Rebeca “Becky” Ochoa, age 76 of East Chicago, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Becky is survived by: three children: Orlando (Jessica) Garcia, Maritza (Jay) Torres, and Eduardo (Georgina) Garcia; nine grandchildren: Jazmine, Julian, Jaslene, Meghan, Alex, Cristian, Aleah, Azalea, and Amalia; sister, Olivia (Ramiro) Hernandez-Ochoa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Jose Garcia; and brothers: Roberto and Manuel Ochoa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Church, corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 144th Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Ivan Carrillo officiating. Private cremation to follow. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 and from 9:00 am to 10:00 am Wednesday morning. **(A MAXIMUM of 25 People will be Allowed in the Funeral Home at one time and MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING will be Required.)**
Becky was known by so many people, and was something unique to each of them. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend. She was a gentle soul with a kind and generous heart. From her joyful, bubbly and fun personality to her hardworking, loyal, and optimistic attitude she was loved by many. Rebeca was also a loving servant of God and would always put others before herself. Everyone who knew her would know that she always put family first and would do whatever she could to take care of them and their needs. She adored her children and grandchildren and was equally adored by them. Everyone who knew Becky also knows that she was a phenomenal cook. Her food was delicious and she always had an extra place at her table to feed one more guest. Although many people knew Becky in the many roles she had in our community, her family knows better than anyone how much she loved to laugh, and laugh out loud. She always dreamed of travelling and lived out those dreams in her favorite way, with her sister and her family. She was the most courageous woman most of us will ever get the chance to know. She came to the United States at a young age to build a better life for herself as well as her family in Poncitlán, Mexico. Rebeca was resourceful, an entrepreneur, and a Luchadora. If she wasn’t working somewhere she was still successful, always thinking of something to make or sell. She opened her own restaurant and later became a well known and loved distributor of merchandise. She knew how to take the necessary risks in life, and how to pick herself back up when life tried to knock her down. Most importantly, she knew how to have fun. She loved to sing and dance whenever she could, all throughout her life. She was una gran mujer and a wonderful soul who will be missed by all.
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