Arturo Garcia

  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Julian & Maria Elena Diaz
  • "We are very sorry for your loss, god bless you all. You..."
    - Wally & Cecilia Luchini & family

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Arturo M. Garcia, who was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014. Arturo or "Pato", as he was fondly known, was born on July 7, 1919 to Amado Garcia and Rosenda Molina Singh in Doña Ana. He was a lifelong resident of Doña Ana and a member of Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church. Arturo served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Second Infantry Division. He survived the Invasion of Normandy, D-Day +1 and went on to serve during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post 3242. Arturo met the love of his life, his "Viejita", Cora Zamora in 1960 and they married three months later. He was an automotive mechanic and retired from civil service, WSMR, after 35 years of service. Arturo was a devoted San Francisco 49er's fan and never left the house without his "red" cap. If you happened to stop by, you would surely find him tending his garden or working on something in his "cuartito". Arturo is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cora Zamora Garcia; sisters, Inez Guerra (Austin) and Herminia Fierro. He leaves behind a daughter, Cora Garcia-Mayers and husband Julian; grandchildren, Nadia Anderson (Travis), Melissa Gilbert (Tristan), Stephanie Achen (Scott), Brian Mayers, Don Padilla (Melissa), and Brandon Mayers; great-grandchildren, John Ryan and Jason Anderson, Maddison Gilbert, Julian, Gabriel, and Trinity Mayers, and Areya Chavez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Castillo and his brothers, Amado M. Garcia and Jesus Hidalgo. At Mr. Garcia's request cremation has taken place, and a rosary service will be held at 7 PM Monday, July 14, 2014 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road. A memorial mass will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church, 5525 Cristo Rey in Doña Ana with the Reverend Don Adamski officiating. Rite of committal and inurnment of cremains will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Military Honors accorded by the New Mexico National Guard Honor Guard and the Marine Corps League El-Perro Diablo Detachment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88005. The family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan and Mesilla Valley Hospice, as well as Dr. Terry A. Boulware and Dr. Claudia Maidana-Paz. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences logo to
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300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88004
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on July 13, 2014
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