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Lionel Garcia Obituary
Lionel M. Garcia, 37, passed away at MountainView Regional Medical Center on Aug. 10, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. He is now resting in peace with our Lord and will suffer no more. Lionel was born on March 10, 1977, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was brought to Las Cruces, New Mexico, by his parents, Gabriel and Guadalupe Garcia, when he was 7 years old and grew up in the Las Cruces area. As a young boy, Lionel excelled in sports, especially baseball, which he loved. As an adult he worked in construction and in the restaurant industry. He attended Las Cruces High School and, recently, Dona Ana Community College, where he was working towards a certificate in auto mechanics.

Lionel is survived by his parents, Gabriel Garcia of Las Cruces and Guadalupe Garcia of Brazito; one daughter, Jasmine Duran of Dona Ana; two sons, Gabriel Garcia and Josiah Garcia, of Las Cruces; one sister, Irene Garcia of Brazito; two brothers, Israel Garcia of Rio Rancho and Steven Garcia of Alamogordo and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Serving as pallbearers are Chris Calzada, James Soto Gonzales, Xavier Salais, Alfonso Salais, Xavier Garcia, and Abel Olande.
Visitation will be at Getz Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, from 6 to 7 p.m., with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at Calvary Christian Center, 4211 Elks Drive, Las Cruces, at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico. To sign the local online guestbook please visit
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 13, 2014
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