Celia Barrera
October 19, 1938  -  June 7, 2008

Celia Barrera

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Holy Family Catholic Church
5410 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
10:00 a.m.
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Celia Barrera, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2008. A long-time resident of Abilene, Texas, she worked as a nurse at Professional Association for Pediatrics and Hendrick Medical Center for many years. Celia was married to Pete M. Barrera, Jr. for 34 years until his death in 1994. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her children Elijio Barrera, Martina Tina Galvan, Veronica Hernandez; grandchildren Sarah Galvan, Christopher Palomarez, Amanda Hernandez; and siblings Gregoria Moreno, Gregory Garcia, Esther Valdez, Carlos Garcia deceased, Francisco Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Virginia Herrera and Maria Garcia.

A rosary will be held at Elmwood Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:00pm, followed by visitation at 7:00pm. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at 10:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church with Msgr. Benedict Zientek officiating.

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials- St. Theresa of Avalon.


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  1. Elvira Quintela Gonzales
    Snyder, TX

    Cousin Celia she will be missed. I enjoyed getting to know her these past few years. Celia, God Bless you and rest in peace.

  2. Louie and Tina urquidez
    Phoenix, AZ

    Celia rest in peace,we love you and you will be miss. Rest in peace my beloved cousin, you are with the Lord.

  3. Joe Louisa Madrid
    Carlsbad, NM

    We have no words to express our sorrow. Celia was like a sister us.
    We will forever remember the good times .especially the last time we saw her. A reunion in Terlingua Tx, where our grandparents , The Garcias lived and our parents were born raised. Celia was so happy to be with her relatives.

  4. Aurora Quintela Cardenas
    , TX

    We are very saddened by our wonderful cousin Celias death. She was certainly a positive link with all the descendents of Luisa and Dolores Garcia. We will miss her.

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