Pueblo resident Michael Vernon Garcia, 48, passed away September 21, 2013 at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. Michael was born on October 2, 1964 in Del Norte, Colorado, the son of Juan and Tonita Garcia. He was united in marriage with LeAnn Martinez on April 14, 1996. Michael was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, and brother who enjoyed walking, writing poetry and music, dancing, taking care of his wife, and the time he spent with his grandchildren and loving family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, LeAnn Garcia, Mother Tonita Garcia; daughters Michelle (Adrian) Chacon of Monte Vista; Amanda (Carlos) Sandoval of Monte Vista; and Sheila Medina, also of Monte Vista; sons Michael V. Garcia and Salvador Garcia, both of Monte Vista, CO. He is also survived by sisters Tillie Garcia of Center, CO; Jennie Zamora of Del Norte, CO; Inez Pacheco and Rick Santistevan of Pueblo, CO; Lorraine (Wayne) Madril of Colorado Springs, CO; Eileen Garcia and Sam Martinez of Monte Vista and Bebe (Randy) Archuleta of El Rito, NM; brothers Feliberto Garcia of Del Norte, CO; and Arthur (Josefina) Garcia of Center, CO. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his Father, Juan Garcia, brother Jess Garcia and sister Virginia Garcia.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM at the St. Francis Jerome Catholic Church in Center, CO. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 10:00 AM at the St. Francis Jerome Catholic Church in Center, CO. Interment will follow at the Del Norte Cemetery in Del Norte, CO. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.