Nick Garcia, Jr.


(Sept. 7, 2009)

Nick Garcia, Jr., of Farmington N.M., died Monday, Sept. 7 at the San Juan Regional Medical Center. He was 70.

Nick was born in Powell to Nick and Carmell Garcia. Most of his working career was dedicated to driving trucks, which took his family to many places. He eventually made his home in Farmington, where he resided for more than 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and aircraft museums.

Nick was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. He is survived by five children, Steve Garcia (Maryann) of of Farmington, Vic Garcia (Colleen) of Grand Junction, Colo., JoDee Cooley of Duette, Fla., Eddie Garcia (Melita) of Greeley, Colo. and Gayleen Garcia of Aztec, N.M. He is also survived by one sister, Frances Nevarez (Domingo) of Yakima, Wash.; close brother-in-law, Dale Montoya of Powell; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and services will be held Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Montoya, Tim Cruz, Virgil Lucero, Johnny Ramirez, Mike Showalter and Andrew Rosenburger.

Nick has been entrusted to Alternative Choice Cremation, 804 North Dustin, Farmington. Condolences can be sent to the family at