Celia “Bonnie” Garcia (nee Martinez), of Waukesha, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 80. Bonnie was born in San Antonio, TX on August 23, 1938, the daughter of Simon and Francis Martinez. After working 27 years, Bonnie retired from Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Her favorite color was teal, adored listening to Elvis, enjoyed gambling, and was an avid Tiger Woods and Brett Farve fan. Bonnie always cooked with lots of love and treasured the holidays. She was a loving mother, sister, friend, grandmother, great grandmother, and loving wife.
Bonnie will be deeply missed by her husband, Pedro M. Garcia; children, Pedro (Teresa) M. Garcia Jr., Tom Garcia, Patricia (Robert) Bodanske, and Rodolfo (fiancé, Casey) Garcia; 23 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister; 1 brother; and loving dog, Natasha. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jophine M. Houk; brothers; and 1 sister.
The visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. until the time of the 5:30 p.m. funeral service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Lung Cancer Association, 55 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262‑542‑6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.