Center resident Esther O. Garcia, 80, passed away March 5, 2013 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Esther was born on August 25, 1932 in Center, Colorado the daughter of Jose Candido Gonzales and Salome Cisneros Gonzales. Esther was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed making jewelry, playing piano, cooking, crocheting, singing and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters Norma (Henry) Martinez of Center, CO; Shirley (Anthony) Garcia-Lucero of Alamosa, CO; son Edward (Lorie) Garcia of Center, CO; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents Jose Candido and Salome Gonzales, husband Edward Isidoro Garcia and son Ronnie Garcia.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Center Assembly of God Church in Center. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-5 PM at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.