Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Garcia, Adolph Andrew Jr.
Adolph Andrew Garcia Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2002 - Adolph Andrew Garcia Jr., Adolph Andrew Garcia Jr., 24, affectionately known to family and friends as "Biggie" departed this life Aug. 29, 2002, the result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born March 27, 1978. He was employed in the culinary arts. Preceded in death by grandmother, Dulcinea Cordova; uncles, Sam, Eppie and Art Trujillo; aunts, Rose Ruybal and Della Green. Andy loved his daughter, his family and raising his pit bull dogs. He wanted with his whole heart to be a good father to his only daughter and make people smile with his jokes and special laugh he possessed. He had the biggest heart anyone could have. His friends would always say "Biggie" was all heart. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Rachel Denae Garcia; father, Adolph Garcia Sr.; mother, Debra Valdez; grandmother, Rebecca Garcia, who raised him; siblings, Dulcinea R. Garcia, Martha L. Garcia, Marlene M. Garcia, Tina Valdez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Vincente Paz en la Casa, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Garcia family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, following the burial rites.
Albert Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2006 - Albert Garcia, 88, passed away April 22, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife Mae; children Sylvia (Mike) Albo, Dolores (John) Tenorio, Albert Garcia Jr., and Darlene Garcia; sister Beatrice, brother Gilbert, 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and family friend Julie Pearson. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Mickie and 4 brothers. He was a WWII veteran and retired from CF&I. He loved fishing and hunting. Memorial service Wed., April 26, 2006, 2pm, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team.
Garcia, Albert Jay Jr.
Albert Jay Garcia Jr., - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2003 - Albert Jay Garcia Jr., 22, passed away Sept. 14, 2003, the result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, Albert was born Nov. 17, 1980. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe R. Martinez. Survived by his wife, Jamie Cordova Garcia; daughter, Kaela Garcia; parents, Leroy and Rose Marie (Martinez) Garcia; siblings, Ron (Nora) Garcia, Brenda (Pete) Alfaro, Phillip Joe Garcia; grandparents, Adadelina Martinez, Phillip and Pauline Garcia; nieces, Felicia Ponce, Sherrie Garcia, Leandra Garcia; nephews, Ryan Garcia, Junior Alfaro, Little Joe Garcia; other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M., celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 2011 Cedar St.
Alfredo "Fred" Garcia - Huerfano World - June 23, 1988 - Alfredo "Fred" Garcia, 92, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, June 18, 1988, in Huerfano County Hospital. Born in Huerfano County Feb. 12, 1896, to Sotero Garcia and Manuelita Duran Garcia, he worked in the coal mines. He married Virginia Papa who died in September, 1977. Shortly after his wife's death he entered the Walsenburg Care Center. Survivors include his children Annie Romero, Viola Olivas and Connie Jacquez, Denver; Nora Quintana and Thomas Garcia, Colorado Springs; Gilbert Garcia and Alfred Garcia Jr., Walsenburg and Bennie Garcia, Fort Collins; two sisters Eva Espinoza, Denver and Safida Sanchez, Walsenburg; 33 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.
Garcia, Alicia P.
Alicia P. "Grannie" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Alicia P. "Grannie" Garcia, 87, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 5, 1999. Mrs. Garcia was born July 13, 1912, in Clapham, N.M. Mrs. Garcia is one of Jehovah's witnesses. She is survived by her children, Vera Garcia, Sara (John) Armijo, Lawrence (Lillian) Garcia, Leonelle (Lee) Gomez, Cecilia Herrera, and Steve Garcia. Also survived by 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery with a reception to follow at Roselawn Reception Hall.
Garcia, Amado E.
Amado E. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1987 - Amado E. Garcia. Spanish rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Church. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.
Garcia, Amalia M.
Amalia M. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1987 - Amalia M. Garcia, Aug. 18, Wife of Benjamin Garcia, passed away Nov. 28, 1936. Mother of Carlos H, (Lupe) Garcia, Pueblo, and Eutemia "Tima" Walton, Colorado Springs. Sister of Josephine Lanfor, Cleofas Montoya, Mary Arrelano and Francis Cordova, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Carolina Sanchez, Quartz Hill, Calif. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two daughters, Amelia O. Garcia Machado and Ida G. DeVore; and two sons, Gilbert Garcia and Benjamin A. Garcia. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial.
Garcia, Ambrose Munoz
Ambrose Munoz Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Ambrose Munoz Garcia, 74, affectionately known to family and friends as "Andy," departed this life March 11, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center, following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, Andy was born Feb. 5, 1930, to the union of Jose and Rosa Munoz Garcia. His parents preceded him in death. He graduated from Central High School in 1948, thereafter he entered the U.S. Navy, retiring with over 23 years of service and the rank of CPO E-7. He also retired from the Pueblo County government as a certified auto mechanic. He was the founder of the Pueblo Retired Enlisted Mens Association (TREA) Chapter 20. He served this organization with dignity and pride, and was the chapter president from 1980 to 1982. TREA's success was always foremost in his endeavors. He enjoyed calling at the bingo sessions where everyone was a winner. To his children and young people in general, Andy stressed the value of a good solid education. He was very involved in his grandchildren's academics and athletic activities. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 40 years, Frances Nuci Garcia; children, Andrea Michalle Garcia, Andrew Michael Garcia, Rosemarie Ann Garcia, James Matthew Garcia; four grandchildren, Angelique Garcia, Bianca Garcia, Miguel Garcia Herriott, and Marlena Garcia; two sisters, Josephine Garcia, Jessie (Sandy) Olivas; two brothers-in-law, Ernest (Juanita) Nuci, John (Dora) Nuci, other relatives and friends to include his TREA family. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M., Celebrant. Full military honors by the United States Navy Burial Detachment at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. The Garcia Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, after the vigil service and TREA Hall 3913 Sandlewood Lane, following the burial rites.
Anacita Garcia - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 20, 1914 - A search of more than two months ended at Trinidad when herders found the frozen bodies of Beneditto and Anacita Garcia in any arroyo near Troy, in the southeastern part of the county. The men, sheep herders, were lost in the blizzard of early December.
Andrea Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2000 - Andrea Garcia, 92, born April 28, 1908, in Walsenburg, passed away May 3, 2000. Survived by children, Frances (Harry) Oyler, Julia (Raymond) Hemmerling, Tina Powers (James Gallegos), Lillian Garcia, Marie (John) Halton, Mary Jane (Mikel) Teuber, Ray and Jessie Garcia; 32 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Garcia; sons, Tom and Gilbert Garcia; daughter, Rose Garcia; sister, Benita Martinez; and brothers, Charles and Samuel Trujillo. She will be sadly missed by her family. Viewing, Friday, noon-7 p.m. Funeral service, Saturday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Angelina "Angie" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1998 - ngelina "Angie" Garcia, 66, passed away Oct. 11, 1998, and went to be with her daughter, Shirley, and son, Ernie, who preceded her in death. Survived by her daughters, Patricia (John) Harvill and Rose Cancino- sons, William Garcia, David (Patsy) Garcia, Michael (Beverly) Garcia, Adam (Judy) Garcia and Steve Garcia- special family friend, Harvey W. Richards- 14 grandchildren- and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, John Gonzales- and sister, Viola Fernandez, both of Springer, N.M.- and numerous nephews and nieces. Born July 4, 1932, in Rayado, N.M. After her retirement, Angie enjoyed camping and traveling with her family. Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The casket will remain closed at the funeral service which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2002 E. Eighth St., with Pastor Michael E. Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family can be reached at 2113 E. 10th St.
