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Angelica Milo Garcia

July 1, 1930 — January 26, 2024

Angelica Milo Garcia, 93, of Temple passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, January 26, 2024, at her residence. 

Born on July 1, 1930, to Gonzalo and Maria Milo, in Needles, California, at an early age her family moved to Deming, NM. Angelica lived a life filled with love, compassion, and strength. Despite completing school only up until the 8th grade, Angelica's determination led her to pursue a brighter future for her children. As a single mother, she obtained her GED to enhance her opportunities and subsequently earned her Certified Nursing Degree. Her family looked upon these accomplishments with immense pride and admiration.

Angelica will forever be remembered as the go-to person for advice and a compassionate listener. She had an innate ability to comfort and guide others through life's challenges. Her warm presence provided solace and reassurance to everyone who sought her wisdom. Angelica exhibited remarkable independence, dependability, and strength of character throughout her life. She was a pillar of support for her loved ones during both joyous and challenging times. Her unwavering dedication to family was evident in all that she did.

One of Angelica's greatest achievements was undoubtedly raising her children and caring for her grandchildren. She poured every ounce of love into nurturing their growth and guiding them along their respective paths. Her tireless efforts shaped them into strong individuals with unwavering values of compassion and resilience.

Angelica found immense joy in spending time with her family. Whether it was cooking delicious meals together or gathering for cherished conversations, these moments were filled with warmth and laughter. She had a talent for baking and cooking.  Additionally, Angelica enjoyed sewing, dancing, music, and gardening.  She was a woman of immense faith and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Temple.

In memory of Angelica Milo Garcia, she leaves behind her sons, Michael Garcia of Temple and David Garcia and his wife, Meredith, of Waco; her daughters, Sylvia Santana and Diana Cespedes and her partner, Rick Castillo, both of Temple; her sister, Irene Bustamante; her brothers, Joe Milo and Gonzalo Milo, all of Deming, NM; her bonus children, Emy McAleese of Temple, and John Costello of Copperas Cove, as well as many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents , her son, Richard Garcia, and her grandson, Rick Garcia.

 Angelica's Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 5:00 P.M. followed by a visitation with light refreshments from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Belton to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman whose love knew no bounds. Her final resting place will be in Deming , NM where she will have an additional ceremony. Angelica Milo Garcia will forever be remembered for her unwavering dedication to family, her immense strength of character, and the legacy of kindness and compassion she leaves behind. Let us cherish the memories of this extraordinary woman who had an indelible impact on all who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her memory. 

Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,

I’m following the path God laid for me

I took his hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found that peace at the close of day

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these things I too will miss

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,

Good friends, good times, my loved one’s touch

If my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief

Lift up your heart, rejoice with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Celebration of Life

Friday, February 2, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5431 U.S. Hwy 190, Belton, TX 76513

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Friday, February 2, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5431 U.S. Hwy 190, Belton, TX 76513

Light refreshments will be provided

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