Leroy R Garcia, 69, of Hernandez passed away on Friday, November 04, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the oldest son born on August 21, 1953, to the late Tony and Antonia “Antonina” Garcia.
Leroy is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of almost 50 years, Linda Garcia. His son Steve Garcia; daughter-in-law Lenora Archuleta; parents Tony and Antonia “Antonina” Garcia; maternal grandparents Macedonio and Soledad Velasquez; paternal grandparents Victor and Veneranda Garcia; brother Fernando Garcia; sister and brother in-law Rosita and Fidel Martinez; nephews Patrick Martinez Jr., John “Manz” Lucero, Alvin “Bino” Martinez; great-nephew Cephas Rodriguez; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Jose Cecilio and Josina Herrera; Sisters-in-law Cecilia Herrera and Viola Moe and his beloved dog Trenecito.
He is survived by his sons Ross (Alberta) Garcia and Matthew Garcia (Luna); grandchildren Clarabelle (his Precious), Josiah, Jacob, Albert, Gabriel, Angelica, Alexandra, Marshall, Ambrosia Garcia (Diego); great-granddaughter Bobbie Kay. Sisters Jane (George) Sandoval, Irene (Lee Sr) Romero, Vicky Martinez (Jesus), Anita (Cruz) Guerra; brothers Isaac (Lucy), Anthony (Ted), and Manuel (Elvia) Garcia; sister-in-law Brenda Garcia; brother-in-law Lino (Barbara) Herrera Sr; Goddaughter Charlene (David) Padilla;Close Cousins Phil Velasquez and Noella Montano; Special Aunt Beatrice (Fermin) Perea; Special friends Charlie Montoya, Florence Gallegos and Drucie Herrera.
A public visitation will begin on Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre De Cristo chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday November 16, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the San Jose Catholic Church in Hernandez with a burial to follow at the San Jose Catholic Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Clarabelle Garcia, Jane Sandoval, Irene Romero, Vicky Martinez, Anita Guerra, Sara Sandoval, Charlene Padilla, and Manuel Garcia.
Honorary Pallbearers are Josiah, Jacob and Albert Garcia, George Sandoval, Lee Romero Sr, Jesus Marta, Cruz Guerra, Cory Lewis, and Daniel Trujillo.
The family of Leroy R. Garcia has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com