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 Nefi Benjamin Garcia

Nefi Benjamin Garcia

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death 14 Feb 2004 (aged 81)
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
Burial Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
Plot Last Supper
Memorial ID 49444511 · View Source
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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. Please visit his memorial at www.mem.com.
February 16, 2004 Pueblo Chieftain



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  • Maintained by: Vaughan Mavir
  • Originally Created by: Cindy
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49444511
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nefi Benjamin Garcia (21 Nov 1922–14 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49444511, citing Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Vaughan Mavir (contributor 47232034) .