Garcia, Anna B.
Anna B. Garcia - Huerfano World - August 17, 1989 - Walsenburg native Anna B. Garcia, a longtime resident of Alameda County, CA, died at her home in San Lorenzo recently. She was 76. Mrs. Garcia, a former candy dipper at MacFarlane's, lived in Alameda County for 45 years. She was the wife of the late John F. Garcia who died in May, 1989. Survivors include her mother, Pauline Gibson, Escondido, CA; a sister Mary M. Sandoval, Escondido and four grandchildren. Burial was in Hayward, CA, following Mass of Christian Burial in Hayward.
Garcia, Antonio Carmello
Antonio Tony Carmello “Sangre” Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2006 - Antonio Tony Carmello “Sangre” Garcia formerly of Pueblo passed away Mar. 16, 2006 in Deer Lodge, Mont. He is preceded in death by his mother Patsy LeDoux, stepfather Santiago LeDoux and father Bonavasio Garcia. Survived by his loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Prayer service at 10 a.m., Thurs., Mar. 30, 2006 with Pastor Tony Garcia at Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. 7th, Pueblo.
Garcia, Antonio F.
Antonio F. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2002 - Age 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord March 25, 2002. Born July 12, 1946, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Basilio and Eloisa Garcia. Preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Albino, Indelesio, Magarito, Olmedo (Joe) Garcia, Odelia Montanez and Anita Lucero. Survived by his children, Jesus (Veronica “Kiki”), Antonia (Scott Wright), Esperanza, Valentina and Vicente Garcia; brothers, Levi (Sara), Archie (Helen), Frank (Ruby), Sef (Betty), Basilio (Linda) and Willie (Pat) Garcia; sister, Helen and grandchildren, BriAna and Scottie, Roman and Antonio Jr. Viewing will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and prayer service Thursday at 6 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, also at Romero Chapel, with Pastor David Arellano to officiate. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Garcia, Arthur A.
Arthur A. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2005 - Arthur A. Garcia, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Garcia; parents, Joe and Rosa Garcia; brother, Manuel Garcia; and sister, Elsie Bernal. He is survived by his daughters, Lori Garcia and Linda Chacon; brother, John Garcia; and grandchildren, Adrian Garcia, Isaiah Chacon and Gloria Garcia. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel.
Garcia, Arthur C.
Arthur C. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2002 - Arthur C. Garcia, 80, lifetime Pueblo resident, departed this life at his home in Pueblo West with all his children and grandchildren gathered around him. Mr. Garcia was born June 10, 1921. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army during World War II. He attained the rank of sergeant and was in the battle of the Rhineland. He received the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the former CF&I Steel Corp. as a mechanical millwright in 1984 with more than 37 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his grandchildren. He also liked to watch boxing matches and Bronco games. He married Savina Quintana Garcia, July 7, 1942, in Raton, N.M. She precedes him in death along with his parents, Ralph and Cecelia Garcia; sisters, Rose Arellano, Helen Getler, Ernestine Gonzalez and Dolly Weston. he leaves to cherish his memory his children, Betty J. Maldonado, Ellen M. (John) Espinoza, Robert (Trina) Clamenza, Michael (Rochelle) Espinoza; eight grandchildren, Martin M. Martinez, Dennis M. Martinez, Debrah A. Martinez, Denise Brooks, Melissa E. Espinoza, Robbie A. Clamenza Jr., Crystal and Stacy Clamenza; 13 great-grandchildren, David R. Martinez, Justin, Ashley, Erickson, Conrad, Janelle, Emilliano and Ian Espinoza, Markus, Joel, Michael, Jenise, Brenden and Jesikah Martinez; numerous other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. William V. Powers, celebrant. Full military honors to follow by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Garcia family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the loving care given our father and grandfather during his illness. Pueblo Chieftain May 20, 2002 Arthur C. Garcia. Survived also by his brother, Joseph R. Garcia. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. William V. Powers, celebrant. Full military honors to follow by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Garcia family will receive friends at Holy Family Community Hall following the service.
Garcia, Arthur Edward
Arthur Edward Garcia - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – February 10, 2003 - Arthur Edward Garcia, better known as "Art", 74, passed away at home on Friday, February 7th, 2003, after battling incurable brain cancer for 4 months. Art was born to Eva (Valdez) and Louis Garcia on June 14th, 1928, at Heck Canyon, NM. His parents, sister (Viola Ramirez), infant brother (Frankie), and brother-in-law (Augustine Fernandez) preceded him in death. Art attended St. Joseph Catholic School through 6th grade and then Springer public schools in Springer, NM He was an active player for both the Springer football and basketball teams. In 1944, he met Mary R. LeDoux, his wife-to-be. They married on June 12th, 1948 in Raton, NM. They were true soul mates and best friends for 54 years. Five children were born from their union: Arthur O., Paul and Fabian Garcia, Sr. (Bon Carbo, CO), Kathy (Mike) Lund of Eagle Nest, NM and Farah (Doug) Mitchell of Colorado City, CO. Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children and their spouses, nine grandchildren, whom he loved dearly: Erminia (Garcia) Rascon, Mark and Adam Martinez, Stevie and Christina Lund, Matthew and Breezie Marie Mitchell, Fabian John, Jr. and Dakota Garcia; four great grandchildren, five brothers; Albert (Alice) of Raton, NM, Jose E. of Avondale, CO, Louis (Annie) of Pueblo, CO, Ernesto (Garcia) Valdez of Albuquerque, NM. Two sisters, Felia Fernandez of Des Moines, NM and Josephine (Frank) Torres of Colorado Springs and one brother-in-law John (Ramsey) Ramirez of Trinidad. A number of first cousins including Betty (Jim) Sandoval of Moor Park, CA, numerous nephews, nieces and very dear friends. Art's main interests in life were to guide and take care of his family. He enjoyed taking his family traveling. During his younger years he spent many hours motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, ice skating, sledding and camping. In his later years he enjoyed many of the same activities with his grandchildren. As a young man he operated his father's coal mine in Bon Carbo, CO. In 1950, Art moved his wife and baby to Cimarron, NM where they lived for 41 years. His occupations while in Cimarron included ranching, truck driving, gas station operator and owner, theatre operator, butane gas deliveryman, and Boy's Correctional School employee. He retired from the State Highway Department after 11 years of service. After retirement he moved to Bon Carbo, CO and spent the next 11 years cattle ranching and traveling with his wife. He volunteered much of his time with the soup kitchen, TACC Youth camping program, and the Colorado Welcome Center. Art was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Cimarron, NM for 41 years and was a member of Mr. Carmel and Holy Trinity of Trinidad for the last 11 years. He was also a member of the Guadalupe Society for a number of years. