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Garcia, Nancy M.
Nancy M. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2001 - Nancy M. Garcia, 75, born Sept. 8, 1926, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2001. Survived by loving husband of 49 years, Jose "George" Garcia; children, George Garcia and Rudy Garcia; grandson, Reid Garcia; daughter-in-law, Jan Garcia Matzen; brothers and sisters, Margaret (Jess) Soto, Mary Cruz, Jess (Rose) Guerrero, Delores (Larry) Garcia, Joe (Cecilia) Guerrero and Anne Leyba. Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends survive. Preceded by son, Bobby Lee Garcia; parents, Dionisio and Belen Guerrero; brother, Larry Guerrero; and sister, Jean Montoya. Nancy was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145, Ladies Auxiliary, Virgen De Guadalupe Society, served as secretary of the Fray Angelico Genealogy Society of Hispanic America and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, where she volunteered her time. She was a sales agent for Howard Life Insurance, Western Reserve Life Insurance and the George McCarthy Funeral Home. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to Colorado Blue Sky Enterprises Family Center in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at the church following the interment.

Garcia, Nefi Benjamin
Nefi Benjamin Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2004 - Nefi Benjamin Garcia passed away Feb. 14, 2004. The youngest of seven sons, he was born to Francisco and Jacinta Garcia on Nov. 22, 1922, in El Prado, N.M. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elva Marie Garcia; sons, Robert (Margie), George (Sara), Tom (Bernice), Ben (Beth); and daughter, Lori (Bill) Lobato; sisters, Lucy Martinez, Tedora Struck; and brothers, Francisco and Eliseo Garcia. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory. Nefi served his country in WWII and was stationed for a time at the battlefront in Germany. After marrying, he and his wife moved to Pueblo. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot in the general supply storage division for 32 years and received the Pardner of the Month Award in October 1964, for his excellent job performance and community activities. He was president of the YMCA in 1958. Nefi was a member of the Charro Club. He will be remembered for running the Nefi Garcia Basketball League, which he ran with his wife for the City of Pueblo. He was also extremely active with all sports in his church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nefi enjoyed coaching and was a mentor for his sons' sports activities. His enjoyment of sports was shared with many of Pueblo's youth, but his greatest enjoyment was his family. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military graveside honors will be performed by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Donations may be made in Nefi's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Garcia, Nicolas Jr.
Nicolas Garcia Jr., - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Nicolas Garcia Jr., born Nov. 26, 1973, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 6, 2004. Preceded in death by mother, Maria V. Garcia; grandparents, Benigno and Mary Alice Montoya; uncles, Pete Montoya and Deddie Martinez; cousin, Melanie Gomez; and great-uncle Bernardo Montoya. Survived by father, Nicolas Garcia Sr.; brother, Ben Garcia (Elisia Johns); goddaughter, Janessa Garcia; nieces, Brianna and Oliva; girlfriend, Joie Bustamante; Uncle Richard (Pita) Domingues and family; Aunt Judy Gonzales (son) Marty; Aunt Bernice Martinez and family; Aunt Rose (Eduardo) Hernandez (daughter) Martha; Uncle Phil (Arlene) Montoya (daughter) Alicia; Aunt Beatrice Huffman and family; and Uncle Charlie. Also survived by special cousins, Jackie and Jessica Pizarro; and many loved numerous friends, family, cousins, nephews, nieces, co-workers, brothers and sisters. Nick was a wonderful love, brother and friend. He loved life and his family everyday to the fullest. He was a Department of Corrections officer in Fremont, and an ex-Pueblo Police officer. He served and protected his family and community to the fullest with all his heart. He enjoyed his career, music, his horror movie collection, going to the movies and spending time with his brother and immediate family and joking around with everyone. His smile like Gold, his heart of a Guardian Angel. He will be truly missed always loved and never be forgotten. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, followed by vigil service, 7 p.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church with cremation to follow.

Garcia, Paul Santos
Paul Santos "Samudio" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2001 - Paul Santos “Samudio” Garcia, 76, born Oct. 19, 1925, passed away Oct. 26, 2001. Survived by loving wife of 51 years, Mary F. Garcia; children, Paul P. Garcia, Denver, Rick (Kathy) Garcia, Patrick (Melissa Ballard) Garcia, Cecily M. (Bob) Donovan, Christopher (Theresa) Garcia and Paulette Baker, all of Pueblo. Grandchildren, Kaylee and Paul Tyler and Caroline Garcia, Nicolle Martinez, Nicholas, Matthew, Jessica, Annie and Felicia Marie Garcia, Remy, Doulgas and Robert Donovan, Jacob, Jodie, Jeffrey Garcia, Zachary, Micaela and Carly Baker; and great-grandchildren, Rilee and Julia Martinez and Damarquez Sisneros. Also survived by brothers, Louis (Henrietta) Garcia, Ross (Mary Jo) Garcia and Joseph "Pep" Garcia; sisters, Eva (Tony) Jimenez and Theresa (Virgil) Escobedo. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Agapita Garcia. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII serving in the South Pacific, Finschhafen, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Saidor, New Guinea, Hollendia Operation, Capture of Marines and was given the American Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver Star, WWII Victory Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel Button. He retired from CF&I after 25 years of service. He was also an avid Bronco fan and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Garcia, Pauline E.
Pauline E. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2003 - Pauline E. Garcia, 83, joined her husband in their heavenly home, Dec. 21, 2003. Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Cameron, Colo., to Manuel and Marina Garcia, who preceded her; along with her beloved husband of 65 years, Phillip Garcia; siblings, Daniel Garcia, Senida Rampa, Baldo Garcia, Felix Garcia and Silvano Garcia; grandchildren, Dianne Ortibez, Renee Ortibez and Albert Garcia. Survived by children, Leroy Garcia, David (Sharon) Garcia, Betty Ortibez, Sandra (Larrylee) Martinez; grandchildren, Ron (Nora) Garcia, Brenda (Pete) Alfaro, Phillip Joe Garcia, Tammy Dee Garcia, Debbie (Jim) Atencio, Anthony (Jenn) Ortibez, Chris (Moriah) Ortibez, Amber (Chris Chacon) Martinez, Larry Martinez; great-grandchildren, Felicia Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Junior Alfaro, Little Joe, Sherrie and Leandra Garcia, Kaela Garcia, James and Michael Atencio, Mark, Shawn, Kaylee and Emalee Ortibez, Christopher Ortibez, Jamie Walachek, Nicole Lucero, Orion Martinez, Khayman McGrath; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. As per Pauline's request, there will be no viewing.

