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Dominga H. (Galicia) Puente

May 19, 1929 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 90)
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Dominga H. Puente, 90, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday evening, July 18, 2019 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
She was born on May 19, 1929 to Crispin and Josefina (Rodriguez) Galicia in Tyler, Texas. Dominga was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Defiance, and The Latin American Club. She worked at Johns Manville for several years until her retirement. She enjoyed dancing, Mexican music, gardening, and she loved to cook and spend time with her family. 
Dominga is survived by her children; Josie Cantu of Defiance, Maria (Ed) Logan of Owasso, OK, Sylvia (Chris) Burnett of Defiance, Marcos (Brenda) Puente, Jr. of Owasso, OK, and John (Silkia) Puente of Defiance. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at St. John's Catholic Church, with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be directed to Great Lakes Caring Home and Hospice. Online condolences can be given at

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