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel. Funeral mass to be held Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Garcia Family Plot at the Garcia Ranch. Pallbearers will be Matt Mitchell, Al Pacheco, Adam Martinez, Fabian Garcia, Jr., Dakota Garcia and Michael Pacheco. The Guadalupe Society members are requested to attend the services as a group. The family would like to recognize Art's 23 godchildren: Tony Martinez, Richard Sanchez, Lorretta Garcia, Loretta Casias, Lencho Martinez, Pauline Sanchez, Natalie Jenne, Elizabeth Martinez, Michael Pacheco, Melvin Pacheco, Robert Valdez, Roberta Fernandez, Wilfred Cordova, Michael Cordova, David Cardenas, Thomas Arguello, Mark Martinez, Frujencio Espinoza, Debbie Barrett, Matthew Mitchell, Breezie Mitchell, Patricia Alirez and Danny Brown. Arrangements for Art Garcia are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Avelino Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - Avelino Garcia, 81, late of 1 723 E 11th, and formerly of Wagon Mound, N.M., died April 16, 1987. Retired from Santa Fe Railway in 1967. Survived by wife, Cruzita Trujillo and his children: Jerry (Helen) Garcia, Julia (Martin) Martinez, Eloy (Jeannie) Garcia, Gilbert (Catherine) Garcia, Domingo Abelino (Liz) Garcia, and Tootsie (Larry) Guis, all of Pueblo, and Mary Rose (Lupe) Montoya of Denver; stepchildren: Rosie Trujillo, John (Frances) Montez, Ramona (Lawrence) Esquivel, all of Pueblo; Inez (Jake) Martinez, Denver; Mary (Frank) Vasquez, Los Angles, Calif.; and four reared as sons and daughters: Bernard C. Castro, Mary C. (Bill) Murray, Eddie Montez, and Connie Vigil, all of Pueblo; brother of Santana (Porfiria) Garcia of Pueblo; Jacobo (Florencia) Garcia, Mauricio (Dulcinea) Garcia, Efren Garcia, all of New Mexico; 51 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces also survive. Mr. Garcia was predeceased by wife, Delia Garcia, in 1986, and daughter, Dolores "Lola" Garcia, in 1968, as well as two brothers and three sisters. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Saturday at Rivera Chapel and 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Leander Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at 1723 E. 11th and 602 E. Sixth.
Basilio Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1986 - Basilio Garcia, 87, of 2207 E. 11th, died Oct. 17, 1986, following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Eloisa Garcia. Also survived by his sons, Margarito (Margarita) Garcia, Endalesio "Endy" (Aurora) Garcia, Archie (Helen) Garcia, Frank (Ruby) Garcia, Jose "Sef" (Betty) Garcia, Willie (Shirley) Garcia, all of Pueblo, Basilio (Linda) Garcia Jr. of Denver, Antonio (Vicky) Garcia, of Denver, Levy (Terresina) Garcia of New Mexico. Survived by his daughters, Odilia (Julian) Montanez of Ordway and Helen (Jim) McPhaill of California. Also surviving Mr. Garcia is Anthony (Loretta) Gutirrez of Pueblo, who was like a son to him. Also survived by 40 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by sons, Albino Garcia in June 1986 and Joe Olmedo Garcia in February 1983, and daughter, Anita Bustamante in December 1978. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 2207 E. 11th.
Garcia, Beatrice R.
Beatrice Rena Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2003 - Beatrice Rena Garcia, also known to all who knew her as "Honey Bea," of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2003. Preceded in death by daughter, Toni Reyes; parents, Benny and Rachel Perea; brothers, Gilbert, Steve and Manuel Perea. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband and best friend, Charles Garcia; children, Samuel (Lynette), Rena (Cisco), Toni, Simon (Crystal) and Delicia Reyes; 22 grandchildren; brothers, Benji, Daniel, Joe and Dave; sisters, Marlys, Mona and Marcie; special grandpa, Don Griego; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was a faithful member of Full Gospel Christian Assembly. Her favorite pastime was loving and singing to her grandchildren. She also loved to cook. She was a loving and caring woman. She was concerned about everyone, even through her illness. She cast her cares upon the Lord, she knew he cared for her, and now we have comfort through her faith as a family. Christian memorial service will be held at The Good Shepherd Church, 1216 East Beech Street, Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. Special thanks to Hospice and St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for their kind and gentle care.
Garcia, Ben F.
Ben F. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1999 - Ben F. Garcia, 84, a retired steelworker passed away July 13, 1999 , at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident since 1946, Mr. Garcia was born March 24, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa. Served in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart during World War II. He worked 36 years in the CF&I wire mill. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching wrestling matches on TV and occasionally going to Cripple Creek. Preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mary Chavez Amaro- children, Tony Garcia in 1996, Betty Ann Garcia Velasco, June 14, 1999 - granddaughter, D'Ann Garcia in 1993- a brother, Joe Garcia- father and mother-in-law, Manuel and Carmen Hernandez- four brothers-in-law, Pete, Adolph, Manuel and Ernest Hernandez- a sister, Carmen Mercado. Survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary Hernandez Garcia-children, Benito (Lorraine) Garcia, Pueblo, Virginia (Patrick) Medina, Fountain- siblings, Willie (Dolores) Garcia, Ray Nunines, John (Lena) Armaro, all of Pueblo, Maray Aragon, Cheraw- four grandchildren, Jodeen Garcia, Ben Garcia, both of Denver, Gildert Medina and "Little Ray" Velasco, both of Fountain- one great-grandchild, Khiani Garcia, Denver- son-in-law, Ray Velasco, Fountain- numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday Chapel, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., officiating. Interment with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.
Beneditto Garcia - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 20, 1914 - A search of more than two months ended at Trinidad when herders found the frozen bodies of Beneditto and Anacita Garcia in any arroyo near Troy, in the southeastern part of the county. The men, sheep herders, were lost in the blizzard of early December.
Benjamin Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2001 - Benjamin Garcia passed away April 18, 2001, in Pueblo. Ben was born in Gardner, Colo., on Jan. 8, 1913, to Frank and Isabel Vallejos Garcia. He lived in this area his entire life and spent much of it ranching near Gardner. Benjamin was a member of the Latino Club in Walsenburg. Mr. Garcia was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Amada Hudspeth and Margaret Valdez; and a nephew, Frank Garcia. Benjamin is survived by a brother, Silvano Garcia; a sister, Julia Dahlkemper, both of Nevada; his nieces and nephews, Louis Valdez, Gene Valdez, Susanne O'Brien, Frank Dahlkemper, William Hudspeth, Madeline Czajkowski, Robert Garcia, Steven Garcia; and numerous great-nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 20, 2001, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg.
Garcia, Bennie Jr.
