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Antonio D Garcia

June 13, 1928 — May 6, 2019

  Antonio D. Garcia, 90 a longtime Vaughn, NM resident passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following an illness. Antonio was born June 13, 1928 in Clovis, NM to the home of Pablo and Ramona (Doran) Garcia. He was reared in Encino where he attended school. Antonio served in the US Army, he enlisted on May 17, 1946 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He served with the 76th  FTN Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group until his honorable discharge on April 29, 1947 at Camp Stoneman, CA. Antonio worked 36 years for AT&SF Railroad as a Track-man Machine Operator with the last 14 years as Track Foreman. He retired in 1988 as the Section Foreman in Vaughn, NM. Antonio was married to Helen Pena on June 2, 1951 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Encino. He was a longtime member St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 53 in Vaughn. Antonio is preceded in death by his wife Helen Garcia on February 27, 2018, his father Pablo Garcia in 1931, mother Ramona Ortega in 1956, two daughters Cecilia Chavez in 2003, and Beatrice Garcia in 2018, a son Manuel Garcia in 1965, two granddaughters Bobbi Sisneros in 1980, and Holly Garcia in 1988, and a great-grandson Derek Garcia Jr. in 2005, a brother Edwardo “Lalo” Garcia and a sister Domie Rackler. Survivors include two daughters Diana Garcia of Portales, Irene (Johnny) Sanchez of Vaughn, two sons Anthony (Sandra) Garcia of Santa Fe, and Patricio (Amy) Garcia of Portales, also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, one brother Alejandro Ortega of Roswell, along with a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation hours will be Thursday from 1pm to 6pm at the Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. The casket will also be open for one hour prior to the rosary and the funeral Mass. Holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Friday, May 10, 2019, and the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2019 both services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn, NM with Father Leonard Paskus officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Encino Catholic Cemetery, Encino, New Mexico. Pallbearers are Manuel Sisneros, Michael Chavez, Andre Sanchez,Paula Garcia, Desiree Garcia, and Samantha Houston. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book, go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com   
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

1:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)

Chavez Funeral Home/Fort Sumner

830 N 5th St, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Rosary

Friday, May 10, 2019

Starts at 7:00pm (Mountain time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church Vaughn

376 8th St, Vaughn, NM 88353

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church Vaughn

376 8th St, Vaughn, NM 88353

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