The Garcia and Hurtado families, with deepest regret, announce the calling from God and the passing of Juanita A. Garcia, 75, of Alamogordo. Juanita passed away early Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
Juanita was born in Estancia on July 1, 1937, to Tiofilo and Maria Garcia.
She is survived by her husband, Joe R. Garcia, of Alamogordo; seven children Ana M. Hurtado, of Alamogordo, Maria J. Alvarado, of Roswell, Ray L. Hurtado, of Roswell, Berlinda A. Hurtado, of Albuquerque, Cecilia T. Hurtado, of Millington, Tenn., Jose P. Hurtado, of Rio Rancho, and Nena M. Del La Cruz, of Alamogordo; siblings Lou Garcia and George Garcia, of Roswell, and Lupe Petzel, of Torreon, N.M.; 30 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Tiofilo and Maria Garcia; brother Avellino Garcia; and sisters Mary Garcia and Mary Rodriquez.
The eulogy will be given at 10:30 a.m. with services following at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at First Assembly Worship Center with Pastor David Crispin officiating.
The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. at the church before the service.
Mom, you have made us understand the tragedies of life and your judgment has turned to compassion and understanding. For that you are loved wholeheartedly and missed dearly.
With every mother comes a message from God - the love, laughter and the joy of life. Your presence will always live within us, the family you have touched so dearly. Mother, today we mourn for the loss of your life, but tomorrow you will sing with angels in presence of God.
The Garcia and Hurtado Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2013