Bennie Garcia, Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – February 2004 - Bennie Garcia, Jr., age 76, passed away February 18. 2004, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado, after a long battle with West Nile Virus. He was born on October 24, 1927, to Jose Benito Sr. (J.B.) and Alice Barros Garcia. Ben attended Primero schools and served in the Navy in World War II. He married Lucy Sandoval on September 22, 1945. He worked at the steel mills in Pueblo, Colorado, and then the coal mine in Valdez, Colorado. Ben joined the Trinidad Fire Department in October, 1961, became chief on May 1, 1972 until his retirement in May 1985. Ben loved to golf, fish and hunt and was known as the fine short game at the "course" in Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose (JB) Benito and Alice Garcia; and brother, Joe F. (JoJo) Garcia. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lucy. Eight children also survive, Diana (Ray) Nunez, Louanna Garcia of Trinidad, CO, Bennie "Sonny" (Vanessa) Garcia, III of Longmont, CO, William "Jack" Garcia, Westminster, CO, Steve (Teresa) Garcia of Lexington, North Carolina, Randy (Lucy) Garcia of Aurora, CO, Bernadine (Joseph) DeGarbo of Hoehne, CO and Sean Garcia of Thornton, CO. Eight grandchildren also survive. Bill (Caryl) Garcia, Mandy (Brian) Maldonado, Alicia Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Nicole (Matt) Hill, Justin DeGarbo, Nick DeGarbo, Christopher DeGarbo, Marissa Garcia and Michael Garcia. Also survived by brothers Adam (Irene) Garcia and Robert Garcia, sisters Betty (Ray) Vigil, Shirley (Joe) Fransua, Lorraine Garcia and Faye (Max) Martinez. Sisters-and brothers-in-law, Ida Sandoval, Lydia Garcia, Aurelia Sandoval, Andrew Sandoval and Eusebio Sanchez. Ben is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and his many friends. A rosary will be held Sunday February 22, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the vigil service following at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Church with Tom Melancon, S. J. officiating. Internment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers are Jim Casias, John Timms, Alex Santistevan, Steve Ortega, Richard George and Jim Bulson. Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons Billy Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Justin DeGarbo, Nick DeGarbo, Christopher DeGarbo and Michael Garcia. The family may be contacted at 405 Animas St., Trinidad, Colorado. A Memorial Fund in Ben's name has been set up at International Bank in Trinidad Colorado for West Nile Virus Research. The family of Bennie Garcia, Jr. has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Garcia, Bernice A.
Bernice A. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2005 - Bernice A. Garcia, 79, born April 14, 1925, passed away March 2, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Filemon Garcia. Survived by her children, Leroy Garcia, Michael (Juanita) Garcia, Rose (Anthony) Arellano and Angela (Danny) Flores; grandchildren, Michael Garcia, Matthew (Anna) Garcia, Michelle (Steve) Arellano, Guy (Aurora) Garcia, Erika Flores and Eric Flores, and Tony Garcia; brothers and sisters, Phyllis Almanzar, Polly (Ruben) Trujillo, Tina (John) Singletary, Dorothy (Dave) Maestas, Sally Gonzales, Mel (Cathy) Aragon. Bernice was a member of Moose Lodge No. 19. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Special thanks to Dr. Dexter Koons, Dr. Charlene Hickson and St. Mary-Corwin ICU Staff. The family would like to thank everyone for all the phone calls and prayers. The family will receive friends at the Moose Lodge No. 19 following the services and respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Candido Garcia – World Independent – July 8, 1937 – Candido Garcia, Pioneer, Died Wednesday Night – Candido Garcia, 75, who for 70 years has been a prominent rancher of the upper Huerfano regions, died at the family home at Farisita Wednesday night at 6:45. Garcia was well known throughout all of Southern Colorado and was recognized as one of this county's best ranch men. He is survived by his wife Theresia and nine daughters. Mrs. Nick Aguirre of Farisita, Mrs. Guillermo Velarde of Gardner, Mrs. Moises Castillo of Farisita, Sister Mary Carmel of Kansas City, Missouri, Sister Mary Gertrude of Pocatello, Idaho, Mrs. E. F. Langosh of Gardner, and Scholastica, Beatrice, and Herlinda of the family home. He is also survived by two sons Candido, Jr., and Telesforo at home, and three step-sons Paul, Lewis, and Joe. There is one sister Mrs. Beatrice Garcia of Conejos. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 10 at 8 from the home and 9:00 a.m. from the Gardner Catholic church.
Carmen Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2001 - Carmen Garcia, beloved wife and mother, born June 6, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 7, 2001. Carmen is survived by her husband, Placido R. Garcia; and her children, Frank (Lucy) Garcia, Ronald R. Garcia, Thomas (Carmella) Garcia, Patrick (Kenda) Garcia and Theresa (Richard) Dudley. Grandmother of Michelle (Michael) McIver, Christie R. Garcia, Ronald P. (Cassie) Garcia, Kevin Garcia, Anthony R. Garcia, Robert J. Garcia, Katelyn Garcia, Samantha Garcia, Rachael Dudley and Danielle Dudley. Great-grandmother of Megan and Morgan McIver. Also survived by four sisters, and one brother, as well as numerous other relatives. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, both services will be held at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church in her memory.
Christopher Garcia - Huerfano World - December 6, 2007 - Christopher Garcia was born May 9, 1984 and died November 28, 2007. Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer EMS, Christopher Eric Garcia, age 23, died on November 28, 2007, in Silverdale, WA. Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held at Ft. Sill National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2007. The Ft. Sill Chaplain will officiate. Services are under the direction of Elgin Funeral Home. Christopher was born on May 9, 1984, to Richard E. Garcia and Patricia A. Johnson in Trinidad, CO. Christopher joined military as an Electrician's Mate on a Navy Submarine. Christopher also aspired to be a writer. He is survived by his parents, Patricia and Shane Johnson of Perkins, OK; his grandparents, Virginia and Ernest Couch of Grand Junction, CO, and Bernice and Donald Garcia of Walsenburg, CO, and Judy and Dave Pierce of Walden, CO; three brothers, Shane and wife, Brandi Johnson of Stillwater, OK, James Northup of San Diego, CA, and Lewis Tarver of Perkins, OK; a sister, Brianne Johnson of Perkins, OK; a special aunt, Joyce Colglazier of Albuquerque, NM; two cousins, Shawn Bouska and Melissa Gower, both of Grand Junction, CO; one nephew, Armond Johnson of Stillwater, OK; and numerous other friends and family. He is preceded in death by two grandfathers, Arthur Northup and William "Bill" Johnson, and one cousin, Kane Bouska.
Garcia, Connie Ileen
Connie Ileen Martinez Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2005 - Connie Ileen Martinez Garcia, 57, departed this life on Aug. 9, 2005, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Onesimo Martinez. Survived by her mother and caregiver who was at her side from the beginning to the end, Viola Martinez; children, Sean Garcia (Nicole), Arthur Garcia, (Alisha) Dolores Garcia and Emiliano Garcia; first and only grandchild, Cathrina Consuelo Garcia; also survived by five sisters, Cynthia (Steve) Williamson, Dolores (Rocky) Sisneros, Janet (Albert) Cruz, Geraldine Martinez, Ernestine Martinez; special uncles, Louis (Mary) Ferris, Pete Ferris and Arthur Romero; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and cousins. At Connie's request, cremation with no service. A special thanks to her physician doctor, Nancy Chuch, and to the staff at University Park Care Center.