Garcia, Pedra
Sister Pedra Garcia - The Kansas City Star - July 28, 1991 - Sister Pedra Garcia, 91, Atchison, Kan., formerly of this area, died July 26, 1991, at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison. She was born in Gardner, Colo., and moved to Atchison in 1918. Sister Pedra served on the hospitality staff of the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison for more than 40 years, beginning in 1943. She earlier worked in the food service department of the former St. Benedict's College, Atchison, and was a housekeeper at convents in the Argentine district of Kansas City, Kan.; in Lenexa; in Maryville, Mo.; and in Horton, Effingham, Potter, Beattie and Nortonville in Kansas. She joined the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison in 1918 and professed monastic vows in 1920. Survivors include a brother, Peter Garcia, Pueblo, Colo.; and five sisters, Mary N. Cassuas and Mary A. King of Walsenburg, Colo., Sister DeChantal Garcia, Yankton, S.D., Sister Valentina Garcia, Nerinx, Ky., and Victorine Martinez, Portland, Ore. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Scholastica Chapel in Atchison; burial in the sisters' cemetery. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters at Mount St. Scholastica.

Garcia, Pedro C.
Pedro C. “Danny” Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2005 - Pedro C. “Danny” Garcia, born Oct. 2, 1944, entered into rest with his Lord July 24, 2005. He is missed by his parents, Pete and Ann Garcia; children, Barbara D. Garcia and Carlie L. Garcia, both of California; and siblings, Myrna (Bill) Bunn, Pensacola, Fla., and Robert Garcia, Hayward, Calif. Also survived by stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Cleo; brother, Rudy; and several other family members. Danny was a Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed sports, doing puzzles and especially his friendships. There will be no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Rosary on Aug. 4, 2005, 7 p.m. and Mass of resurrection, Aug. 5, 2005, at 10 a.m. Reception to follow, all at Danny's parish, The Shrine of St. Therese. Interment will be in Hayward, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Garcia, Philip M.
Philip M. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1999 - Philip M. Garcia of Wheat Ridge and formerly of Pueblo passed away Feb. 16, 1999. An Army veteran of World War II, member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society of Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mount Carmel, Parish Council and usher at Our Lady of Assumption. Survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Roldan Garcia- children, Frank (Geri) Garcia, Michael (Elizabeth) Garcia and Loretta (Joe) Garcia- brother, Jess (Lucy) Garcia- grandchildren, Stacie (Vincent) DeBell, Carolyn (Johnnie) Santistevan, Michelle, Elisa and Joseph Garcia II- numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Friday. Recitation of the rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Garcia, Phillip H.
Phillip H. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2003 - Phillip H. Garcia, 89, born, Feb. 22, 1914, passed away Nov. 5, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Tonita Garcia, sisters Cora Garcia and Alice Martinez, grandchildren Dianne Ortibez, Renee Ortibez and Albert Garcia. Survived by his wife Pauline Garcia, children Leroy Garcia, David (Sharon) Garcia, Betty Ortibez, Sandra (Larrylee) Martinez, grandchildren Ron (Nora) Garcia, Brenda (Pete) Alfaro, Phillip Joe Garcia, Tammy Dee Garcia, Debbie (Jim) Atencio, Anthony (Jenn) Ortibez, Chris (Moriah) Ortibez, Amber (Chris Chacon) Martinez, Larry Martinez, great-grandchildren Felicia Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Junior Alfaro, Little Joe, Sherrie and Leandra Garcia, Kaela Garcia, James and Michael Atencio, Mark, Shawn, Kaylee and Emalee Ortibez, Christopher Ortibez, Jamie Walachek, Nicole Lucero, Orion Martinez and Khayman McGrath, niece Loraine Dietz, nephews Jack Smircich and Dwayne Martinez and other family members. Phillip retired from IMS in 1979. Phillip and Pauline were married 65 years. Funeral Service 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery, 5450 Highway 78 West. Family and friends will be received at Imperial Reception Hall. As per Phillip's request, there will be no viewing.

Garcia, Phillip J.
Phillip J. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Phillip J. Garcia, 24, died unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 1987. Born Nov. 9, 1963, in Pueblo. Survivors include wife, Tanya; daughter, Teri Garcia; parents, Joe and Flora Garcia; sisters, Erlinda (Willie H.) Lucero and Thelma (Cecil) Vigil, all of Pueblo. Brothers, David Garcia of Pueblo; Anthony (Sonia) Garcia of Virginia; mother-in-law, Bernice Anderson; and numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by brother, William Garcia, 1984. Employed by Mile High Stucco, was an avid fisherman and hunter. Visitation, noon until service Friday at Imperial Chapel. Services, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Chapel with the Rev, Ted Cordova officiating. Receiving friends at parents' home, 1912 W. 16th.

Garcia, Phillipa
Mrs. Phillipa Garcia - Huerfano World - January 11, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1930: Mrs. Phillipa Garcia died and was buried in Wahatoya Cemetery.

Garcia, Pinio T.
Pinio T. Garcia - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 13, 1993 - Pinio T. Garcia, 44, of Colorado Springs died May 8, 1993, in Pueblo. He was a medical assistant. The funeral will be held Friday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. Mr. Garcia was born Nov. 5, 1948 in Center to Pinio Garcia and Estella Eva Madrill. He had lived in the area since 1962. He was a member of the Latin American Education Foundation, had been Boys Club Boy of the Year and taught judo and gymnastics. Mr. Garcia is survived by two sons, Pinio J. and Eutimio V., both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Dulce C. Garcia of Orange County, Calif.; eight brothers; five sisters; and three grandchildren.

Garcia, Placida
Placida Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Age 91, formerly of Pueblo, born May 31, 1910, passed away March 23, 2002, in Denver. Preceded in death by her husband, Moises L. Garcia; son, Moses Garcia; and son-in-law, John Murta. Survived by her children, Virginia Murta and Joseph Harry Garcia, both of Denver, and Mary Ellen Garcia of Pueblo. Also survived by her daughters-in-law, Judith and Bonnie Garcia; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Martinez; special friend, Gladys Romero; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Garcia, Placido Reynaldo
Placido Reynaldo "Ray" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2004 - Placido Reynaldo "Ray" Garcia of Pueblo, passed away, April 23, 2004. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Carmen. Survived by children, Frank (Lucy) Garcia, Ronald R. Garcia, Thomas A. (Carmella) Garcia, Patrick R. (Kenda) Garcia and Theresa (Richard) Dudley; grandchildren, Michelle (Mike) McIver, Christie (Harvey) Garcia, Ronald (Cassandra) Garcia, Kevin Garcia, Anthony Garcia, Robert Garcia, Katelyn Garcia, Samantha Garcia, Rachael Dudley and Danielle Dudley; great-grandchildren, Megan McIver, Morgan McIver, Dakota Garcia, Berkley Garcia; sisters, Vedalia Cordova, Asusena "Susie" (Seferino) Espinoza, Kathryn (Fred) Saiz, Timothy Garcia, and Barbara Montoya; in-laws, Rose Garcia, Armando (Sadie) Chavez, Mary Lou Baca, Esther (Albert) Garcia, Nellie (Eloy) Baca, Henrietta (Rudy) Salazar, Fernie Ortega; and numerous nephews and nieces. The family would like to give special thanks to The Parishioners of Christ the King and their prayer line, Dr. Charles Salerno and Ray's special care givers, Annette Garcia, Wendy Mestas, and Selena Trujillo. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday April 27, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004. Both services will be held at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with celebrant Tom Adrians officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King "Vision 2005."

