Otila Garcia Fava, 84, of Christoval, passed away April 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born an only child on December 29, 1936 in Eldorado, Texas, to Martin and Otila Garcia. Otila later married Esteban Fava Sr. and together they had eight children.
Otila’s fondest childhood memories were meeting people as she traveled with her parents to work in fields. She loved spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies included, crafting, sewing, gardening, singing, visiting with neighbors and going to garage sales.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Esteban Fava, Sr. and her daughter, Josie Aguirre. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Felipe Fava and wife Sandy, Sulema Riojas and husband Javier, David Fava, Rachel Cuevas and husband Mark, Raul Fava and wife Amy, Esteban Fava Jr. and wife Griselda and Christina Fava. Otila is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.
A rosary was held Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 AM, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Mission Catholic Church in Knickerbocker with burial to follow at Ivy Cemetery in Christoval, Texas.