Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Catalina Garcia

Passed away on March 21, 2020

Catalina (Becky) Garcia, a longtime resident of the Southeast Side, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Becky was born February 1, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Tirso Villafuerte and Jobita Villafuerte-Silva. She attended Chicago Vocational High School and continued her education at Chicago State College graduating with an Associates' Degree in Special Education.  She was a retired teacher's aide to special needs students at George Washington High School in Chicago. Becky was an active member in her community, serving as precinct captain in the 10th Ward and participating in many political events. She was a member of the Sisters of Servites at Annunciata Church on the South East Side of Chicago. Becky had a zest for life. She loved her bling, whether in her jewelry or her clothes, going to Casinos and travelling. She is survived by her loving husband; Ruben (Abel), son; Richard, bothers; Alex Villifuerte (Sharon),the late Tirso (Chabo) Villafuerte, Jr. and Joseph Camarillo (Elaine),sisters; Angeline Lahey (late Jake Lahey) and Esther Camarillo, cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.No  service will be held at this time. A memorial mass will be scheduled in the future. Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Chapel Chicago, IL 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.



Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


"Reuben and son, please accept my sympathy for your loss. Becky was a lovely person, so full of life. May you be comforted; may the Lord and His blessed Mother give you solace at this time. We'll be praying for you. "
- Karen M Pietrusinski
March 23, 2020 3:48 pm

"My deepest most sincere condolences to Becky's husband, Ruben and her son, Richard. I worked with Becky at GWHS for 13 years and she was such a good friend. I knew Becky was very strong in her faith. She once gave me a Holy Card featuring Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, when I was going through a difficult time in my life and I still have it and cherish it to this day. I know Becky definitely has a place in heaven. I know Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ welcomed Becky into his Kingdom with open arms. Sweet and Beautiful rest in peace my dear friend and until we meet again. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. I LOVE YOU BECKY "
- Anita Gonzales Purpura (Lemus)
March 23, 2020 8:53 pm

"Abel and Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. Becky was a beautiful, kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You and Richard are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest peace."
- MaryAnn Drew (Knezevich)
March 25, 2020 9:05 am

"Esther and Family -- I know how difficult this all has been and especially with you down in Florida at this time and also the problems with being able to physically give condolences. Please know that I'm here for you, Esther, when you return. And express my condolences to your whole family. Sharon Geltner"
- Sharon Geltner
March 25, 2020 11:10 pm

"Rich, I am truly sorry to learn your Mom passed away. Growing up at Sacred Heart, I felt your Mom had one of the most friendly and kindest smiles.Truly a treasure to have known her.Prayers for peace and God's Blessings. "
- Kim (Bakovich) Bartuska
March 25, 2020 11:42 pm

"Becky, my dearest sister. You have finally found peace. You will not be alone, Mom and Dad are awaiting you with loving open arms. These last few years have not been easy for you and your husband Ruben troubled with the health of your son Richard. You prayed for him with all your heart and soul and your wish came to be, he is well on his way to full recovery. He has not lost a mother, your memory will be with him every day of his life and beyond. Will miss your long telephone calls. They made me laugh and cry at the same time, talking about our crazy youth - Trumbull Park, that wonderful bakery down the street, the ice cream parlor/pharmacy on Torrence Ave. The casino in Indiana will also miss you. That was your entertainment and refuge from your problems. You were indeed special. Thank you for being my sister. Thank you for the memories. With Love Always, Angie (Aggie)"
- Angeline Lahey (Villafuerte)
March 27, 2020 12:57 am

"Esther, Kenny & Family - We are so sorry for your loss. We understand what a difficult time this is. We’re sorry we can’t be with you now but hope we can see you sometime soon."
- Scott, Kate, Aly & Emmy Geltner
March 28, 2020 12:25 am

Candles Lit
"Eternal rest grant onto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord."
- Karen M Pietrusinski
March 23, 2020 3:52 pm

"Rest in Beautiful Peace my dear friend, Becky...until we meet again."
- Anita Gonzales Purpura (Lemus)
March 23, 2020 8:54 pm

"Thank you Becky for everything you did. You will be greatly missed. God bless"
- Victoria Resa Ortega
March 24, 2020 11:20 am

"Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May the perpetual light shine upon her.May she rest in peace."
- MaryAnn Drew
March 25, 2020 9:08 am