Garcia, Porfiria
Porfiria Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Porfiria Garcia, 70, late of 1605 Cedar, passed away Dec. 8, 1987 at Minnequa Medicenter. Preceded in death by son, Flavio Garcia in 1972. Survived by husband, Santana Garcia; children, Eliseo (Betty) Garcia of Pennsylvania, Evelyn (Jose) Medina of Germany, Mike Garcia of Trinidad, Linda (Frank) Vigil of Denver, Isabel (Richard) Abeyta of Washington, Corrine (Mark) Garcia of Colorado Springs, Marsha (Joe) Cruz, Mary (Allen) Easton, Timothy Garcia, Arthur Garcia, Viviano (Delphine) Garcia and Cindy (Ron) Martinez, all of Pueblo; sister of Juanita Fresquez and Mary Lopez, both of New Mexico, Carmen Valerio of Rocky Ford and Roy Trujillo of Grand Junction; numerous nephews and nieces. Survived also by 37 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Retired in 1983 from St. Mary-Corwin housekeeping department with 35 years service. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Garcia, Rafael
Rafael (Ralph) Garcia – Albuquerque Journal - July 15, 2005 - Rafael (Ralph) Garcia, age 96, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, and a former resident of Clayton, NM, passed away on July 12, 2005. Mr. Garcia was born September 28, 1909 in Trinidad, CO. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas F. Garcia; parents, Cipriano and Ruperta (Lopez) Garcia; sister, Maria Valdez; brothers, Cipriano, Juan, Monico, Felix, Felix P., and J. Frank Garcia. Rafael is survived by his wife of 72 years, Eva Marie (Elkins) Garcia; daughters, Louise Vigil and husband Dick of Albuquerque, Ruby Valdez and husband John of San Bruno, CA; sons, Bobby J. Garcia and wife Belinda of Albuquerque, Michael F. Garcia and wife Tommie of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Linda M. Gonzales and husband David, Larry A. Pena and wife Carole, Michael F. Garcia Jr., Steven W. Garcia and wife Jerriann, Luther S. Garcia, Robin E. Garcia; great-grandchildren, Bernadette Gonzales, David Gonzales and wife Lorraine, Michael F. Garcia III, Katarina Dawn Marie Garcia, Caesar Garcia, Jake Ryan Garcia and Madison Marie Garcia, Jeffrey, Claire and Elise Pena; great-great-grandsons, C.J., Domonik Gonzales; sister-in-law, Sara Garcia; and many nieces and nephews. Rafael retired from the University of New Mexico in 1974, he used to say, "I went out with Nixon." Rafael enjoyed all sports and working on his flower garden. A special thank you to Maria Melaro, Veronica Espinosa, Marie Gonzales, Maribel Astorga, Bernadette Gonzales, Jerri Anderson, Jan Snow, Josie Ferguson, and all The Presbyterian Hospice staff, for their wonderful care. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming NE, with Father Mike Cimino, Celebrant. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 842-8800.

Garcia, Raymond
Raymond Garcia - Huerfano World - December 3, 1992 - Raymond Garcia, 63, died in Huerfano County Medical Center Nov. 23, 1992, after a long illness. Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Del Carbon, after graduating from high school in South Dakota, he entered the US Navy in 1948, serving as a pharmacist's mate until 1958. After that he worked for Wright Brothers Carnival for 30 years, retiring in 1990 and returning to Walsenburg. Survivors include two daughters, Robin Gamboa and Stephanie Sierra-Nunez, both of Denver; his mother, Josephine Ruzanski, Walsenburg; a sister, Frances Stammen, La Veta; a brother, Joe Garcia, Denver; five step-sisters and one step-brother and four grandchildren. Cremation. Memorial service was Friday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel.

Garcia, Raymond
Raymond Garcia - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - February 4, 1988 - Considerate Desk Clerk Shot Dead - Pueblo - A clerk who was shot to death at a north side hotel Wednesday was filling in for a co-worker who was held up there a week ago - possibly by the same robber, police said. Raymond Garcia, 26, agreed to work for a woman friend from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Hampton Inn, where Garcia was slain and a security guard was wounded. The guard, Robert Martinez, 26, of Pueblo, was shot in the face and was in stable condition at Parkview Episcopal Hospital in Pueblo. Less than 12 hours after the shootings, Ronald Lee White, 32, was arrested at his Colorado Springs apartment about 1:45 p.m. A tip to Pueblo Crime Stoppers led to White's arrest on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery. Police believe the same man who robbed the hotel a week ago, terrifying the woman who Garcia worked for Wednesday, is responsible for the shootings. "He (Garcia) was real concerned about the woman who was robbed last week and he filled in for her last night," said the victim's father, Raymond Garcia. "He loved his job. He loved the people he worked with so he'd work extra time for them. Sometimes, if the housekeepers got too busy, he'd help them with their chores," Garcia said. Before he began working at the Hampton Inn two years ago, Garcia was robbed while working at the Holiday Inn in Pueblo. "They held him up," said the father. "He talked the robber out of the checks and the change. He told the robber the checks would not do him any good and the change would weigh him down. The robber gave back the checks and the change," Garcia said. The robber Wednesday took the life of Ruby and Raymond Garcia's only son, who lived with his parents and sister, Dolores, 23, in Boone, 20 miles east of Pueblo. Garcia was behind the hotel counter when confronted by the early-morning robber. Martinez, an armed security guard, interrupted the robbery, Pueblo police said. "It startled him," said Pueblo Police Capt. Reuben Archuleta. Martinez did not have time to draw his weapon and was ordered to another room, shot in the face with either a .357-caliber or .38 -caliber revolver, and left for dead. "A few minutes later the security guard heard the second shot," Archuleta said. Garcia was shot in the right temple in an office behind the hotel counter, said Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer. The robber escaped with an undetermined amount of money. Later, at Parkview Hospital, Martinez was able to give police a description of the robber: white, about 25, 6 feet tall with a strong, muscular build. He had medium-brown hair, a mustache and a well-kept beard. Garcia attended grade school in Boone, and graduated with honors from Pueblo County High School. Denver Post - February 4, 1988 - Pueblo Hotel Clerk Shot, Killed - Pueblo - A gunman shot and killed a 26-year-old hotel clerk and wounded a security guard early Wednesday during a holdup at the Hampton Inn. A suspect - Ronald Lee White, 32, Colorado Springs - was arrested later in the day and taken to Pueblo for questioning. Killed in the robbery was Raymond Garcia, 26, of Boone, a small community east of Pueblo. The security guard - Robert Martinez, 20, of Pueblo - was shot in the face and was being treated at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Police said Martinez's condition was stable. The robbery occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday at the hotel on the north edge of Pueblo. Martinez, who walked into the lobby as the gunman was robbing the clerk, was forced into a back room and was shot. The gunman then shot Garcia in the head.

