Carmen Pachuca was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Mainero, Mexico, to Rogelio and Maria Garcia. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2021, surrounded by family.

Carmen was a very hard worker. Her greatest pride in life was the fact that she was able to raise her three sons, whom she loved very much, on her own. She worked for several years at the Dallas Nursing Home, until she secured a job with the state. Initially she worked at the Fairview Training Center, then at the State Hospital, from which she eventually retired.

After retiring Carmen stayed busy volunteering in her community. She taught Spanish at the Monmouth Senior Center, as well as working as a volunteer at the Ella Curran Food Bank. In her free time, she loved to take long walks, and to crochet and knit.

Carmen is survived by her two sisters, Connie and Chachi; her three sons, Juan Antonio, Rodrigo and Jacobo; and her many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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