A rosary for Robert Eric Julian Garcia, 20, of Roswell, will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10 a.m., at St Peters Catholic Church with Deacon Howard Herring, burial to follow at Hagerman, NM. The family will be accepting visitation Wednesday, April 30, starting at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.
Robert Eric met a tragic death on Friday, April 25, 2014, on a road north of Carlsbad. He was full of life and always trying to do more than was possible, given the time he had. His most recent goal was to enlist in the military and start a new life. Eric had attended NMMI in the 9th grade and also attended ENMUR.
Eric enjoyed family and being around friends, he will be missed for he will be forever gone. The memories of Eric are different for all of us, memories I have of him are precious and will be with me forever as well as the pain and sorrow of not seeing him tomorrow. Eric, no matter what or where your place was from the poorest to the richest, from criminals to Christians, he loved all. He was proud of his family, he kept closer to ones who struggled, and that is what made him my Boo, Thank you all.
Eric is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Gamboa; step-father, Randell Gamboa of Roswell; Biological father, Eric Muñoz of NM; grandparents, Patsy Merryman of Calrlsbad, NM; Robert and Lisa Garcia of Roswell, NM; Sylvia Archuleta of Roswell, NM; great grand-mother, Mary Nolen of Elizabethton, TN; sister, Hope Gamboa; brothers, Cruzito Valenzuela, Randall Gamboa, of Carlsbad; Andrew Muñoz of Roswell, NM; uncles, Bobby Garcia of NM; Manuel Muñoz; Carlos Archuleta; Anthony Archuleta of Petersburg, PA; and T.J. Serna; Aunts, Nickie and husband, Richard Saunders; Cassandra and, Michael Guebara; Christy Gauldin and family; Brenda Acevedo; cousins, Kayla and son Remington, Robert, Rodrigo, Ashton, Perry, Melissa (Garcia), Destiny, Richard, Christopher (Saunders) NM, Michael, Aaliyah (Guebara) NM, Joseph Serna of Roswell, NM; Tre Acevedo, Larissa Acevedo and Michael Gonzales of Roswell, NM. Great-uncles, Jack Garcia of Houston; Eddie Garcia, of China; David Garcia of S. Korea; Danny Garcia of Australia; Perry Garcia of Midland, TX; great-aunts, Helen Wallace of Albuquerque; Cindy Henson of Hagerman; Sarah Castro of Roswell. Robert Eric had numerous family members to list, he loved all of his family, great aunts, great uncles, cousins as well as his friends.
Eric was preceded in death by, great grand-father, Julian Garcia; great grand-mother, Maria Garcia; Guy and Nelly McQueen of TN; T.J. Nolen Virginia; grandpa, Joe Muñoz; and nephew, Abe Gamboa.
Pallbearers will be Randall Gamboa, Cruzito Valenzuela, Robert Garcia, Richard Saunders Jr., Richard Saunders III, Cristopher Saunders, and Michael Guebara.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Randall Gamboa Jr., Bobby Garcia and Nickie Saunders.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory - Roswell
2609 South Main Roswell, NM 88203
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus from Apr. 29 to May 2, 2014