David E. Garcia
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David E. Garcia, 86, of Thermal, Calif., passed away on March 31, 2013 in Indio, Calif., of congestive heart failure. He was born February 13, 1927, to Manuel and Librada Garcia in Westmorland, Calif. He married Maria Julia Loera on April 4, 1954 in Yuma, Ariz. He was a maintenance worker for 25 years at the Coachella Valley Water District. He was also a member of the American Legion. Mr. Garcia served in the Army from June 15, 1945 to January 10, 1947. He is survived by his children, Eusebia Carranza and Ophelia Velarde, both of La Quinta, Calif., Priscilla Garcia, Carol Hernandez, Veronica Castro, and Manuel Garcia, all of Indio, Librada Delgado of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Mary Morales of Thermal, David Garcia Jr. of Pomona, Calif., and Samuel Garcia of Palm Desert, Calif; sister, Anita Carreon of Mecca, Calif; brother, Raymond Garcia, Sr. of Barstow, Calif; 29 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Julia Garcia on July 22, 2011; siblings, Naman Garcia, Peter Garcia, and Felipa Perez. Visitation service will be held on April 4, 2013, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, at Forest Lawn, 82975 Requa Avenue, Indio. Funeral service will be held on April 5, 2013, 1:00 pm, at Forest Lawn Indio with interment to follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery, Coachella, Calif. Forest Lawn Indio is in charge of the arrangements. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit mydesert.com/obituaries.
Published in The Desert Sun on Apr. 3, 2013