Mass was held on Jan. 13 for Elena Vargas Garcia, 73, of Farmersville. She died on Jan. 7.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1930 in Mexico. She met and married Santos Garcia and the couple made their home in Texas prior to moving the family to Exeter in 1961.

She was a loving mother, proud grandmother, devoted sister, who was loved and will be missed.

Survivors include her mother, Gudelia R. Vargas of Exeter; sons, Pablo Garcia and his wife, Maria Olga of Lamont and Miguel Garcia and his wife, Elizabeth of Farmersville; two brothers, Ignacio Vargas and his wife, Raquel of Richmond and Roberto Vargas of Exeter; two sisters, Petra Ortiz of Blue Town, Texas and Maria Enriquez and her husband, Porfirio of Farmersville; four grandchildren, Pablo Garcia, Jr. and his wife, Roxanne of Bakersfield, Racquel Jiu and her husband, Pierson of Lamont, Catherine and Miguel Garcia, Jr. both of Farmersville; three great-grandchildren, Marisa, Noah and Aaron Garcial all of Bakersfield; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971; two sons, Hector and Ruben; father, Jose T. Vargas; brother, Jose S. Vargas, Sr.; sister, Leandra V. Salazar; grandsons, Gabriel Garcia and twins, Andy and Jaime Garcia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter, Chapel.

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