MARTHA R. GARCIA 88, of Santa Fe, passed away May 19, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie L. Garcia; her parents, Trinidad and Manuel Rivera; brother, Manuel Rivera Jr.; and sister, Stella Catanach. Martha is survived by her daughter, Cristella Romero (John) of Los Lunas; sons: Steve Garcia (Maria), Gene Garcia (Kathy), Jake Garcia, all of Santa Fe; sisters: Viola Romero (Marino) and Celene Ortega (Charlie) of Santa Fe; granddaughters: Briana Garica of Santa Fe; Carla Jaramillo of Espanola; grandsons: Billy Romero of Santa Fe, Aristotle Romero of Los Lunas; 3 great grandsons: Nick, Avery and Lorenso; and one great granddaughter, Cheynne; and also many nephews and nieces. After retirement from Federal Civil Service of 37 years at National Park Service, Martha was active at the Cathedral Basilica with the Altar Society, Sacred Heart Society and enjoyed being a minister of hospitality. Martha loved bingo and the casino. A Rosary will be recited at Rosario Chapel on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900