Cecilia R. Garcia 84, longtime Tularosa resident passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Alamogordo, NM.
She was born in Tularosa on July 3, 1937 to Bernabel Sr. and Otilia Chavez.
She married Angel Garcia of La Luz on August 17, 1957. From this union, six children were born. Her children blessed her with 13 grandchildren who in turn blessed her with 15 great grandchildren. She was then beyond blessed with one great-great grandchild.
Cecilia worked at the Tularosa Public Schools for many years as a cook. She loved to sing and dance and could be found leading “La Marcha” at many weddings. She helped establish the first Spanish Choir in her beloved church, St. Francis de Paula. She was a devoted Catholic up to the end.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Angel Garcia; her parents, Bernabel Sr and Otilia Chavez; her brothers, Alex Chavez, Ernest Chavez and Bernabel Chavez Jr.
Survivors include all six of her children, Patrick (Anita) Garcia, Rita, Monica, Rudolph Garcia, Vivian (Sam) Lueras, and Steven Garcia.
The family will greet family and friends from 9:00 am to 9:30 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Francis de Paula Church.
Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Francis de Paula Church. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am following the rosary with Father Patrick Montgomery, Celebrant.
Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary Pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.
The Garcia/Lueras family has entrusted their mom to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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