Garcia, Crystal A.
Crystal A. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1998 - Crystal A. Garcia, 25, Colorado Springs resident, passed away Dec. 19, 1998, in Colorado Springs. She was born Jan. 16, 1973, in Pueblo. She graduated from Wasson High School, Colorado Springs, and was employed by Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs. As a hobby, she enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Stalwarts and Pals bowling team. Crystal was raised by her grandparents, Felix and Esther Ramirez. Her grandfather precedes her in death. Survived by her mother, Judy A. (Gregorio) Gallegos, Fort Worth, Texas- brother, Phil J.M. (Connie) Garcia, Colorado Springs- aunts and uncles, Linda (Jose) Gutierrez, Colorado Springs, Susan (Augie) Barela, Pueblo, Mike (Yolanda) Salazar, Fred (Norma) Salazar and George (Kim) Salazar, all of Colorado Springs, and Ben (Tina) Salazar, Pueblo- godparents, Florencio and Refugia Alvarado, Pueblo- and other relatives and friends who will miss this sweet, gentle person that God took unto himself. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at St. Leander Parish Hall following the burial rites.
Daniel Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1998 - Daniel Garcia, 81, of Pueblo, formerly of Pagosa Springs. Scripture service, 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Survived by son, Daniel (Dolores) Garcia of Pueblo, and daughter, Lilly Martinez of Salt Lake City, Utah. Preceded in death by wife, Susie Garcia, and daughter, Helen Maez.
Daniel Garcia - Huerfano World - July 9, 1992 - Daniel Garcia of Denver died Friday, June 19, 1992 in Willow Brook Care Center in that city. He was 90. Born Mar. 7, 1902 in La Veta to Manuel Garcia and Marina Hurtado Garcia, he married Estella Cruz in 1922 in Walsenburg. A coal miner for 30 years, Mr. Garcia worked in the mines in Oak Creek, Trinidad, and Frederick. He moved to the Denver area from Walsenburg in 1939 and retired in 1964. Survivors include five sons, William, Greeley, Ernie, Denver, Maynard, Las Vegas, NV, Gilbert, Mesa, AZ, and Julian, Denver; six daughters, Irene Maestes, Venice, CA, Virginia Garcia, Rapid City, SD, Dorothy Wiselogle, Denver, Marie Reynoso, Tempe, AZ, Delores Cardenas, Lafayette and Barbara Mendez, Longmont; three brothers, Silvano Garcia, Walsenburg, Baldo Garcia, Canon City and Felix Garcia, Walsenburg; two sisters, Minnie Cruz, San Leandro, CA, and Palmie Garcia, Pueblo; 138 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service and burial were in Lafayette.
Garcia, David Lawrence
David Lawrence Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2003 - David Lawrence Garcia, 56, of Pueblo, passed away January, 5, 2003. Born on September 9, 1946 in Romeo, CO. Preceded in death by his father, Joe S. Garcia; brothers, William S. Garcia, Phillip J. Garcia. Survived by his mother, Flora; sisters, Erlinda (John) Lucero, Thelma (Cecil) Vigil; brother, Paul (Sonia) Garcia, daughter, Natalie; God- daughters, Rebecca Gomez, Terry Garcia and Antionette Armijo. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. David enjoyed fishing, board games and spending time with family. Viewing, Wednesday, January, 8, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Funeral, Thursday, January 9, 2.00 pm, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Delia Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1986 - Delia Garcia of 801 E. Second, passed away on July 19, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1912, in Ocate, N.M. Preceded in death by a daughter, Delores (Lola) Garcia. Survivors include husband, Abelino Garcia. Mother of Jerry (Helen) Garcia, Mary Rose (Lupe) Montoya, Julia (Martin) Martinez, Eloy (Jeannie) Garcia, Gilbert Catherine) Garcia, Domingo Abelino (Liz) Garcia Jr., Tootsie (Larry) Gius, all of Pueblo; 51 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Sister of Josie Archuleta and Viola (Cornelio) Martinez, Pueblo. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Family may be contacted at 801 E. Second.
Garcia, Dolores D.
Dolores D. "Lola" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1999 - Dolores D. "Lola" Garcia, 53, passed away Oct. 15, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1968, Lola was born April 13, 1946, in Walsenburg. She worked in medical services, and also recently received her degree in travel and tourism from PCC. She enjoyed dancing, all types of music, was a member of various soaring dart teams. She was a very happy-go-lucky person, who always had a cheerful smile and a warm greeting of "Hey babes whatcha know, how you doing." She had a flair for clothes and dressing up. She leaves to cherish her memory; a son, Tom "Wedo" (Stephanie) Garcia, Pueblo; a sister, Hope Theresa Aragon, Pueblo; three brothers, Frank (Patricia) Medina, Highland, Calif., Mike (Debbie) Medina, Pueblo, Lawrence (Lori) Medina, Denver; her precious grandchildren, Brianne "Breezy" Nickole Martinez Garcia, Brandon Andrew "Pelon" Martinez Garcia, Justin Thomas "Peanut" Martinez Garcia; nephews, Xavier (Cathy) Sapeda, Raymond (Joette) Sapeda, Julian "JuJu" (Lorraine) Aragon, Frank Leonard Aragon, Marcel (Jennifer) Medina, Marcus Medina, Chris Medina; nieces, Bridgete (Mike) Garbiso, Hope Dolores Aragon, Rose (Ed) Mercado, Margaret (Frank) Martinez, Vickie (Dan) Arguello, Susan (Joe) Archuleta, Anna Medina, Reena Medina, Michael Kyla Medina, Crystal Medina, Annie Medina, Peggy Sue Sapeda; stepdaughter, Mary (Hawk) Garcia; godchild, Frank John Medina; special aunties, Rose Chavez, Bridget Torres, Frances (Tony) Maes; many special friends to include Liz Suarez, Beatrice Brown, Ava DeHerrera, Allison Barrington, Julie Cisneros, Dora Hawkins, Maggie Santos, also her beloved dog "Prince." Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Della Ortivez Medina; husband, Phillip "Pepe" Garcia; and sister, Lillie Lopez. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Cremation to follow. The Garcia family extends their thanks to all who helped during Lola's illness and death. A very special thanks to Liz's Tamale House. Family will receive friends at 1946 Acero St.
Garcia, Dometilia M.
Dometilia M. Garcia – Pueblo Chieftain – November 30, 2003 - Dometilia M. Garcia, Garden City, Kan., formerly of La Junta, Nov. 16. Survived by son, Alfonso Garcia, Las Animas; daughter, Isidorita Esquibel, Aurora. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Las Animas. Horber, Las Animas.
Garcia, Donald A.
