Gloria Garcia

Steven Rains - September 4, 2019 10:04 am

Gloria A. Garcia, 94, died Monday September 2, 2019 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born November 17, 1924 the daughter of Julian & Sylveria (Rodriquez) Alonzo in Lamar, Colorado.

Gloria grew up and attended school in Lamar. She met Epifanio “Pete” Garcia at a dance in Syracuse. They married on October 3, 1946 in Garden City. He died on January 24, 2007. They started a family, and while he worked and played in various bands, she cared for the family. She loved to cook and felt the need to put a little meat on anyone’s bones. Her homemade tortillas were a neighborhood favorite. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. She didn’t mince words and was always very direct. Her giggle was one of a kind. She was a talented artist, drawing even in her later years. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Alejandro Alonzo, Dario Alonzo, Frank Alonzo, Magdalena Gomez, Pauline Oviedo, Phyllis Jacobs, Lola Alvillar & Bessie Agredano.

She is survived by her children

Epifanio “Eppy” (Elaine) Garcia Jr. of Garden City
Monica Centeno of Garden City
Victoria (Anthony) Guadian of Arlington, Texas.

6 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren

Vigil & Rosary: 7:30 pm Thursday September 5, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Church

Funeral Mass: 11:00 am Friday September 6, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Church
Father James Baker Officiating

Burial: Valley View Cemetery Garden City, Kansas

Memorial Funds: St. Mary Catholic Church In Care of Garnand Funeral Home

Visitation: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Thursday September 5, 2019
Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS

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