Marie Garcia

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Marie Minerva Garcia

Marie Minerva Garcia, humble child of God and long time resident of Albuquerque, passed to her eternal reward some time during the night of March 9-10, 2018.

Marie Minerva Garcia, affectionately known as "Minnie," was born the youngest of eight children: Agapito, Conrado Jr., Eduardo "Lalo," Annita (Ortiz), Bennie, Marie Valentina (Lucero), and Wilfred. She was born in Domingo, NM to Conrado Garcia Sr. and Maraquita (Ortiz) on August 13, 1931, but raised in Bernalillo. There she was educated, received her sacraments, and married to Perfecto Garcia at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish.

In late 1951 she moved to Albuquerque, where her children, Emiliano, Kathryn (Kaiser), Rosemarie "Ree" (Garcia), Angelica (Tyler), and Diana (Ricon) were born. She worked tirelessly while raising five children by herself. Minnie managed the famous "Dog House" restaurant for over a decade. Later she worked at JC Penney, retiring from the company after many years.

Minnie, a devout Catholic, was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish in Albuquerque. A devotee of Our Lady's Rosary, she prayed faithfully and always made time for her daily devotions. Minnie also showed love of God through love of neighbor. Her family, friends and co-workers will always remember her kindness and gentle sense of humor. She was always ready to listen and be there through any kind of trouble for those who loved her.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, son Emiliano, and granddaughter Ana Marie Kaiser. Minnie leaves extended family, her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a brand new great-great-grandson.

We'll miss her homemade tortillas and biscochitos and her endless generosity and kindness. We will celebrate her race well run, confident she reposes in the arms of her eternal spouse, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Thank You, Lord, for her motherhood and time with us. Maran Atha!

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2018