Garcia, Reginald Ray
Reginald Ray Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 1999 - Reginald Ray Garcia, 63, of Pueblo, passed away May 3, 1999. Born Feb. 14,1936, in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Isidorita Garcia- one daughter, Darlene Garcia- three brothers, Lawrence Garcia, Isidro Garcia and Jose Manuel Garcia. Survived by former spouse, Sadie Garcia of Pueblo-children, Dave (Darlene) Garcia, Grandforks, N.D., Michael (Kimberly) Garcia and Connie (Ron) DeHerrera, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Adam, Emily, Erica, Steven, Derek, Nicholas and Nathan Garcia- sisters, Marcella (Joseph) Serna, Pueblo, and Antonia Maria (Faustin) Anaya, Fountain. Viewing, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 1-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. , Monday, 7 p.m., Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Both at Romero Funeral Home, officiant, Pastor Eli Negron. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2519 West St. or 19 Starling Drive, starting Saturday, May 8, 1999. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Garcia, Regino Ray
Regino Ray Garcia - Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - Ray Garcia, 80, a lifetime resident of Walsenburg, died Jan. 8, 1989, in the Walsenburg Care Center after a lengthy illness. Born in Sugar City Nov. 8, 1908, the family came to Walsenburg when he was an infant. Mr. Garcia worked in area coal mines and also drove a taxi. He served in the Army during WW II and was a member of VFW Post #2643. Survivors include numerous cousins. Funeral service was Monday from J.M. Antle 'Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Garcia, Rexene Rose
Rexene Rose Garcia (Sapeda) - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - Rexene Rose Garcia (Sapeda), was born March 7, 1956. Rexene departed this life unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfonso Sapeda; mother, Darlene Sapeda; mother-in-law, Mamie Henderson; and grandmother, Mary Sapeda. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenny Garcia; daughter, Debbie Garcia; brothers, Alfonso, Vince (Barbara), Mike (Terri) Sapeda; sisters, Quincy (Robert) Bradshaw, and Elaine Sapeda; brothers-in-law, James, Andy, Anthony (Paula), John (Donna); sisters-in-law, Vicky (Ron) Garcia, Angela (Dave) Pacheco, Brenda (Basil) Madrid; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; as well as many friends, including her best friend, Vicky Garcia; and her beloved dogs, Merry Kisses and Precious Galore. Rexene had a great zest for life. She loved to laugh and surround herself with friends and family. Rexene was gracious and kind with everyone she came in contact with. She had a very generous smile. Visitation and video tribute, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Garcia, Richard
Richard Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2000 - Richard Garcia, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 15, 2000. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Lillie Garcia; daughters, Virginia (Vern) Spieker, Dorothy (Carl) O'Neal, Mary Ann Jaramillo, Patricia (Anthony) Cano; sisters, Bertha Paiz, Sally (George) Karras; grandchildren, George and Jerry Speaks, Lisa O'Neal, Rick Garcia, Lena and Bridgette Jaramillo, Wenona Martinez, Candida, Anthonio, Antionette and Nadine Cano; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Richard worked as a forklift operator at CF&I for 32 years retiring in 1982. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and sisters. Viewing, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Garcia, Richard
Richard "Wayne" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2000 - Richard "Wayne" Garcia, 48, was in an automobile accident and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2000. He was born in Pueblo on May 3, 1951, and currently lived in Albuquerque, N.M. He was employed as payroll manager for Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1974. He was a 1969 graduate of Pueblo South High and the University of Southern Colorado in 1976. His wit and humor will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a friend of Bill W. for the last 13 years. He is survived by his children, Desi and Brandi Garcia of Albuquerque; parents, Jerry and Helen Garcia, Pueblo; grandmother, Agnes Vallejos, Walsenburg; brothers and sisters, Gerald (Frances) Garcia, Pueblo, Anna (LeRoy) Payne, Aurora, Bill (Michelle) Garcia, Arvada, Loraine Aranda, Pueblo, Janice Garcia, Pueblo, Greg (Jacki) Garcia, Pueblo, Charles (Kim) Garcia, Pueblo; special friends, Jackie Garcia, Jean Bierner and their families; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Abelino and Delia Garcia and Benito Vallejos; and sister, Joanne Garcia. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Vigil, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at Holy Family Parish, Father Jesse Perez officiating. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive relatives and friends in the parish hall immediately following both services.

Garcia, Richard
Richard Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1987 - Richard Garcia, 2B Royal Crest Drive, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 22, 1987, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1948, in Pueblo, he was living in Orlando, Fla., where he was manager of the shoe department of Kmart in Orlando. Richard was an avid tennis and bowling buff. He served in the USAF from 1968 to 1972. He is predeceased by a brother, Phillip Garcia Jr., Aug. 6, 1976, and cousin, Stephen Gonzales, June 24, 1987. Survivors include his parents, Phillip Garcia, Rosie Palma-Garcia; stepmother Dolores Garcia, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Mary (Arthur) Cisneros, June (Vincent) Duvall, both of Pueblo; aunt, Lupe (Andy) Florez, uncle Victor (Lupe) Palma, both of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Claudette Garcia, Los Angeles, Calif., Beverly arid Antoinette Cisneros, Matthew, Michael, Vanessa and Elicia Duvall, all of Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Both services, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Rosary recitation, 8 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment with full military honors by Honor. Guard, Fort Carson at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Garcia, Richard Anthony Jr.
Richard Anthony Garcia Jr., "Little Ricky" - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1999 - Richard Anthony Garcia Jr., ``Little Ricky." Preceded in death by papa, Luciano Gallegos, and cousin, Emily Wiant. Survived by parents, Rick and Lisa Garcia; sister, Latisha; brother, Devin; grandparents, Paul and Vivian Hernandez and Marylou Gallegos of Colorado City; great-grandmother, Juanita Gallegos of New Mexico; aunts and uncles, Gina (Brian) Wiant, Paulette Gomez, Anna Hernandez and Mark (Nettie) Hernandez; god parents, Debbie Pacheco and Mariano Gomez; and numerous cousins. God sent us the best He had, the blessings of baby hands and ten small toes that came in rows imported from Angel lands. God blessed the little darling and to Earth sent us this pearl. Our blessed baby boy, you won our hearts. Jesus, we send you our son, the best we have, the precious life we will never know but always keep in our hearts. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Garcia, Rita H.
Rita H. Garcia - Denver Post - February 04, 1997 - Rita H. Garcia Homemaker, 50 Rita H. Garcia of Denver, a homemaker, died Jan. 30. She was 50. A service will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church, West Sixth Avenue and Galapago Street. There will be cremation. She was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Walsenburg. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. Garcia was a member of the Ballerina Club. She is survived by a son, Augie Ayala, Denver; three daughters, Nicky Cortez, Gina and Pauline Ayala, all of Denver; her mother, Bernice Cortez, Denver; two sisters, Theresa Romero, Walsenburg, and Linda Cortez, Pueblo; three brothers, Phil, Richard and James, all of Denver, and seven grandchildren.

