Julia Garcia went to be with the Lord and loved ones in Heaven on April 9, 2023. Julia is preceded in death by her husband Roman, son Gery and many sisters, brothers and friends.
Julia is survived by son Ernest Garcia, Granddaughters Tanya Heskett Steffen, Francine Garcia-DePuy (Charles), and Phoenix Sanchez; and three great-grandchildren.
Julia was born July 4, 1926 in Albuquerque Old Town in one of the three original casitas. Parents were Florencio Perea and Plajedes Candelaria. In 1954 Julia married Roman Garcia and they settled in Los Ranchos. Two sons were born, Gery and Ernest. In the 1980’s and 90’s she was delighted with the arrival of three granddaughters who were the light of her life. Julia spent the next many years caring for the grandchildren.
Julia was often seen throughout the North Valley, walking. To Smith’s, the bus, the bank and walking along the acequia. When offered a ride Julia would often decline but say “Yes” if she was tired. More “yes’s” in her later years.
We will miss our beloved Mom, Grandma, and dear friend. She was a huge inspiration and influence in all of our lives. May she Rest in Peace.
Services for Julia will be held Friday, April 28th at the Daniels Family Chapel at 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109. Visitation will begin at 1 pm and be followed by the memorial at 2 pm.