Mary Amparo Narvaez, age 86, passed away November 7, 2017. She was born October 28th, 1931 to parents Domingo Garcia and Julia Gonzalez in Kingsville, Texas. Our heavenly father took her swiftly ending her pain and suffering.
Her greatest accomplishment was raising 5 kids, while my Dad worked nights at Reynolds Metal Company and often traveled on business trips. As the saying goes, behind every great man there is a strong woman. Our mom was definitely that woman.
Although she did not complete her high school education, she ran that family bank accounts like a professional. The family was built from a marriage that lasted 59 glorious years. She was unofficially the General of the household, keeping the house in order as well as the soldiers (kids) that lived in it. Regardless of the many titles that see held she will always be remembered for her devotion to God.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Domingo Garcia, Mother, Julia Deases and Father, Domingo T. Garcia
She is survived by her children, Manuel Narvaez, Jr. from Houston, Olga Varela (Spouse Raul), Mary Jane Salidvar (Spouse Nick) from El Paso, Diana Gonzalez from Dallas and Liz Moreno (Spouse Victor) from Corpus Christi, sister, Minerva Rodriguez, sister, Teresa G. Arispe, 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson our fifth generation (Joe).
A Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Seaside Reid Chapel. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at SS Cyril & Methodist Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Having the distinguished honors to serve as pallbearers are Marcus Narvaez, Manuel Varela, Michael Varela, Nick Salidivar, Gabriel Ory and Michael Vargas.