Garcia, Rogelio E.
Rogelio Esteven Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2002 - Rogelio "Roy" Esteven Garcia, 53, passed away Dec. 27, 2002 . Born Oct. 26, 1949 in Vaughn, New Mexico. Preceded in death by father, Cirilio Garcia, mother, Juanita Gonzalez and brother, Alex Garcia. Survived by daughters, Veronica Bernal, Pueblo; Cecilia Lindley, Texico, New Mexico, Victoria Garcia, Clovis, New Mexico; sons, Brian Garcia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steven Garcia, Clovis, New Mexico; brothers and sisters, Robert, Rosa, Albert, Mary, Santiago and Jose, 13 Grandchildren also survive. Services 10:00a.m. December 31, 2002 at Angelus Chapel 1102 E. Evans Ave.

Garcia, Romualda P.
Romualda P. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2003 - Romualda P. Garcia, affectionately known as "Ruby" to family and friends, departed this life at her home in Boone, Colo. Ruby was born to the union of Ned and Madelyn Gonzales Pando on March 17, 1939, in Avondale, Colo. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as a data processor and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Boone fire department and Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, where she was a volunteer for many years with the food commodities. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Raymond A. Garcia; in-laws, Raymond and Madeline Garcia. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Raymond R. Garcia of the family home; daughter, Dolores M. Garcia, Morrison, Colo.; her siblings, Pearl Baca, Adeline (Manuel) Armijo, Bernice (Roque) Armijo and Edward (Veronica) Vialpando. Ruby also is survived by several nieces and nephews, who always acknowledged her as "Grandma Ruby." Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. The Rev. John M. O'Flynn, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. The Garcia family may be contacted at 218 Zigler.

Garcia, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Rose Marie Garcia, affectionately known as "Mommie," 1537 E. 11th, departed this life July 23, 1987, at her home. Born July 13, 1919, in Niwot, Colo., she was preceded in death by parents, Ella and John Ortiviz; sister, Estella Trujillo; and brother, Henry Ortiviz. She was a member of St. Leander Church and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity in 1974. Survivors include her husband, Albert B. Garcia, of the family home; children, Ronald (Frances) Garcia, Rocky B. Garcia, Randy Garcia, Dorothy Duran and Mary Ellen (Henry) Finn, all of Pueblo; brother, Arthur (Flora) Ortiviz, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends, including Rachel and Bill Vigil and Rudy Torrez. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, noon Saturday, both services at St. Leander Church, the Rev. James Koenigsfeld, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Association. Family will receive friends at 1421 Greene Ave.

Garcia, Rosie
Rosie "Chela" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1998 - Rosie Chela" Garcia, 84, departed this life unexpectedly Aug. 2, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan she was born Nov. 23, 1913, to the union of Isccas and Tomasita Palma. Her parents precede her in death, as well as former husband, Phillip Pepe" Garcia Sr.- two brothers, Victor and Lawrence Palma- a sister, Mary Palma- two sons, Phillip Garcia Jr., Richard Garcia- nephew, Joey Gonzales- niece, Theresa Abraham, whom she raised- nephew, Steve Gonzales- great-niece, Adriana Doose. She is survived by her sister, Lupe (Andy) Gallegos- daughters, Mary (Arthur) Cisneros, June (Vincent) Duvall, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Beverly (Richard Trujillo) Cisneros, Antonette (Tracy Pethway) Cisneros, Matthew, Michael, Vanessa, Elicia Duvall, all of Pueblo, Claudette Garcia of California- great-grandchildren, Jena, Emilio, Avery, Tiana of Pueblo, Fabian of California. Also survived by children she raised as her own with Phillip Garcia Sr., Edward (Gina) Gonzales, Brighton, Ernie (Phyllis) Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, John (Louise) Herrera, Esther (Bob) Martinez- numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. The Garcia family wishes to thank Primary Home Care, especially Barbara Smith and Mary Garcia. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the church following the burial rites.

Garcia, Ruben Michael
Ruben Michael Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Ruben Michael Garcia, 45, caring son, brother, uncle and friend, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2005. Ruben was surrounded by family and friends during his final moments. Ruben was born June 23, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Feloniz Carbajal. Ruben will be sadly missed by his loving parents, Nelson and Eutemia Garcia of Pueblo; brothers, Anthony (Karolyn) Garcia of Hereford, Ariz., and Leo (BobbiJo) Garcia of Pueblo; sisters, Christine (Tom) Garcia, Rose DeLaO and Debbie (Mason) Caldwell, all of Pueblo. Ruben also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews, Janet (Laran) Dierksen, Manuel (Linda) DeLaO, Francine and James DeLaO, Felicia (Art Moncivaiz) Rael, Natalie and Leo Garcia Jr., Roynel and Alyssa Caldwell, Nicole and Cain Byrd, Collin and Conner Dierksen, Dante and Dominic Moncivaiz, all of Pueblo, and Gabriel and Teresa Garcia, of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Ruben loved being outdoors and enjoyed the sunshine. He enjoyed watching the eagles fly free, spending days in the mountains, classic hot rods and motorcycles. He will be missed by so many family and friends. The Garcia family also would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Frensencius Medical Center. Cremation has taken place. Memorial rosary, 6 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel, and memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Garcia, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Ruth E. Garcia, 70, born Sept. 1, 1929, passed away Dec. 25, 1999. She is preceded in death by parents, Margaret and Erineo Montoya; and brothers, Leonard and Robert Montoya. Survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Robert Garcia; children, Leonard (Susie) Valdez, Mike (Sara) Valdez, Eleanor Manriquez, Ken Valdez (Geri Martinez), and Emma (Leroy) Gonzales; stepchildren, Tony (Linda) Garcia, Brenilda (Jim) Maldonado, Linda Mixon; special grandson whom she raised, Robert Espinoza; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Florine Preston and Sally (Frank) Valdez; special friends, Max and Nora Cisneros, Ben and Bernice Valdez and Vince and Gloria Gonzales; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Ruth enjoyed fishing, baseball, bowling, crafts, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved John Elway and watching her Broncos' games, and was able to see them play one last time. She loved spending time with her family and friends and telling jokes. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ben Martinez officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 2016 Acero.

