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Garcia, Oscar G.





Oscar G. Garcia, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the age of 90.



He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Helen; son Steve and wife Loretta; daughter Carol and Richard Devaney; grandchildren Vincent Garcia and wife Jennifer and their children Addison and Gabrielle; Jeanette Balderrama and husband David and their children David Paul, Rachel, and twins Joseph and Michael; Veronica Ortiz and husband Desi and their children Lucia and Roman; Kelli Roche and daughter Olivia; Krystle Salazar; Daniel Salazar and wife Amanda and their children Noah and Ava. Oscar was born the youngest of seven children to Escolastico and Soraida Garcia on January 4, 1926.



He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Fidel Garcia, Fabricio (Fred) Garcia, Bernardita Gallegos, Rosendo (Ross) Garcia, Henry Garcia, Patricio (Pete) Garcia, and grandson-in-law Gabe Roche.



He proudly served in two branches of the Armed Forces. He entered in the U.S. Army in April of 1944 and served over two years primarily in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.



From May of 1951 to February 1953, he was a member of the U.S. Air National Guard assigned to the Atomic Support Wing at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. He was employed at Kirkland Air Force Base and retired after 38 years.



Oscar and Helen were married on July 19, 1950 and made their home in the North Valley where they were charter members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Oscar's passion was his family whom he loved dearly. He let his actions speak louder than his words and was an outstanding role model to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



He was very devoted to his Catholic faith and loved God deeply. Over the years, he served on several groups and committees at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, golfing, playing cards, Lobo football games, playing fast-pitch softball, taking walks in the Bosque where he lived all his life, and giving the Dallas fans in his family a hard time about the Cowboys. Oscar loved his family and enjoyed the many family celebrations over the years.



A Rosary will be recited Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.



Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Vincent Garcia, Daniel Salazar, David Balderrama, Desi Ortiz, Richard Devaney and Leroy Garcia.



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Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 28, 2016
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