Howard Garcia, age 77, passed away on Sunday August 9th, 2015 surrounded by his family. Howard retired from the US Marine Corps following 23 years of service which included 3 tours in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam Howard was both a helicopter pilot and a gunner who was shot down multiple times. Howard owned a fish processing business located at Fish Point for over 35 years. Howard loved poker, spending social time with his family and friends, and had a huge heart. He always took care of his family and anyone who needed his help. Howard married Penny Abitia on July 20th, 2004. Penny passed away 2 days later on July 22, 2004. Howard is survived by his children Heather, Christopher, Jeremy and daughter in law Dina Garcia, Shannon Cagey and his sister Natalia Height. He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Charles and his sister Teresa Garcia. Howard has 7 grandchildren Victor, Veronica, Isabelle, Natalie, Penelope, Brittany, and Taylor, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer service will be Thursday 8/13/15 6:00pm , Funeral service Friday 8/14/15 9:00am. Both services will be held at Wexliem Community Building. Please visit www.molesfarewelltributes.com to leave memories and condolences.
Published in Bellingham Herald from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2015