Donald A. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2004 - Donald A. Garcia, Jr., 60, of Fort Collins, Colo. passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2004, while vacationing in New Mexico. Don was born in Raton, NM on June 19, 1944 to Donald A. Garcia, Sr. and Esther Sedillo Garcia. H Don attended school in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in1962. He continued his education graduating from Southern Colorado State College (CSU Pueblo). After graduation from college in October 1968, Don enlisted in the United States Army. In October 1970 he accepted his assignment as Platoon Leader, Company A, 27th Engineer Battalion (C), Camp Eagle, in support of the 101st Airborne, in the Republic of Vietnam. He was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in October 1970. For his service to his beloved country, he was awarded three Bronze Stars with V Device for Valor, Achievement, Service; two Army Commendation Medals for Achievement along with four other medals. He was honorably discharged from duty in August 1971. After his release from the Army, Don was employed with Mountain Bell in Greeley, Colorado. Over the span of his career with Mountain Bell/US West/Qwest, he worked as a Personnel Manager, Customer Services Manager, Area Manager. He retired from Qwest in June of 1999, after 28 years of service. While working in Greeley, Don met his beloved wife, Mary. They married in Santa Fe in November 1974. In 1982, Don and Mary were blessed with the arrival of their son, Aaron Joseph Garcia. Don was active in the Fort Collins community. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served two terms as an Elder. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Aaron; his friend and brother, Anthony Garcia (Denver); his father, Donald A. Garcia, Sr. (Pueblo); sister, Pauline Farhar (California); brother, Dale Garcia (Pueblo); sister, Annette Garcia (California); and his special friend Marc Middel (Fort Collins). He is also survived by Susan Parga (Fort Collins), Mike (Kathy) Parga (Pueblo); Elaine (Bill) Hemphill (Boulder); Leslie (Dean) Swedbergh (Longmont); and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Donald A. Garcia, Jr. Memorial Fund in care of Respite Care, Inc., 6203 S. Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Dora Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2000 - Dora Garcia, 81, a homemaker, passed away June 28, 2000. Born July 10, 1918, in Walsenburg. She was an excellent cook and her grandchildren loved her homemade tortillas and the various dishes she prepared especially for them. Predeceased by her parents, Tony Torivio and Maria (Martinez) Romero; and husband, John Garcia in 1988. Survived by her children, Abram (Elaine) Garcia, Morris (Helen) Garcia and Alice Vigil; granddaughter whom she raised, Michelle Garcia; grandson, Michael A. Garcia; great-granddaughter, Danielle N. Garcia; 14 other grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Martinez; daughter-in-law, Teresa Ortega Garcia; other relatives and friends. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1719 E. Evans.
Dora Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2003 - Dora Garcia, 76, passed away May 8, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Villanueva, N.M., she was a homemaker. Predeceased by her parents, Espideron and Rosario (Flores) Garcia; favorite aunt, Rita Flores Chavez, June 22, 1995. Dora was a collector of angel statues and jewelry. She loved to visit with people and was a very happy person. Survived by her cousin and best friend, Ruth M. Chavez; other caregivers, John Bustos, Vita Maurello, Barbara Garcia. Dora's favorite saying was “No creo yo.” Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Villanueva, N.M.
Garcia, Dora Esther
Dora Esther Garcia - Colorado Springs Gazette – August 31, 1991 - Dora Esther Garcia, 53, of Boone died Aug. 28, 1991, in Widefield. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main St., Security, with the Rev. Pat Battiato officiating. Cremation is planned, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Garcia was born March 8, 1938, in Wooten to Nestor and Eloisa (Dominguez) Griego. She was married Jan. 2, 1954, in Raton, N.M., to Jose Garcia, who died with her. Mrs. Garcia is survived by two sons, Joe Jr. of Colorado Springs and Nestor of Widefield; two daughters, Kathy Gutierrez and Jackie Mortinsen, both of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Rebecca Serna of California and Ella Mae Biber and Sally, both of Trinidad; and 10 grandchildren.
Garcia, Dulcenio M.
Dulcenio M. “Dale” Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Dulcenio M. “Dale” Garcia passed away July 28, 2004, in Pueblo. Dale was born in Dexter, N.M., on Sept. 12, 1945, and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. He was a 1963 graduate of Central High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Dale was a member of the IBEW Local No. 12 and was employed as an electrician for 32 years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Annette Garcia, children, Randy (Amaris Retana) Garcia, Bridget Garcia, both of Pueblo, Ramona (Shawn Parker) Garcia of Westminster; siblings, Daniel L. Garcia of Aurora, Frances Dedmon of Pueblo, Mary Diaz; granddaughter and best buddy, Miranda Garcia; and several nieces and nephews including his special niece, Sharon Garcia. Mr. Garcia will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. The family will receive friends for fellowship and a meal in the IBEW Local No. 12 Hall, 2901 Farabaugh, following the service. Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, direct or through the mortuary.
Garcia, Edward I.
Edward I. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1998 - Edward I. Garcia, 84, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 21 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Vigil for the deceased, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Father Richard Wehrmeyer, C.M., officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.
Garcia, Edward Jr.
Edward Garcia Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 9, 1995 - Edward Garcia Jr., 68, an auditor for the U.S. government before retiring in 1982, died of a heart attack June 6, 1995, in Pueblo. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home's Cascade Chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Pointsetta Drive, with the Rev. Fawaz Ayoub officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 N. Hancock Ave. Mr. Garcia was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Loveland to Edward Garcia Sr. and Cora (Chavez) Garcia. His mother survives. He was married June 4, 1944, in La Junta to Rosemary Medina, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Edwin of Pueblo and Christopher of California; three daughters, Irene Massara, Gloria Waughtel and Peggy Hard, all of California; a brother, Henry of Colorado; six sisters, Carrie Lucero, JoAnn Abeyta, Rita McDade, Diane Martinez and Rosie, all of Colorado, and Lilly Aragon of California; an adopted brother, Jim; adopted sisters Pauline Lopez and Mary Sally Tabares; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Garcia served in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and attained the rank of sergeant. He received the Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Brown's College and enjoyed golfing, playing billiards, gardening and traveling. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing, Denver, 80210.
Eleanor Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2003 - Alamosa resident Eleanor Garcia, 73, departed from our lives July 3, 2003, while under hospice care at her home in Alamosa after a 15-year battle with cancer. She was born June 1, 1930, in Turkey Creek, Colo., to Melaquias and Leocadia Sandoval Valdez, and married Ralph Garcia on Dec. 18, 1949, in Gardner, Colo. Eleanor worked as a salesperson for Avon. She loved dancing, reading and singing, and was gifted with a terrific sense of humor. She was a compassionate listener and warmed everyone with her beautiful smile. She leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Ralph Garcia of Alamosa; her daughters, Allene (Robert) Chavez of Colorado Springs, Louella Lenberg and Elizabeth Garcia, both of Alamosa; and her son, Ralph J. Garcia Jr. of Pueblo; her special friend, Linda Zabukovic; her grandchildren, Kathryn and Jason Garcia Lenberg; her brothers, Ben (Janie) Valdez and Tim (Diana) Valdez, both of Pueblo; and sister Bernice (Simon) Aguirre of La Veta; as well as her dearly loved nephews, nieces, and friends whose lives she touched. Her parents, one sister, Georgina Burge; and one brother, Jimmy Valdez preceded her in death. A recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner, Colo. Interment will follow services in the Valdez Family Cemetery near Turkey Creek, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice del Valle in care of the funeral home office.
