Cypress Garcia, 22, a resident of Espanola was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 16, 2022. Cypress was born on August 26, 1999, in Santa Fe, NM to Shada and Mark Garcia. He was a kind and loving person to everyone who crossed his path. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. In 2015 he lost his beloved father Mark Garcia who was his whole world.
He was put in a dark spot for the longest time and couldn't get out of it. Everything he did was for his dad. He wanted to make him proud. He acted like him a lot and did not spend his money or told everyone he was broke when he knew that wasn't the case. He wanted to be just like him.
In 2020 he lost his beloved grandmother, Rosita Pena. He loved his grandma with all his heart, and he would help her with anything she needed. He would often go to her ranch in Embudo, to pick apples, cut grass or weeds, throw the trash, but he would always make sure to help her at any given time. He would often to go to Santa Fe to help her too. She's always said, “my Hito is big and strong.” He helped his grandmother Rosita as much as he could through her passing. It was tough on him. Around this time, he decided to move in with his sister, Unique and never left her side after that. He always helped with household needs, tending to the pets, and help raise and potty train his nephews: Andrew, Matthew, and Estevan. He was a big part of his family's life.
In January of 2020 he broke his leg in a bad car accident, but he was able to recover from it. He didn't let that affect him. He still did everything that he could and had to learn how to walk all over again while healing. He would still live his everyday life: grocery shopping, going to concerts, going on road trips out of state, vacations, and bars. Nothing stopped Cypress crutches and all.
In 2019, his Grandpa Gilbert Garcia had his kidney removed, and he would make sure to visit with him in the hospital and take him random gifts to brighten up his day. He always told his dad, “I will take care of my grandma and grandpa” and he did. His grandma Gloria Garcia was his best friend. He would call her daily to check on her, he made sure to help her if she needed anything.
In 2021, Cypress spent his summer at his grandma and grandpa Garcia’s house. He built a huge kennel for his dog Indica and made sure it was bigger than the apartment he lived in at the time. He added three dog houses with plenty of shade with a privacy screen and made his own custom food and water dispenser so his grandma wouldn’t have a hard time feeding her. As he would say, “Indica is a beast, and my grandma is a tiny little lady. I want it to be easy for her.” He would cut his grandma's weeds, throw her trash trailer when full. He built a patio made of flagstone in the front of his grandmother's house with his brother Cyress Garcia, and other friends. Cypress really went out of his way to make his grandparents so proud.
Cypress was an amazing young man. He overcame life’s trials and tribulations and focused his energy on providing everything he could for his family. He was happy that he had a job and that it was with his little brother.
He lived his life to the fullest and lived every day for those that surrounded him, including his big sister Unique, mother Shada, little brother Cyress, and his nephews, Andrew, Matthew, and Estevan, as well as his companion, Mr. Weenie and all his other pups. They spent every day with Hazel, Jasper, Indica, Zeus and Lincoln. He was a cuddly teddy bear and animal lover followed by his sister. Also, his 2 ferrets and a salamander, Mina and Houser AKA Joser and Lizzie who Cypress began to love and care for daily. Cypress and his mom began to become really close, and they shared the household chores, all the kids, the animals and yard work.
Cypress loved music and enjoyed attending concerts consisting of different music genres. His last two concerts were spent with his brother Cyress to see Motley Crue and Wiz Khalifa. One of his favorite pastimes was traveling to Florida to visit his good friend Jacob Torres. Cypress also loved traveling to many places even if the adventure was a solo trip. He had many plans to travel all over the world. Cypress’s favorite sports teams consisted of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Green Bay Packers. In 2013, he made a promise to his dad that he would graduate from high school. In 2020, he fulfilled that promise and received his high school diploma. Even though Cypress' life was short-lived, he had a whole lifetime ahead of him and lived for every moment and had no regrets or doubts in anything he did.
He is preceded in death by his father Mark J. Garcia, Auntie Linda Garcia, Cousin Isaac Martinez, Grandmother Rosita Pena, Grandfather Ted D. Pena, and Nephew Jeremiah Michael Pena.
Cypress is survived by his companion Mr. Weenie (his dog of 17 years), mother, Shada Garcia, sisters, Echo Gallegos, Burgan Pena, Unique Pena (who raised him like her own son) and companion Matik Ortiz, brother Cyress Garcia and companion Victoria Lopez, sister-in-law Mickey Flores and many other sisters. Nephews: Andrew Chavez II, Matthew, and Estevan Gallegos. Great grandmother Loretta Gonzales, grandmother Gloria Garcia, Grandfather Gilbert Garcia. Aunts, Joann Garcia Chavarria (Joshua Chavarria), son Julian Chavarria, Brandy Pena Villa and companion Leo Villa, Reene Tucker Aguilar (Daphne, JJ, Loren, and their children), and many other aunts who were not in his daily life. Uncles: Elizer Pena, great aunts Judith Gonzales, Jelene Hart (Sara Hart and kids), Jeanette Montoya, cousins: Ralph and Theresa Garcia (Victoria, Louie, Rochelle, Manny) and so many friends, nephews and nieces that he loved and cared for deeply.
A rosary will be held at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, NM on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. and a mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m.
The family of Cypress Garcia has entrusted the gentle care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. (505)747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com