Ben Joe Garcia (1930 - 2017)

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Ben Joe Garcia, 87, of Fort Lupton, died Aug. 2 in Denver. He was born in Wheatland, Wyo., Feb. 10, 1930, to Gregorio and Teresa (Archuleta) Garcia.  Ben attended schools in Wattenberg.
Mr. Garcia lived in Wattenberg most of his life. He was a 30-year employee for Rocky Mountain Arsenal before retiring in 1985.  Ben was a member of the Wattenberg Community Development and a member of Our Grace Catholic Church, where he was a lector, usher and board member of the church council. 
In his younger days he played semi-pro baseball for the Wattenberg Blue Jays, enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. 
Always a hard worker, a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his sons, Mike (Theresa) and Gregorio (Angela), of Wattenberg, and Joel P., of Brighton; a daughter, Karen (John) Pino, of Rociada, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
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Published in Brighton Standard Blade on Aug. 9, 2017