Gabriel G. Garcia, age 80, passed away Tuesday morning, September 12. He was born November 2, 1919 in Guy, New Mexico. He had been a resident of Corrales for the past eight years. Mr. Garcia retired from AT&SF Railroad on June 1, 1985; he was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in WWII. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Polly Garcia; and eight children, Gabe and Theresa Garcia of Gallup, David P. and Kathy Garcia of Albuquerque, Cathy and Kraig Ogdon of Las Lunas, Anna and Frank Martinez of Gallup, Robert and Barbara Garcia of Gallup, Patt Garcia and Robert Blasko of Hillsboro, OR, Diana and Paul Chavez of Gallup, and Stephen Garcia of Corrales. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Gabe Jr., Joey, Ricky, Paul, Sarah, Annice, Mark, Gabrielle, John, Bernadette, Christina, Robert Jr., Rhiannon, and Dylan; and four great-grandchildren, Kavae, Aneles, Julie, and Christopher. A Rosary service given at Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., in Rio Rancho, will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14. Funeral Mass given by Father Galli will be at San Ysidro Catholic Church, in Corrales, on Friday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial services at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Published on: Thu September 14, 2000