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Mercedes Ruiz Garcia
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1918
Death: Jan. 31, 2004

HURST -- Mercedes R. Garcia passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in Sugar Land.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania, Fort Worth.

Mercedes was born in Salvatierra, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 1918. She grew up in Laredo and Fort Worth, and lived in Hurst over 30 years. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth with a BA. She later earned an MA from Texas Christian University in Spanish language and literature. Her lifelong passion was centered around education and teaching. She taught in public schools in West Texas, Fort Worth and Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She taught Spanish at TCU and Tarrant County Junior College. After she retired, Mercedes taught in the seniors program at TCJC as a volunteer.

Mercedes was a longtime member of AAUW, serving as president of the Fort Worth chapter in the late 1970s and was chosen as the AAUW Texas State Woman of the Year in 1978. She was also a member of National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma and Phi Sigma Iota. Locally, she was also active in Common Cause and in Hurst as a member of the Volunteer in Action program.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse Garcia.

Survivors: Daughter, Irene Korotev and her husband, David, of Blue Springs, Mo.; son, Joe Garcia and wife, Maureen; and grandchildren, Whitney and Grayson of Houston.

Miller Funeral Services

Houston, (713) 981-1184

Edition: FINAL
Page: 8B
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Debbie Gibbons
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100194025
Mercedes <i>Ruiz</i> Garcia
Added by: Jeff Gragg
 
 
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