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Maria Teresa Mendizabal Garcia
October 23, 2019


Mendizabal Garcia
Maria  Teresa
Age 84 of Oakdale
Died on October 23, 2019
Born on September 13, 1935 in Mexico City. She was an only child but her mother, Josefina Roa Robert de Mendizabal, had 19 brothers and sisters and 13 first cousins. Loving, but strict, second grade teacher in Mexico City. Moved to Chicago in 1965 when she married Joseantonio Garcia (Tony) and worked as a homemaker. Loved music and dancing. She was a great dancer. When she heard rhythmic music, she would move. It didn’t matter if she was in a grocery store, restaurant or bathroom. Dancing with the Stars was one of her favorite shows, a passion she shared with her granddaughter, Maria. Teresa loved bright clothes and sparkly outfits. Teresa loved her family. She chose to move up to colder and snowier Minnesota with her husband to help take care of her grandchildren, Alex and Maria. She was especially proud of her grandchildren, displaying that pride with an ever-rotating display of picture buttons worn on her blouse, sweater or jacket. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tony; son, Joe (Sylvia); daughter, Elda (Brian) Bloemendal; grandchildren, Alex and Maria; and many first and second cousins. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday (October 31, 2019) 11:00 AM at TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6133 15TH St. N., Oakdale with Visitation starting at 10:00 AM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Transfiguration Catholic Church.
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