|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1931|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2007|
Leopoldo Estevan "Steve" Garcia passed away June 7, 2007, at his home in Springer. He was born in Pasamonte, N.M., Dec. 18, 1931, to Leopoldo and Maria Inez (Romero) Garcia. He was a 1950 graduate from Springer High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a power man while stationed at La Rochelle, France. Following his military commitment, he returned to his home in Springer and later enrolled at the University of New Mexico. He returned back home and was employed by the United States Postal Service in Springer for 28 years.
He was a member of the Springer Fire Department, where he served as chief and retired from the department in 1998. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Church in Springer and a Fourth Degree Knight with St. Pius X Assembly #0683 in Las Vegas, N.M., and has also served as Grand Knight. He was a dedicated member of American Legion Post 92, having served as commander and adjutant. He was an avid sports fan and, in early years, coached Little League baseball. He was a staunch supporter of the Springer High School athletic program. He was known throughout his life for his kind, gentle and fair consideration of others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Lucinda, brother Richard and niece Cathy Gallegos Stewart.
Surviving him are three brothers, Phillip (Eva) and Eddie (Linda) of Springer and Chris (Irene) of Ribera; sister-in-law Bella (Richard) Garcia of Albuquerque; five sisters, Beatrice (Gilbert) Gallegos of Albuquerque, Jessie (Mike) Martinez of Stanton, Calif., Lila (Richard) Ramirez of Glendale, Calif., Helen (Joe) Talbo of Tacoma, Wash., and Inez (Bob) Marrs of Memphis, Texas. He was a much loved and cherished uncle to 15 nephews, 22 nieces, 31 great nephews, 22 great nieces, three great-great nephews, three great-great nieces and numerous friends.
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary wwas held June 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springer. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 11 at St. Joseph's Church with Father John Cannon as the celebrant. Rite of committal and interment with military honors will follow at the Springer Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements for Leopoldo Estevan "Steve" Garcia are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.alderette-pomeroy.com.
Leopoldo Garcia (1899 - 1968)
Maria Inez Romero Garcia (1905 - 2001)
Beatrice Garcia Gallegos (1926 - 2010)*
Jessie Stella Garcia Martinez (1929 - 2008)*
Leopoldo Estevan Garcia (1931 - 2007)
Richard Candido Garcia (1934 - 1997)*
Phillip R. Garcia (1936 - 2009)*
Lucinda Ann Garcia (1945 - 1945)*
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: L. Garcia
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 12, 2007
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