Lucille Garcia

Posted Online: June 26, 2014, 11:01 pm
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Lucille "Lucy" Garcia, 64, of East Moline, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Lucille was born May 19, 1950, in Rock Island, the daughter of John and Cecelia Espinosa Powell. She married Herculano Garcia in 1970, in Rock Island.
Survivors include her daughters (and son-in-law), Carie (Mauro) Cervantes, Nashville, Tenn., and Emily Garcia, Texas; sons (and daughters-in-law), Shawn (Anna) Garcia, Moline, and Marco (Laura) Garcia, Bettendorf; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters (and brother-in-law), Patricia (Alan) Griffin, Moline, Sarah Blake, East Moline, and Delores Webb, Arizona; brother (and sister-in-law), John (Linda) Powell, Las Vegas; and best friend, Janey Jernigan, East Moline. She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Christina.
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