Blas Echavarria Garcia, 91, of Rincon, N.M. passed away on Jan. 4, 2013 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born to Candelario and Soledad Garcia on Dec. 2, 1921 in Rincon. He was born and raised in Rincon and served his country honorably in World War II. Blas is survived by his four children Blas Garcia, Jr., Benjamin Garcia, Judy DeLeon and Soledad Garcia-King, and two brothers David Garcia and Candelario Garcia. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren and his companion of 40 years Elisa Castillo. Visitation for Blas will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Rincon Catholic Church with a prayer vigil to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at the lady of All Nations Church in Rincon, N.M. to begin at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at the Rincon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Benjamin Fox Garcia Jr., Anthony Blas Garcia, Cristian Garcia, Tony Garcia, Joe Paul Castillo, Justin Searcy and Joshua Searcy. Arrangements are with La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home. To send condolences go to www.lapaz-grahams.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 9, 2013