Enriqueta C. Garcia, 87, of Albuquerque, N.M. and formerly from Hatch, N.M. passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Casa De Oro surrounded by her family and friends. Keta was born July 16, 1925 in Las Cruces, N.M. to Domingo and Antonia Castillo, one of 11 siblings. Keta loved her family and friends and her foster grandchildren at Hatch Valley Elementary where she served for many years. Survivors include David C. Garcia and his wife Lillian of Fairbanks, Alaska; Bennie Joe Garcia and his wife Yolanda of Gilbert, Ariz.; Three daughters Anita Fields of El Paso, Texas; Mary Esther Garcia of Las Cruces, and Elisaida Benavidez and husband Johnny of Albuquerque. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren with two more arriving shortly. She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmie C. Garcia and her son Jimmie Garcia Jr. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Lisa, David, Brittany Fayos, Terrence Garcia, Kristy Garcia, Issac and Aaron Fields, Sammy, Ellie Mae, and Katie Beth Apodaca, Bobbie Jo Raddiff, Jeffry and Monica Benavidez. Visitation for Keta will be on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church where funeral services will follow at 9 a.m.. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories where she will be laid to rest. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001. To sign the local online guest book, visit www.GetzCares.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 8, 2013