Ontiveros, Mrs. Manuela P.,
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at her home. Age 90 years. The daughter of the late Franciso and Teresa (Cortez) Garcia, Manuela was born December 22, 1921 in Lockhart, Texas. She married Jesus Ontiveros on November 8, 1941. He predeceased her February 13, 1977. Manuela graduated from Delta College and received her Teaching Certificate at Saginaw Valley State University. Maymie was a teacher in the Saginaw School District last teaching at Salina School. She had been active serving in the community for over 50 years. She had served in a leadership capacity for the Y.W.C.A., Human Relations Commission, Union Civica Mexicana, American G.I. Forum and Bridge Center for Racial Harmony, to name a few. Maymie volunteered for the Host program and co-founded the Xochiquetzal Dance Group.
Surviving are three sons and one daughter, Jesus Jr. and Barbara Ontiveros, Robert Ontiveros, Daniel and Silvia Ontiveros, Celia “Selya” Ontiveros, all of Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Robert Jaime, Jamie Ontiveros and his wife Rupal Shah, Geraldo (Beth) Jaime, Daniel Ontiveros Jr., Nicholas (Misty) Ontiveros, Toni (Joe) Hennessy, Jessica Ontiveros and her husband Miguel Munoz, Micaela Ontiveros-Sian (Justin Pool); six great-grandchildren; a step-brother, Albert (Jan) Garcia Jr., Grand Rapids; many nieces and nephews. Manuela was preceded in death by a daughter, Raquel Ontiveros, one sister and one brother, Ofelia Lara and Francisco Garcia Jr. Maymie enjoyed spending time with her family, cuddling with her dog Sassy and rabbit, Wascally, and watching her telenovelas.
Maymie's family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Rama Mulpuri and her staff for the loving can compassionate care they gave to Maymie.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at St. Mary Cathedral. Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Mary Cathedral on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sister Margo Tafoya, M.SSp, will take place 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Dr. Raquel Ontiveros Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Saginaw Community Foundation.