Garcia, Elisa L.
Elisa L. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Mrs. Elisa L. Garcia, age 98, late of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Fort Garland, died April 2, 1986. Born May 28, 1887 in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Frank A. Garcia, Oct. 9, 1980. Mother of Bennie (Beatrice) Garcia of Pueblo; Ramona (Edward) Jackson of Sacramento, Calif.; Rachel (Adam) Rivera and Erma (Pete) Gutierrez, both of Mesa, Ariz. A sister of Lucas (Annie) Lucero of Aguilar, Colo.; and Mrs. Placida Barela of Pueblo. Ten grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church in Fort Garland. Interment, Fort Garland Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2610 Acero, home of son Bennie Garcia.
Garcia, Elizabeth B.
Elizabeth B. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2003 - Elizabeth B. Garcia, 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her, died peacefully at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003. Born Aug. 20, 1926, in Del Norte, she was known to family and friends as "Liz" who enjoyed life and her family. She loved to cook for her grandchildren, doing crafts, working in both her flower and vegetable gardens. One of her greatest joys was going to the Saturday night dances with her beloved husband, Ernest. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose Miguel and Mary Nieves (Lovato) Lopez; sons, Patricio Carlos, Stephan and Edward Garcia. Survived by her husband of 58 wonderful years, Ernest Garcia; children, Mike (Suzy) Garcia, Rose Sisneros, Frances Garcia Chacon, Patty (Dave) Barela, David Ernest Garcia, Lorraine Hernandez; siblings, Rudy (Mary) Lopez, Roy Lopez, Danny Lopez, Pete (Sophia) Lopez, Eva (Julian) Coronado, Irene Haro, Joann Espinoza; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. James F. Koenigsfled, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1164 30 Lane and St. Joseph's Hall following the burial rites.
Elvira Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - Elvira Garcia, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999. She was married to her husband, Mel Garcia, for 65 years. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She also enjoyed many activities, one of which was playing bingo. Besides her husband, Elvira is survived by her children, Ida (Richard) Wilson, Dora (Jake) Miera, Alice (Bernal) Aranda, Fabby (Tony) Romero and George (Penny Willits) Garcia, all of Pueblo- three brothers, Tobias (Jenny) Ortega and Faustin (Bertha) Ortega, both of Pueblo, and Emilio Ortega of California- 15 grandchildren- 24 great-grandchildren- four great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Martinez and Mela Lovato, and three brothers, Earnest Ortega, Johnny Ortega and Domitilo Ortega. Viewing will beheld Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 .m. at the Garden Chapel. Recitation of the rosary will take lace at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.
Emilia Garcia - Huerfano World - November 3, 1994 - Emilia Garcia, 79, died Oct. 31, 1994 in Walsenburg. Born Jan. 28, 1915, to Policarpio and Deluvina Pineda in Bear Creek, survivors include her husband, Manuel Garcia, Walsenburg; three daughters, Ruby Martinez, Aguilar, Clara Garcia and Lillian Gomez, Pueblo; a son, Joe Montoya, Colorado Springs; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Garcia, Ernestine B.
Ernestine B. "Tiny" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2003 - Ernestine B. "Tiny" Garcia, 78, born Jan. 28, 1925, passed away March 25, 2003. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Joe M. Garcia; and her children, Bobby Lee (Iris) Garcia, Linda Rivas, Michael Garcia and Tommy Garcia. Grandmother of Rich Garcia, Lonny (Carol) Garcia, Michael Shane Garcia, Toni Lynn Rivas, Keith David Rivas and Michael Dane Garcia. Great-grandmother of Gino, K.C., Brandi, Joey, Dominick and Mia Garcia, and Rhyan Lynn and Isabella Marie Rivas. Also survived by her sister, Margaret Valdez; brother, Mike (Mary) Duran of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernardo and Eduvigen Duran; and brother, Fred Duran. Ernestine was a wonderful wife and mother who always put her family first. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Esther Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2000 - Esther Garcia, 78, born July 17, 1922, in Raton, N.M., passed away Nov. 21, 2000. She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Sedillo; mother, Della Lucero; and sister, Irene Gonzales. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald A. Garcia; two brothers, Paul and Donnie Sedillo; five children, Pauline (Dennis) Farhar, Donald (Mary) Garcia Jr., Dale (Beverly) Garcia, Annette (Michael) Garcia, and Anthony Garcia; and five grandchildren. Funeral service, Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Garcia, Eufelia Mary
Eufelia Mary (Dominguez) Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2006 - Eufelia Mary (Dominguez) Garcia, 88. Born in Miera, N.M., daughter of Remijio Dominguez and Catarina Garcia, was the last living child of this Dominguez family. Preceded in death by former husband, Willie D. Garcia. Survived by grandson, John Paul Garcia, Pueblo (Cathy's son), whom she raised as a son; daughters, Cathy Garcia, Pueblo, and Helen Lyons, Wake, Va.; grandchildren, Angela Villani, Colorado Springs, Eileen Francis, Wake, Va., Robert Lyons, Richmond, Va.; great-grandchildren, Crystal Wilhelm, Colorado Springs, John Spearing IV (military assignment) and the love of her life, DeMarco Bustamante, Pueblo; great-great granddaughter, Jasmine Wilhelm, Colorado Springs. Mary was a devoted daughter and mother. Stern but hard-working, she loved working in the produce fields in Blende. Mary encouraged her children to constantly improve themselves and obtain the education she never received. At Mary's request, no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Garcia, Eutemia B.
Eutemia B. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2006 - Eutemia B. Garcia. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. She was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Ranchos De Taos, N.M. She was preceded in death by her mother, Feloniz Carbajal; and a son, Ruben Garcia; great-grandson, Gabriel Michael Martinez; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nelson H. Garcia of the family home; daughters, Christine Garcia (Tom Byrd), Rose De La O and Deborah (Mason) Caldwell, all of Pueblo; sons, Anthony (Karolyn) Garcia, Hereford, Ariz., and Leo (Bobbi Jo) Garcia, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice for their care during her illness. Visitation, noon to 3 p.m. today, and rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese, with the Rev. William Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Garcia family will receive friends at the church hall following the burial rites.
