Elsie was born on October 12, 1939, in French Camp, CA to Jesus and Frances Garcia.
Elsie married her high school sweetheart, Joe Cardenas, and together they had 6 children: Elaine, Joey, Richard, Frances, Lisa, and Lydia, 23 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters: Carmen, Angie, and Katy; 5 brothers: Alex, Albert, Jesse, Joe, and Edward; her daughter: Elaine; and great-grandson: Francisco.
A viewing will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, 330 Franci Street, Livingston, CA. It has been requested that those attending the viewing are quiet and respectful. The Rosary and Mass will follow, with burial at Winton Cemetery District, 7651 Almond Ave, Winton, CA. A reception will take place at the Big Hall at the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus following the burial.
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