Tomas E. Garcia, born in Conejos Colorado on January 7, 1944, to Castelar M. Garcia, Sr. and Anna V. Garcia passed away on December 18, 2012 in Clemmons, North Carolina. Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara Cole Garcia, two sons, Ricky and Timothy, and his grandchildren Ashley, Zachary, Damien and Aramina.
Tom was the second of six children born to Castelar and Anna. His surviving brothers and sisters are: Castelar ďCasĒ (Beth) Garcia; Christine Ann (Alonzo) Espinoza; Michael R. (Suzanne) Garcia; Annette H. (Michael) Sadler; and John R. (Lisa) Garcia.
Tom was raised on the family ranches in Conejos County where he developed a respect for hard work, dependability, and honesty. Traits that served him well. Tom acquired a Masters in Safety Engineering. Further, he was one of the few recipients of the necessary certification to supervise the building and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, which he did around the United States.
Tom was proud to be a member of one of the nationís pioneer families. His motherís family going back to the mid 1600ís in New England. His fatherís family traces its roots to the Spanish/Basque 1598 settlers of New Mexico. Tom was intensely proud to be an American.
A memorial service is scheduled for July 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Land Mark Tabernacle, located at 2727 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, a reception will follow. Cremation was chosen by Tom, and in accord with his wishes his ashes will be interned on the familyís property at Cumbres Pass Colorado on the Fourth of July. A celebration of Tomís life will occur on the Fourth of July at 2:00 p.m. at the Garcia place at Cumbres Pass. Friends and family are welcome to attend.