CARMEN A GARCIA
1929 - 2023
Carmen was born to Joe and Ramona Anaya in 1929. She was raised in Albuquerque, NM along
with her siblings Vicky, John, Betty, and Gloria. They and their families were an important part
of her life. She loved them all. From a young age Carmen had a grateful heart, showed an
industrious spirit, and had a cheerful disposition.
Before her 30th birthday she had her six beloved children. And from these children came her
many loved grandchildren. These are her progeny:
JEANNIE JULIA and her family:
James & Tylee with Zoe, Nate, Rory, and Rowan;
Jennifer Lynn with Keith; Kaeleen & Trey with Jetlynn and Fisher; Logan, Imogen, Braden;
Jacob & Marisa with Cierra & Reef and baby Malia;
Justin & Meryl with Brynn and Leiken;
Jillian & Matt
JUDY and her family:
Shannon & Michael, with Katie, Lauren, and Miles;
Amy & Roger; Joshua
JOHN and his lovely wife CINDY, who became another daughter to Carmen
JOYCE and JANICE, the twins, and Janice’s daughter:
Christy Beth & Ron with Jacob and Jason
JAYNE & Ken and their family:
Mike & Jennifer with Isabella and Alissandra;
Brandon; Annie & Eddie with Ryder and Zander
To say that she was an excellent mother and grandmother is an understatement. She had a
heart large enough to love them all.
In her early thirties she began her career with the Forest Service. She diligently served there for
45 years. Her work provided for those she loved and filled her heart with joy.
In 1964 she married the love of her life, Paul Garcia. They truly were a gift to each other and to
their family. They were married for over 50 years.
These words are but a sketch of the major events in Carmen’s life. And they encompass just a
few of the lives that she touched. The real story of who she was and the legacy she left behind
lives in the hearts of those she loved. Please share your story of who Carmen was to you and
how your life is better because of her in this interactive obituary. You can post your comments
below in the guestbook, along with a favorite picture or two.
It has been said that a life can be measured by what a person leaves behind to grow.
What did Carmen leave to grow in your life?