Garcia, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2000 - Ruth M. Garcia, 46, of Pueblo passed away Sept. 25 due to a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 7, 1953, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Miguel Segura and Angelina D. (Montano). Survived by her former spouse, Jose Garcia Sr. of Pueblo. Also survived by children, Jose M. Garcia Jr. of Pueblo and Vicente M. Garcia of Pueblo, Elizabeth A. Montano of Pueblo, Amanda Garcia of Albuquerque, N.M., and Paula Garcia of Albuquerque, N.M. Also survived by stepfather, Orlando Montano of Santa Rosa, N.M.; sisters, Angelina C. Vigil of Pueblo, Marilyn Ortega of Pueblo; grandchildren, Ashlee S. Montano, Angelo R. Peltier, Dakota K. Peltier, Isaac Garcia, Javier Romo, Hope Romo and Demetric Romo. Special thanks to Richard, Ida and Sadie Ebel, and son-in-law, Sylvester Peltier. Ruth enjoyed biking, walking, exercising and reading and was employed at Convergys for 10 years. There will be no public viewing. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C. M. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Please send correspondence to P.O. Box 3515, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Garcia, Sally
Sally Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1986 - Sally Garcia, 49, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 1986. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her husband, Esequiel Garcia, of Pueblo; three children, Joyce (George) Cruz of San Diego, Calif., Lloyd (Carol) Garcia, Jeannette (Larry) Ortiz, both of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. She also is survived by her mother, Cecilia Lucero, two sisters, Angie Madrid, Fede Bachicha, all of Pueblo; two brothers, Joe Lucero of Pueblo, Mac Lucero of Denver; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Garcia was born on Feb. 25, 1937, in Anton Chico, N.M., and moved to Pueblo 37 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia were married in Raton, N.M., on July 31, 1953. Mrs. Garcia was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and enjoyed doing volunteer work for Holy Rosary. She liked cooking and outdoor activities, such as camping and fishing. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary, with Father Edward Nunez officiating. Family will receive friends at Holy Rosary following the Mass. Rosary recitation at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 1986, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Holy Rosary following interment.

Garcia, Sandra Lynn
Sandra Lynn (Santos) Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - Sandra Lynn (Santos) Garcia, 39, passed away May 7, 2005, in Fountain, Colo. Born April 26, 1966. Survived by her beloved husband, Stuart Garcia; and cherished son, Scott; parents, Tom and Florence Santos of Pueblo; sisters, Kathy (Ben) Palin of Montana, Laurie (Steve) Giannetto of Pueblo; nieces, Mallory Torrez, Bonnie Montano, Jamie and Lindsy Giannetto, all of Pueblo; nephews, Thomas Palin of Montana, Max Montano of Pueblo; grandmother, Lupe Santos of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Thomas Santos Jr.; grandparents, Gilbert and Tomasita Gallegos and Joe Santos. Sandy graduated from South High School in 1985. She worked for State Farm Insurance in San Diego, Calif., and later, Lens Crafters in San Diego and Maui, Hawaii. Sandy fought a courageous battle against diabetes from age 7 to her last day. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Garcia, Santiago Daniel
Santiago Daniel Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Santiago Daniel Garcia, infant, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 17, 2005. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Jane Garcia and Daniel LeFebre. Survived by his parents, Danaye LeFebre and Jimmy Garcia; brothers, Philip Madrid, Jimmy and Jaime Garcia; sisters, Savannah Aragon, Cheyenne Garcia, Larissa LeFebre and Shaniah Garcia; grandparents, Tom Garcia and Ofelia LeFebre; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Garcia, Sara S.
Sara S. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2003 - Sara S. Garcia, born Dec. 27, 1909, died Sept. 17, 2003. At her request, cremation, with private services to be held at a later date.

Garcia, Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2003 - Sarah Marie Garcia, infant, passed away Nov. 5, 2003. Born Oct. 7, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by parents, Anthony and Kelly (Mendez) Garcia; sisters, Andrea Espinoza, Ysa Garcia; grandparents, Paul and Liz Mendez, Edward and Josie Garcia, Patricia Curtis; also survived by uncles, aunts and cousins. Celebration service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Garcia, Savina
Savina Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1986 - Savina Garcia, 2510 Dahlia Lane, departed this life Nov. 11, 1986. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born May 14, 1921. Preceded in death by mother, Ageda Martinez -Quintana; father, Alexander Quintana; brothers, Fred Quintana, Henry Quintana, Jasper Quintana. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary July 7, 1986. Survived by husband, Arthur C. Garcia; children, Robert (Trina) Clemenza, Betty J. Maldonaldo, Ellen Espinoza, all of Pueblo; three brothers, Joseph B. Quintana, Benton City, Wash., Clyde Quintana, Pullman, Wash., Rudy Quintana, Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Rachel (Victor) Florez, Pueblo, Patricia (Iqubal) Ahmed, Denver; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church, the Rev. Tom Adrians, celebrant. Cremation.

Garcia, Silvano
Silvano Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1999 - Silvano Garcia, 91, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999. Survived by his wife of 70 years, Elvira Garcia, of the family home; children, Rudy (Irene) Garcia, Della (Harold) Martinez, Joseph ``JR" (Theresa Martinez) Garcia, Walsenburg; a sister, Palme (Phil) Garcia; a brother, Baldo (Martina) Garcia, Pueblo; sons-in-law, Dan Cruz and Joe T. Valdez; a daughter-in-law, Terry Garcia, Walsenburg; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Marina Garcia; a son, Ed Garcia; two daughters, Ruth Cruz and Millie Valdez. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - September 2, 1999 - Silvano Garcia, 91, of Walsenburg, died August 30, 1999. Born in La Veta to Manuel and Marina Hurtado Garcia, on July 1, 1929, he married Elvira Martinez. Mr. Garcia, a coal miner, was a member of St. Mary Church, the Latino Americano and was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge. He and his wife, Elvira, were monthly Cripple Creek travelers and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and his 91 birthday. Survivors include his wife, Elvira, of the family home in Walsenburg; three children, Rudy Garcia, Della Martinez, and Joseph "JR" Garcia, all of Walsenburg; a sister, Palme Garcia, Pueblo; a brother, Baldo Garcia, Walsenburg; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, sons and a daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Garcia, Silvano Jose
Silvano Jose Garcia - Huerfano World - December 12, 2002 - Silvano Jose Garcia, 81, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at the Mt. View Care Center in Colorado Springs. Mr. Garcia was born on July 28, 1921 in Badito to Francisco and Isabel (Vallejos) Garcia. Mr. Garcia was retired from the U.S. Navy, and was a member of St. Mary Church and The Latino Social Club. He is survived by two sons, Robert and Steve Garcia, Westminster, MD; a sister, Julia Delcamper, Las Vegas, NV; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; a son, Frank Garcia; sisters and brother, Amada Hudspeth, Ben Garcia and Margaret Valdez. Services, St. Mary Church; rosary held Tuesday; funeral mass held Wednesday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Garcia, Simona
Simona Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1987 - Simona Garcia, 91, late of 2608 E. Sixth St., died July 11, 1987. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her husband, Savino Garcia; children, Victoria "Vickie" (Ben) Apodaca, Gavino (Lupe) Valles, both of Pueblo, and Clarence Ray (Marcia) Garcia of California. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Valles in 1934, and two sons, Nick Valles in 1971 and Daniel Valles in 1977. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and rosary prayer service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services alt St. Anne Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at home of daughter, Vickie Apodaca, at 1001 Pine.

