Born in San Antonio, Texas on Apr. 16, 1958
Departed on Sep. 28, 2005 and resided in San Antonio, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 30, 2005
Service: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Cemetery: San Fernando II
Elizabeth Arlene Alanis Garcia All beautiful you are my darling: there is no flaw in you. - Songs of Songs 4:7 Mom, you meant the world to us, we love you so much! Los dias, meses y anos que incondicionalmente nos diste son el mejor recuerdo que tenemos. Ahora te extranaremos para siempre. Elizabeth, known by many as 'Lisa', joined her loving father, mother, and grandmother in heaven on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the age of 47. Lisa will always be remembered as the complete woman that she was: An extremely loving and supportive wife to her husband Martin, a fiercely passionate and devoted mother to her three children Gabriela 17, Iliana 15 and Martin Lorenzo 12. Lisa spent every waking moment thinking about what her children needed and she unselfishly gave them everything they desired and wanted to make sure their wishes came true. Lisa was born in San Antonio, Texas and was the daughter of the late Dr. Artemio Alanis who along with his wife Sylvia B. Alanis, raised a family of ten children. Lisa was a loyal daughter who always wanted to do the right thing and set the right example for her 9 siblings. One memory that always comes to mind is how her father would call her the 'Capitana' (The Captain) because she loved being the leader and taking charge of any situation...no matter how difficult. She spent her early school years at Mount Sacred Heart School For Girls and graduated from Incarnate Word High School. She later graduated from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and quickly started working as an ICU nurse at Bexar County Hospital. For the past 20 years, Lisa has helped her husband run their dental clinics in the San Antonio area. Her caring nature drove her to become involved in leading ACTS retreats and lend a spiritual hand to persons with AIDS. Lisa was always there giving of herself to others in so many generous ways. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Martin Garcia of 20 years, two beauti ful daughters, Gabriela and Iliana, loving son, Martin Lorenzo, mother, Sylvia B. Alanis, mother-in-law, Dora Elia Garcia, 9 brothers and sisters, 16 nieces and nephews, many brothers and sisters-in-laws, aunts and uncles from the U.S. and Mexico. It is quite evident that Lisa touched so many lives and will be truly missed forever! Los recuerdos que nos has dejado los guardaremos como un tesoro...we love you forever! SERVICES A visitation will be held Friday, September 30th at Mission Park Funeral Chapel, 3401 Cherry Ridge, from noon - 5:00 p.m. A Rosary service will be held on Friday, September 30th at 8 PM at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Rd. The Funeral mass will also be held at St. Matthew's on Saturday, October 1st, 11 AM with interment to follow at San Fernando Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lisa's honor would be greatly appreciated at The American Red Cross. Mission Park Funeral Chapel North.