Celia Garcia Aguirre

February 19, 1941 - August 19, 2012

Celia Garcia, 71, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. She was born February 19, 1941 in Floresville, TX, the daughter of Evaristo and Petra (nee Gonzalez) Garcia.  Celia was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was especially devoted to caring for her grandson, Paul Valadez.  She is survived by her children, Norma H. (Joe) Ojeda of North Aurora, Dora (Glenn) Gurecki of Sycamore, IL, Nora Alvarez of Carpentersville, IL, Edward Valadez of Aurora, IL; her grandchildren, Yvonne Hernandez, Juan Hernandez III, Vanessa H. Aguinaga, Joshua Hernandez, Renee Hernandez, Samantha Hernandez, Nathan Hernandez, Jonathon Hernandez, Selinda (Martin) Martinez, Chanelle Ojeda, Isabella Ojeda, Jose (Teresa) Itzais, Patricia (Ashara) O’Connor, Rodrigo Cerna, Rachel Reyes, Adam Reyes, Paul Valadez, Andrea Valadez, Juan Valadez, Pedro Valadez, and Karime Valadez; her great-grandchildren, Paulino Aguinaga Jr., Julian Aguinaga, Luis Aguinaga, Alexia Aguinaga, Ethan, Mia, Lexi, Trevon, C.C., T.T., Nathan Hernandez, Brianna Hernandez, Destiny Hernandez, Destiny Ojeda, Mariah Ojeda, Nevaeh Martinez, Faith Ojeda, Jasiiah Rodriguez-Ojeda, Jovana Itzais, Jonathon Itzais , Eric Itzais, Alex Soto, Leon Torres, Luis Torres, Elise Torres, Kameron Reyes, Kassidy Reyes, Kaliee Reyes, Autumn Reyes, and Marissa Reyes; her brothers, Enrique Garcia, Santos Garcia, and Antonio Garcia; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sons, Juan Hernandez II and Alejandro Hernandez; her brothers, Larry Garcia and Jose Garcia; a sister, Elena G. Martinez; and a grandson, Florencio “Lencho” Reyes.  Visitation will be held from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rte. 31) in Batavia.  A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.


Memorials in Celia’s name may be directed to the family. 

For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Javier & Carmen Ramos Norma so sorry for your lost Mija I know you have a lot of faith. So my Lord will be with you in this time of need mija he will give you strength and comfort knowing you are a GREAT daughter and loving mother God Bless all of you and be strong mija love. Javier & Carmen Ramos
  • Angie Mauricio & Family May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and always remember the good times .
  • Bertha Ojeda You've lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you all find comfort in each other and in all the deep concern that comes to you today. If you need anything i will always be here for you.
  • Marcia Grubb My heart goes out to the family. So sorry.
  • vanessa avila, melba ortega , veronica vega I'm sorry for you loss Norma and ur family I knw what it feels like to lose a close family memeber we are all here for you if you need any thing stay strong god bless
  • Selinda Ojeda-Martinez Grandma I miss you so much words can't even explain how much, nor can words explain the pain. Now when my phone rings I wish it was you calling, we talked everyday and we didn't go 1 week without seeing each other. And that's what I'm going to miss the most. Grandma I love you so much :'-(.