Garcia, Susie
Susie Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2006 - Susie Garcia, 74, departed this life following a courageous journey. Susie went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2006. A beautiful, loving person, she is survived by her husband, Joe; children, Patrick (Jeanette) Garcia, Andy (Claudia) Garcia, Joe E. (Esther) Garcia and Loretta (Bill Barney) Garcia; grandchildren, Gabriel, Andrew, Kristina, Amanda, Kimberly, Alicia, Joseph, Stefan, Ashley and David; four great-grandchildren; 15 godchildren; brothers, Ray (Evelyn), and Eloy; sister, Becky Calderon; and numerous special relatives and friends, including Stella Byrd, Mary Sisneros and Debbie Lucero. Preceded in death by parents, Jesus and Irene Calderon; sisters, Lucille Calderon and Eloise Silva; brothers, Alfonso and Leo Calderon. Her love for family and friends was immeasurable. She never met a stranger, and no one ever left her home hungry. She enjoyed sewing, bingo, Cripple Creek, and her grandchildren. Saturday morning breakfasts were her specialty. "Susie was the best." At her request, no flowers. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following the Mass will be a gathering at the church hall for fellowship. A special thank you for all your prayers and hospitality. The care at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice was most comforting and appreciated.

Garcia, Teanna Jo
Teanna Jo Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2000 - Teanna Jo Garcia, 10, of Pueblo. Funeral service 2 p.m. today at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall after the funeral.

Garcia, Theresa L.
Theresa “Terri" L. Garcia - Huerfano World - February 21, 2008 - Theresa “Terri" L. Garcia born Feb. 7, 1951 entered into rest Feb. 16, 2008. Survived by her father, Clyde Ruiz, daughters; Bia (Steven) Duran, Misty Garcia and Alicia Garcia; ex-husband Jr. Garcia, grandchildren, Trae Roberts, Jordan Duran, Jude Santistevan, Silbanita and Miliano Cruz; sister; Lynette (Al) Ruiz; brothers; Bob (Pat) Ruiz, Gerald (Betsy) Ruiz and James (Cindy) Ruiz; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother, Cecilia Ruiz; daughter, Gay Garcia; granddaughter, Jaylee Santistevan; and sister, Renee Webb. Rosary and mass will be today, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Laid to rest in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Garcia, Theresa Reyes
Theresa Reyes Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1999 - Theresa Reyes Garcia, 76, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 9, 1999. Born on July 23, 1923, in Aguilar, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Ciriaco Romero and Rosaria Gonzalez- one son, Frank L. Garcia-stepmother, Rose Romero- brothers, Pete Romero, Antonio Romero and Leo Romero-brother-in-law, Albert Ortiz- and sisters-in-law, Mary Romero, Rose Arellano, Helen Bradfield, Ernestine Gonzalez, Savina Garcia and Consuelo Romero. Survived by her loving husband, Joe R. Garcia, of the family home- children, Joe (Adeline) Garcia, Kathy (Galvie) Martinez, Dennis Garcia and Peggy (Ralph Estrada) Garcia- grandchildren, Jodene Garcia, Allen Martinez, Seph (Tara)Garcia, Frankie (Mike McMullen) Martinez, Kelly (Jon Bush) Martinez and Tammy Garcia- great-grandchildren, Teanna Garcia, Xavier Estrada de Garcia, TyRey Garcia and Arriana Garcia- brothers, Joseph Romero, Ben (Betty) Romero, Robert (Rosalie) Romero and David Ortiz- sisters, Rosanna Ortiz, Sophie (Fred) Patterson, Consuelo (Charles) Hernandez, Patricia (Ted) Baca, Shirley (Jim) Jacquez, Mary (Jim) Birmingham, Sharon (Jack) Fairfield, Paula Wyer, Florence Duran, Dorothy (Tim) Siemento and Christina (Arthur) Vallejos-brothers-in-law, Arthur Garcia and Fred Gonzalez- and numerous nieces and nephews. Theresa enjoyed working in the flower garden and the time she spent with her family. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be welcomed at Roselawn Hall after the interment.

Garcia, Thomasita
Thomasita (Sandoval) Garcia – Newspaper Unknown – October 2000 - Mrs. Garcia, 85, died Oct. 5, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Garcia was born July 4, 1915, in Walsenburg to Jacob and Cleotilde (Gallegos) Sandoval, who are deceased. She was married November 3, 1934, to Ernest R. Garcia who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Ernest Garcia Jr., Jacob Garcia and Lynn Garcia; a daughter, Ada Powers; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Golden, (303) 424-7785. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, with a reception at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4425 W. 43rd Ave., Denver. Mount Olivet, Denver, is handling arrangements.

Garcia, Timothy Santana
Timothy Santana Garcia – Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 - Timothy Santana Garcia, 61, lifetime Puebloan, born March 28, 1948; passed away June 30, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Santana and Porfiria Ortega Garcia; two brothers, Eliseo and Joe Garcia; two sisters, Evelyn Martinez and Mary Easton; and brother-in-law, Joe I. Cruz. Survived by four sisters, Cora Cruz, Liz Abeyta, Cindy Martinez and Clorinda Garcia; three brothers, Joe, Arthur and Viviano Garcia; other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church.

Garcia, Tony Gonzales
Tony Gonzales Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2002 - Tony Gonzales Garcia, 90, departed this life Nov. 14, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born on Jan. 28, 1912, in Lamadre, N.M. Retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Laundry Service Department. He enjoyed traveling and watching wrestling matches. Tony is preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Sophia Gonzales Garcia. Survived by beloved wife, Adelida Solano Garcia; children, Sophie Garcia, Rufilio "Phil" Garcia, Sylvia Barbosa, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and Maria Puentes, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave., Rev. Thomas Hinni, C.M. celebrant. Family will receive friends at 1901 E. Evans.

