida, USA
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Record added: Jan 05, 2013
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