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Alvin Manuel Garcia

1939 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Alvin Manuel Garcia Obituary
Alvin M. Garcia 1939-2014 Alvin Manuel Garcia March 1, 1939 ~ July 1, 2014 at 6:55 am the angels called Alvin home at the age of 75. He was surrounded by his wife Betty of 55 years, his children and grandchildren. Alvin was born on March 1, 1939 in Vollmer, Colorado. After graduating from Fortuna Union High School 1958 he wanted to better himself by furthering his education and went on to graduate from college with an AA Degree, however; his biggest calling would be the Army. He enlisted and was a part of the 82nd Airborne. Alvin went to combat medical school at Fort Sam Houston in Texas where he learned how to treat burns, give plasma, evacuation and more. He then went on to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he attended 82nd Airborne Jump School. Here, his training consisted of physical training, understanding the equipment and procedures and practice jumps. While attending the 82nd Airborne Jump School he also worked at Womack Army Hospital for which he worked for 2 years. He was a proud Vietnam War Veteran and wore his uniform with pride. Alvin would serve in the Army for forty years before retiring, at which point he would begin devoting his time entirely to family and friends. Garcia is survived by his wife Betty Garcia of Red Bluff, CA; three children Angie Hightower, Diana Mueller and Alvin Garcia Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 2 of which would go on to follow in his footsteps and joined the Army as well; 11 Great-grandchildren and 6 Sisters. A public viewing will be held from 5pm to 8pm on July 11, 2014 at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Assembly of God on July 12, 2014 at 10am, following a viewing from 8 to 9am. A Honorary burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Skylar Garcia Scholarship c/o Cornerstone Community Bank, 237 S. Main St., Red Bluff, CA 96080. "They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies." William Penn
Published in Daily News on July 9, 2014
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