Garcia, Vicenta
Vicenta "Bessie" Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain- April 09, 2002 - Born in Farisita, Colo., Oct. 12, 1906. Preceded in death by parents, Amado and Ferninia Aguirre; husbands, George Collins and Emanuel Garcia; son, George Collins Jr.; grandchildren, Kevin and Charlene Garcia; great-grandsons, Joshua Garcia and Kevin Segloski; eight brothers; three sisters; sons-in-law, John Sapeda and Julian Pacheco. Survived by sons, Joseph E. (Lillian), Clarence (Virginia), Manuel (Sara) Garcia; daughters, Viola Pacheco, Dorothy Gonzales (Simon Sr.) and Rica Sapeda; daughter-in-law, Ruth Collins, Denver; sister-in-law, Sabina Vigil; 28 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church of Gardner, Colo.

Garcia, Victoria Louise
Victoria Louise Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2005 - Victoria Louise Garcia, 93, passed away Jan. 18, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Connie Lopez of Pueblo; grandsons, Marty Martinez and Daniel Lopez; sisters, Anna Silva of Durango and Martha Duran of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Grace Garcia of Pueblo; special godchild, Linda Jaramillo of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sister, Millie Vigil; and brothers, Jerry, Albert, Leo and Eddie Garcia. Victoria was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Del Norte, Colo., and was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Garcia, Violet
Violet Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2005 - Violet Garcia, 53, left to be with our Lord peacefully with her family by her bedside, on Jan. 17, 2005. Born Aug. 13, 1951. Preceded in death by father, Joe B. Garcia; and son, Mike Romero. Survived by siblings, Virginia (Benito) Vigil, June (John) Abeyta, Tony (Nancy) Garcia, Geno (Jerri) Garcia; numerous family members; special boys in her life, godsons, Geno Garcia II and Liam Dale; grandson, Ethan Romero. Her quick wit and love of family were traits equaled by only a few. Violet will be truly and dearly missed by all who knew her, her laughter, sense of humor, and her ability to make people laugh. Donations may be made to your local hospice center. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona. Officiant, Tony Garcia. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2005 - Violet Garcia, 53. Memorial service, 11 a.m. today, at New Beginnings Church. Also survived by mother, Hermelina Garcia. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Garcia, Wilfred D.
Wilfred D. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2003 - Wilfred D. Garcia, born March 19, 1919, in Engleville, Colo., to the union of Cayetano Garcia from Spain and Frances Dominguez-Garcia, passed away July 3, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret C. Garcia of the family home; children, Lucas (Donna) Garcia, Thornton, Colo., Joe (Dolores) Garcia, Sacramento, Calif., Ronald L. (Patricia) Garcia, Pueblo, Debby (Tony) Steede, Colorado Springs, Colo., Gerald Garcia, Westminster, Colo.; grandchildren, Lucas II, Nicholas, Adam, Tiger, Alexis, Renee, Nicole, Isaac Garcia, David (Lydia) Steede and Brandon Steede; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cameron Steede; brother, Frank (Helen) Garcia; sisters, Lily Martinez and Carmen Garcia. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Garcia served in the military during WWII, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 35 years of dedicated work. The Garcia family resided in Avondale for 38 years. Mr. Garcia was an avid Bronco fan, enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends, and savored chocolate candy every chance he got. He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa. His legacy and values of integrity, honesty, and leadership will live on through his children. Family and friends will miss his great sense of humor, his compassion and kind heart. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003, Holy Family Catholic Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment to follow at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2003, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Garcia to the American Cancer Society.

Garcia, William A.
William A. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 1987 - William A. Garcia, born Sept. 8, 1955, in Las Vegas, N.M., and passed away unexpectedly May 5, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by his special friend, Stephanie Mondragon, and many other friends and acquaintances. There will be no viewing or visitation in Pueblo. Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh. Funeral services to be held in Las Vegas, N.M. Memorial contributions can be made to People First of Pueblo, 627 Brown, Pueblo, 81004.

Garcia, Willie D.
Willie D. Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1998 - Willie D. Garcia, 87, passed away Nov. 23, 1998. Survived by his children, Helen Lyons and Bill (Terri) Garcia- grandchildren, Angela Lyons, Eileen (Larry) Francis, Robert (Lois) Lyons and Marie, Cheri and Brian Garcia- great-grandchildren, Crystal Spearing and John Spearing- and numerous other relatives and many friends. Mr. Garcia was an Army veteran who served in World War II and was also taken as a prisoner of war. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. today.

Garcia, Yvonne C.
Yvonne C. Garcia - Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - In Loving Memory of our beloved Mother and Wife, Yvonne C. Garcia, who died eight years ago, April 30th - Verse - Sadly missed by Rudy, Debbie, Mike and Family.

Garcia-Contreras, Eluteria
Eluteria (Lou) Garcia-Contreras – Albuquerque Journal – April 21, 2002 - Eluteria (Lou) Garcia-Contreras, 92, passed away, February 25, 2002 at Issaquah, WA. Born February 9, 1910 in Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, the daughter of Santos Garcia and Delfinia O'Donnell-Garcia. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Trinidad, Co. She cared for her four children while her husband, Eligio Contreras served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. She loved her native Albuquerque but was willing to establish a new home for her family in Seattle to be with her husband who joined the Boeing Company in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1982. Her devotion to her family was manifested in many ways. She also reared a foster child to adulthood. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Benedict Parish in Seattle until her death. She was a volunteer at Providence Hospital for over 20 years. She bowled on a team until just 3 years ago, and participated in the YWCA water aerobics program in downtown Seattle. Revered by her grandchildren, two of them opened a restaurant in Belltown, Seattle, named in her honor, call Tia Lou's, serving some of her favorite recipes. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by; brother, Ben Garcia, Denver; Margaret Chavez, Albuquerque; and Merle Davis, Moriarty, NM. She is survived by; her children, Alberta Urrea and husband, Francisco, Jr.; Dr. Eligio Contreras, Jr. and wife, Carol; Marie Sanchez and husband, Ray, Albuquerque; Santos Contreras and wife, Sue, Kirkland, Washington; Duane Drew, Forrest City, NC; grandchildren, Trey Urrea and wife, Lisa; Tessa Munz and husband, Vern; Tom Urrea and wife, Valerie Borrego; Rick Urrea and wife, Beth; Matthew Urrea and wife, Annabel, Daniel Urrea, Kiko Contreras and wife, Lora, Fina Day, Albuquerque, Tina Leonard and husband, Scott, Taos, Lynn Havens and husband, Jon, Sue Giardiello and husband, Mario, Denver, Lleigh Brunner and husband, Terry, Santa Fe, Greg and Eric Contreras, Anne Frost, Elena Sanchez, Seattle, Dr. Elisa Frost-Granger and husband, Dr. Rick Granger, Minneapolis, MN; sister, Bessie Gutierrez; brother, Ernest Garcia, Albuquerque; 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In charge of arrangements, Fisher-Harvey Funeral Home in Seattle. A Mass in memory of Mrs. Contreras will be celebrated at Our Lady of Annunciation Church, 2610 Utah NE on Saturday, April 27, at 8:30 a.m. Following the mass, a reception for family and friends will be held at 1602 Griegos NW.



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