Garcia, Faustin John
Faustin John Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Faustin John Garcia, 76, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 1999. Survived by his wife, Mary R. Garcia of the family home- children, Norman (Mary) Garcia OF Pueblo Marilynn (Lance) Allen of Littleton and Beverly (Steve) Hoffenberg of Greenwood Village, Colo.- brother, Waldo (Florence) Garcia- sister, Esther Reveles of Phoenix, Ariz.- brothers-in-law, John (Pauline) Marez and Cyrus Kile- sister-in-law, Annie Green, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Condit, Jeffrey, Jamee, Christie and Lance Allen, Lindsey Garcia, Rachel, Sarah and David Hoffenberg- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Santa Fe, N.M. Faustin and Mary R. Marez were married on May19, 1947, in Trinidad, Colo. Faustin was a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army. He was also a veteran of World War II and served his country in the Seventh Corp Engineer ETO for 43 months. He then served in the Army Reserves Infantry Unit and retired in 1982. He was awarded Reservist of the Year in 1975 and was honored by Governor Lamm and the Denver Post. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 35 years of service. Faustin also received the Sustained Superior Performance Award from the Pueblo Army Depot and the Redstone Arsenal Award for coordinating service with missiles. He was a 42-year charter member of Christ The King Church where he served as an usher. Member of the Non Commissioned Officers Club of America, AARP, Perterson Field Non Commissioned Officers Club and Order of Foresters. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Rosary will be held today at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, both services at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the most reverend Bishop Arthur Tafoya as celebrant. Full Military Honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Vision 2005 at Christ The King Church, through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the family home.
Garcia, Felipe R.
Felipe R. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2005 - Felipe R. Garcia, 45, of Pueblo, returned to the Lord unexpectedly on Friday, June 10, 2005. Born Nov. 16, 1959, in Pueblo, to Louis and Delfina Garcia. Preceded in death by baby, Angel Garcia; and mother-in-law, Remigia Medina. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Sandra Garcia; children, Felipe, Angelo, Christopher and Damian Garcia; grandchildren, Delicia and Delilah Garcia; brothers, Louis (Esther) Garcia; and twin brother, Fidel (Irene) Garcia; sisters, Gloria (Johnny) Ramirez, Kathy (Juan) Ramirez, Patsy (Pedro) Ramirez and Amber Medina; father-in-law, Celestino Medina; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and vigil service to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.
Felix “Gato” Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2004 - Felix “Gato” Garcia, 51, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 14, 2004. Born April 4, 1953, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Margarito Garcia; brother, Benito Garcia; sister, Maxine Francis. Survived by mother, Margarita Garcia; sister, Rose M. (Al) Jaramillo; sons, Tom (Julie) Garcia, Michael (Michelle) Santillanes, Ricardo Martinez and David Barela; daughters, Diana (Terry) Holt, Hope Frazier, Benita Garcia and Gina Martinez; also survived by numerous grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at Abundant Life Church, 1001 Constitution Road, with Pastors Roger and Grace Lucero as officiants. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.
Garcia, Felix E.
Felix Edmundo Garcia - Huerfano World - September 22, 1994 - Felix Edmundo Garcia, 70, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Sept. 16, 1994 in the Walsenburg Care Center. He had lived there the past one and half years. Born in Bear Creek Mar. 1, 1924, he lived most of his young life in the Huerfano County area and attended school in Bear Creek. He served in the US Armed Forces. Survivors include two brothers, Silvano Garcia, Walsenburg and Baldo Garcia, Canon City; two sisters, Palme Garcia, Pueblo and Minne Cruz, San Leandro, CA; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Laguna Cemetery with graveside service by the VFW Post #2643.
Filemon Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2004 - Filemon Garcia, 81, born June 26, 1923, passed away Sept. 11, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bernice Garcia; children, Leroy Garcia, Michael (Juanita) Garcia, Rose (Anthony) Arellano and Angela (Danny) Flores; grandchildren, Michael Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Michelle Arellano, Guy (Aurora) Garcia, Erika Flores and Eric Flores. He is also survived by his brothers, Silviano, Gilbert and Ben Garcia. Filemon was retired from the CF&I and was a member of the Pueblo Moose Lodge No. 19. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Moose Lodge No. 19 following the services and respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Garcia, Flora I.
Flora Ida Garcia - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - Flora Ida Garcia, 74, of Walsenburg died Monday, Sept. 12, 1994, in Pueblo. Born Jan. 17, 1920 in Colmar, NM, she married Jake Fernando Garcia. She was a member of Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by her husband, Jake, Walsenburg; 10 children, Caroline Juvera, Colorado Springs, Beulah Vasquez, Arizona, Margaret Cumberland, Salt Lake City, UT, Jose Garcia, Colorado Springs, Ignacio Garcia, California, James Garcia, Denver, Anthony Garcia, Walsenburg, Ales Vigil, Pueblo, Bob Garcia, Walsenburg and Lora Gray, Pueblo; one brother, Octaviano Pacheco, Denver; 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Thursday (today) from Apostolic Church of Jesus at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.
Garcia, Florido F.
Florido F. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2001 - Florido F. Garcia, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 12, 2001. Born Dec. 30, 1918, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Della Garcia; and sons, Luis Garcia and Frank (Dunie) Garcia. Survived by his sons, Andrew (Adele) Garcia, Fountain, Fred Garcia, Denver; daughters, Viola Marquez and Evelyn Lucero, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Rose Garcia, Pueblo; only surviving brother, Mel Garcia, Pueblo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Florido enjoyed gardening and fishing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place.
Frances "Ponche" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2005 - Frances "Ponche" Garcia, 58, of Pueblo, went home after a brief illness on Feb. 20, 2005. Born June 1, 1946, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Gilbert Garcia; son, Johnny Gerald; parents, Feliberto and Celina Castro; nephew, Matthew "Honey" Medina. Survived by son, Gilbert (Tammy) Garcia Jr.; beloved daughters, Jackie Garcia (Carla Dominguez), Pueblo; brother, Feliberto (Christina) Castro Jr., San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Irene (James) Carroll, Pahrump, Nev., Josie (Albert Pino), Walsenburg, Viola Castro, Patricia Medina, Pueblo, Betty Lou McClain, Denver; grandson, Jacob Garcia; granddog, Buford; aunts, Elvira Garcia, Ersie Armijo, Bertha Armijo; uncle, Mike Armijo; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frances enjoyed fishing with her daughter, watching the Denver Broncos (donkeys), and spending time with her grandson. Special thanks to the Garcia, Medina and Dominguez families. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.
Garcia, Frances E.
Frances E. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2001 - Frances E. Garcia of Denver, an office worker, died Monday. She was 77. A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Crown Hill Mortuary, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Denver. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in La Veta. She was employed at Hostess Foods. Her interests included gardening, music, art and travel. She is survived by two sisters, Martina Coca and Elva Galvan, both of Denver.
Garcia, Francisco M.
Francisco M. “Frank” Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2004 - Francisco M. “Frank” Garcia, 90, of Pueblo, passed away June 11, 2004. Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by wife, Josefa Garcia; son, Henry R. Garcia Sr. Survived by sons, Gilbert (Virginia), Orlando (Lois), Steve (Mary Lou), Eloy (Tina) and Edward J. Garcia; daughters, Marcella (the late Robert) Lucero, Lillian (the late Phil) Cordova. Frank was loved by 28 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, buying cars and motorhomes, but his family was always important in his life. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Officiant, Bishop Chuck Shumard. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Frank Garcia - Bayfield Blade - February 13, 1914 - Striker is Acquitted - Trinidad - Arthur Lyons, a negro striker at Tabasco, charged with killing Frank Garcia, a Mexican striker, was acquitted of murder in the District Court. Lyons pleaded self-defense.
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