|Birth: ||May 26, 1936|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 2009|
Phillip R. Garcia, 72, went to be with our Lord Jan. 12, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Through his tremendous faith in God and by the prayers of his family and friends he fought a very courageous fight with cancer. He was born May 26, 1936, in Pasamonte, the son of Leopoldo and Maria Inez Romero Garcia.
Phillip was a resident of Springer and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and worked at the New Mexico Boys' School for 33 years as a special education teacher.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Steve Garcia and Richard Garcia, sisters Jessie Martinez and Lucinda Garcia and brother-in-law, Miguel Martinez.
He is survived by his wife Eva Garcia of Springer; daughter Debbie Garcia of Las Vegas, N.M.; granddaughter Stephanie Garcia of Denver; sisters Beatrice Gallegos and husband Gilbert of Albuquerque, Audelia "Lela" Ramirez and husband Richard of Glendale, Calif., Helen Talbo and husband Joe of Tacoma, Wash., Inez Marrs and husband Bob of Memphis, Texas; brothers Eddie Garcia and wife Linda of Springer and Chris Garcia and wife Irene of Ribera. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Eloisa Vigil and husband Tom and family of Springer, Arcilia Lopez and husband Gilbert and family of Raton, and Bella Garcia of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law Alvin Sedillo and wife Mary of Albuquerque, Elsio Sedillo and wife Judy of Riverton, Utah, Isidro Sedillo and wife Pat of Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will take place Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springer. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springer with Father John Cannon as the celebrant. Rite of Committal and interment will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe.
Funeral arrangements for Phillip R. Garcia are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.
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)*
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: L. Garcia
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32974797