Natividad “Nati” <I>Garcia</I> Almodova

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Natividad “Nati” Garcia Almodova

  • Birth 19 Feb 1913 El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 2004 Bowie, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Bowie, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 18804001

Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2004 11:30 AM CST in the Willcox Range News, Willcox, Arizona
"Natividad 'Nati' Almodova 1913-2004

Natividad 'Nati' Almodova, of Bowie, died Dec. 5, 2004 in her home at the age of 91.

She was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 19, 1913, to Marcial and Petra (Mariscal) Garcia. Nati moved to San Simon in 1929 and then to Bowie in 1957.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and had many hobbles to include embroidery, crocheting, word search game books, and best of all, since she was a young girl, reading True Story magazines.

Nati did washing and ironing for people to earn money to help her husband raise their family, as the railroad didn't pay much at that time.

People in the community would come to her to cook beans and tortillas because theirs weren't as good as hers, and they would pay her. She prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary everyday and her favorite flower was the rose.

On April 19, 1933, in Lordsburg, N.M., she married Francisco Almodova and was married through the church on June 10, 1933. They had nine children. Nati and Francisco were married 69 years until his death in July of 2002.

Nati was one of 11 children. One sister, Manuela Garcia Carrillo of El Paso, Texas, survives her.

Also surviving are her sons Raymond and Francisco (Marta) both of Tucson, Luis (Sun Tae) of Alexandria, Va., and Julian (Marion) of California City, Calif.; her daughters Bertha Almodova of Bowie and Martha (Jim) Westberry of Mesa; and her daughter-in-law Anna Almodoba of Willcox; along with 32 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband Francisco July 13, 2002; sons Henry and Marcial and her daughter Mary Jo Almododa.

Visitation will he held on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., with a Rosary being said at 7 p.m., at Westlawn Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bowie. Burial will follow in Desert Rest Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Charles Win Leighton, Jr. Hospice, 319 W. Grant, Willcox, Ariz., 85643.

Services are under the direction of Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematorium of Willcox."
Obit provided by: Candace


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  • Created by: Diane & John
  • Added: 7 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18804001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Natividad “Nati” Garcia Almodova (19 Feb 1913–5 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18804001, citing Bowie Desert Rest Cemetery, Bowie, Cochise County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Diane & John (contributor 46842343) .