Diane Elizabeth (Liz) Garcia passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 10th, 2022 at the age of 56.
Diane is survived by her son Joshua J. Garcia and his wife Hannah Garcia of Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughter Brittney E. Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, daughter April C. Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, stepdaughter Amanda Garcia of Las Vegas, NM, stepdaughter Samantha Garcia of Las Vegas, NM, granddaughter Lynae Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, grandson Vincent Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, step-grandchildren Angel and Luciano Lovato of Las Vegas, NM, step-grandchildren Amor and Shannon Silva of Albuquerque, NM, sister Catherine Button and her husband David of Rio Rancho, NM, brother John Patrick Bennett of Albuquerque, NM, sister Christine Bennett of Brooklyn, New York, brother Robert Bennett of Brooklyn, NY, brother James Bennett of Staten Island, NY, aunt and uncle Diane and Raymond Smith of Austin, Texas, cousin Steven Smith and family of Austin, TX, cousin Michael Smith and family of Buda, TX and father John Bennett of Traverse City, Michigan. Diane is preceded in death by her mother Caroline Gross and cousin Daniel Smith.
Diane was born on Tuesday, July 20th, 1965, in El Paso, Texas to Caroline Gross and John Bennett. She attended Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School. Diane married Kenneth Jerome Garcia and they shared five children. Diane performed medical coding for Kirtland Air Force Base, The University of New Mexico Hospital and Hematology Oncology Associates. She was also a former mortgage loan processor; Diane owned her own business called DG Processing.
Of particular interest to Diane was ghost hunting. She was a member of the Paranormal New Mexico Organization and participated in the ghost investigation in Hillsboro, Kingston and at Casa Vieja in Corrales. Diane also enjoyed karaoke, cooking, crocheting, camping, rooting for the Cowboys, hiking in the mountains, and throwing found pinecones in the fireplace at home to emit a forest scent. Diane was an active member of Sagebrush Church. Diane loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to church and reading her bible, and enjoyed watching General Hospital and The Voice.
In honor of Diane’s memory donations can be made to Toys for Tots.
We deeply appreciate the kindness, support, and love you’ve shown us during this difficult time. It will always be remembered. – The Family of Diane Elizabeth Garcia
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the
sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one
belonged to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He
noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed
that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him, and he questioned the LORD about it. “LORD, you said that once I decided to
follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times
in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would
The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your
times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Diane will take place at Daniels Family Funeral Services – Sara Chapel in Rio Rancho, NM, on Monday, April 18th, 2022, at 12:00 P.M. Doors will open at 11:00 A.M.