Maria "Stella" Garcia was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world onOctober 11, 2022 at age 75.She was born to Elias and Maria Cota on August 16,1947. After graduating high school, Stellamet the love of her life Carlos Garcia and they married on August 24, 1968. Stella and Carloshad 4 children: Carlos, Stephanie, Sandy, and J.P.Stella loved spending time with her children and teaching them the family recipes to carry downthe generations. She was an avid sports supporter especially when it came to her children.Neighborhood families and friends knew Stella's home as the gathering location of the town.She made everyone who entered her home family upon leaving. She was known as MommaStella to many.\n\nStella is preceded by her parents, her sister Dora Garcia, niece and nephew Mary and EddieGarcia. Stella is survived by her children: Carlos (Julie) Garcia, Stephanie (Mike) Llanez, SandyGarcia (Mariano Chavez), and John Paul (Maribel) Garcia. Stella is survived by 14grandchildren: Brianna, Michael, Janaya, Alicia, Matthew, Dannielle, Guillermo, Mariana,Luciana, Andrea, Angelo, Ariza, Yesenia, Aurelia, 7 great-grandchildren, brotherJohn(Patsy)Cota, and sisters Rosa(David)Casillas and Helen(Alfonso)Romero, and numerousnieces and nephews.\n\nA funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 beginning at 9 am at BlessedSacrament Church in Mammoth, Arizona.