A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Good Counsel on Saturday, May 1, with burial following at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Celestino was born on March 22, 1940, in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Jose and Teresa Garcia. He was raised and attended school in Harlingen.
In 1962 Celestino married Cornelia Hernandez. He had ten daughters and one son.
Celestino loved to drink, dance and sing. He also enjoyed fishing.
Celestino is survived by his children, Cornelia Hernandez, Teresa Ronquillo, Juanita Garcia, Barbara Hara, Maria Arellanes, Patricia Garcia, Cornelia Fajardo, Melissa Trevino, Celestino Garcia II, Manada Garcia and Carmen Leos, 37 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, one daughter, Maria Magdaelena Garcia, one brother and one sister.
The family is requesting assistance with the burial expenses. Donations can be made directly to Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. The family would also like to thank those who have already donated.