Elvira Garcia, 98, of Walsenburg, Colorado passed away March 29th, 2010. According to the wishes of Elvira the funeral Mass and Rosary will be on the same day, Saturday, April 3rd at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg.
Elvira was born to Lazaro and Juanita Martinez, Dec. 30, 1911, the youngest of 11 children. She married Silvano Garcia, July 1, 1929 at St. Mary’s Church. They were married for 70 years. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1999 as did 5 children; DeeDee, Cora, and Eddie Garcia , Ruth Cruz and Millie Valdez. Also preceding her in death were two daughters-in-law; Yvonne Garcia and Teri Garcia; 1 grandaughter, Gay Garcia, and 1 great granddaughter, Jay Lee Law.
She is survived by 3 children: Rudy (Irene) Garcia, Della (Harold) Martinez, and Joseph Jr. Garcia; 2 sons-in-law: Dan (Josephene) Cruz and Joe Valdez; godchildren: Cathy Pino, Silbanita Cruz and Patricio Sanchez; adopted nieces and nephew: Margaret Valdez, Beatrice Ward, Lucy Martinez, Cora Pino, and Manuel Talmich. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Ken (Karen) Cruz, Danett (John) Weigler, Judy (Sean) Salamson, Stan (Janet) Sandoval, Joni Shane, Nick Valdez, Debbie (Yvette) Garcia, Mike Garcia, Kelly (Lonn) Spann, Steve, Kim, JoAnna, J.C., & Benny Martinez, Gay, Misty & Elisha Garcia and Bea (Steven) Duran.
Great grandchildren surviving are: Nataline, Ken, Mariah, Stone, Jett, Joey, Britany, Amilia, Kyle, Sara, Evyonne, Karayme, Angela, Tabatha, Stevie, Monika, Shahala, Sheree, Silas, Tom, Steph, Alysa, Angel, Tommy, Trae, Jordan, Jude, Meliano, and Silbanita; 11 great-great-grandchildren: Caseano, Masemo, Lorenzo, Jauquin, Cruzie, Asia, Jeramia, Daneka, Kyle, Joseph, Natalene, and Nathan.
Elvira was a member of the Alter Society, Feminele Club, Mother’s Club, Charter Member of Eagles and Latino American Club. She enjoyed going to her clubs and visiting with her good friends. She has one good friend left, Ersie Roybal.