Mary Ruth Garcia

May 17, 1947 – May 27, 2020

ALAMOSA – Mary Ruth Garcia, 73, of Alamosa, CO went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Mary Ruth is originally from Monte Vista, CO. Everyone knew Mary as “Ruth.” She married Jerry Garcia on February 8th, 1969. She was happily married to Jerry for 51 years.

Ruth was a Mama Bear to a lot of people, she had a big heart and cared about people, especially her family. She liked to teach and worked in Monte Vista School Dist., Migrant Head Start, and many years doing labor. She loved singing, she had a beautiful voice, (we all will miss her singing, many times she would answer you with a song, special moments), but she also liked dancing, camping and gatherings with her family. She will dearly be missed but never forgotten.

Survivors include her husband Jerry Garcia of Alamosa, daughter Geraldine (Alonzo) Garcia-Cardona of Colorado Springs, CO, and Anita (Manuel) Vigil of Alamosa, CO, Brothers and Sisters: Sister “Sister Josie” of Colorado Springs, CO, Brother Ted (Darlene) Sanchez of Orange, CA, Sister Theresa Sanchez of Monte Vista, CO, Brother Richard (Josie) Sanchez of Monte Vista, CO, and Sister-in Law’s Evelyn and Delores Garcia of Denver, CO, Grandchildren: Shalonda Seanz of Alamosa, Jerry Garcia, Paul (Stephanie) Garcia, Jesus (Jamie) Cardona, and Joseph (Roxana) Cardona and Great Grandchildren: Ryan, Damian, Luciano, and Antonio Garcia-Cardona, Kale, Charlotte, and Jesus Jr. 111 Cardona, and Leia and Gianna Garcia, all from Colorado Springs, CO.

She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Mary Ruth is preceded in death with her parents John and Sinada Sanchez, Father and Mother-in-law Max and Lucy Garcia, Brother Tommy Sanchez, Brother-in-laws Junior and Jackie Garcia, Sisterin-law Luella Garcia and Grandson Frank Leyba. Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date this summer. Arrangements by daughters Geraldine Garcia Cardona and Anita Vigil.


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