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Minerva Garcia, 71, of Bandera, passed away on February 3, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico, to Minerva and Pablo Mendoza on December 13, 1949. She married Marlin Kedrowski on August 6, 1984.

Minerva went to Providence High School and graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a Bachelor of Arts. She worked as an Art Teacher in SAISD for the duration of her 25-plus teaching career and then continued as a consultant with the district until 2020.

Minerva was a woman of many talents. She drove horse carriages, grew plants and devoured books. She taught kids to fish, tube and kayak down the Medina River and ride horses in her backyard. Minerva was a confidant and prankster with her siblings, Terry, Lupe, Mary, Dina and Paul. She and her husband, Marlin, enjoyed living at the river’s edge, taking part in the Comanche Cliffs community, and the yearly Cowboy Capital trail ride. She loved her sunshine and moon and her reason for breathing. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling anywhere her daughter dragged her, especially detours to a casino.

Minerva is preceded in death by her husband, Marlin, her parents, Minerva and Pablo Mendoza, her horse, Orion, her dogs, Summer, Eb, Roxane, Faye and Bella, and numerous cats.

Minerva is survived by her daughter, Monica, her siblings Terry, Lupe, Mary, Dina and Paul.

There will be no traditional services.

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