Stella Garcia Lovato

stella lovato

November 5, 1944 ~ May 12, 2023

Born in: Slaton, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Stella Garcia Lovato was born to Cruz T. Garcia and Juanita Vasquez Garcia on November 5, 1944 in Slaton, TX. She went to be with our Lord on May 12, 2023 in Bryan, TX with her family by her side. She grew up in Wolfforth, TX where she attended school at Frenship. Stella was employed by Huber’s Pawn Shop, Jim Lester’s Pharmacy, Swat’s Pawn Shop, Global Pharmacy (Owner Henry Dominguez) and UMC Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician and with Insurance Reimbursement for UMC. Stella was a devout Catholic and was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (Lubbock, TX). She taught CCD, was a Eucharistic Minister and she especially enjoyed her fishing booth every year at the annual Jaimaca. Tia Stella was known for her generosity with her nieces and nephews always having jars full candy to spoil them with.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Cruz R. Garcia, sister Emma Garcia Llanas and nephews Thomas Edward Garcia, Paul “Sugar Bear” Garcia, Andrew Garcia, T.J. Dawson, and George Garcia; nieces Rachel Garcia High and Martina Limon and the father of her children, Marcello Willie “Smiley” Lovato, Jr.  She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Lovato Bonnett, son Marcelo E. “Eddie” Lovato, III and wife Janette, grandchildren, Marianna Stella Lovato, Joshua Leon Lovato, Gabriella Ann Lovato; brothers Jesse J. Garcia and Eusebio Garcia; sister Martina Garcia de Garcia and Frances Flores; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Visitation will begin on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. There will be a funeral procession to the church where a Resurrection Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church,  507 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. Interment will follow at the City of Bryan Cemetery.


Mass of Christian Burial: May 20, 2023 11:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

Visitation: May 19, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Interment: May 20, 2023 1:00 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


Rosary: May 19, 2023 7:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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    • Thank you my dear friend. Your generosity and love is appreciated. Your support and prayers give me strength.

  1. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Tia Stella will be missed so much. I will cherish the memories I have of her. Love and hugs, Ester

  2. Mama Estella – Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure and those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever. May our Lord be with family and friends during this journey.

  3. May you rest in peace. my dear friend. We shared a beautiful a friendship. Lots of memories, here at our beloved parish Our Lady of Grace Also as parents of Lubbock High School Orchestra students. May our Dear Lord keep Yvonne , Eddie and family in His Tender Care. Peace and love to all.

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