Frank D. Garcia |

Frank D. Garcia

Frank D. Garcia of Gypsum died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at his home. He was 58.

Mr. Garcia was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Embudo, N.M., to Mary and Epifano Garcia.

He grew up in Chamisal, N.M., and graduated from Penasco High School in Penasco, N.M.

He married Jewel Shepherd in 1978 in Elyria, Ohio. She preceded Mr. Garcia in death.

Mr. Garcia worked in the mill at the Gilman Mine after high school and lived in Minturn. In Elyria, he worked as lumberyard foreman. He had lived in Gypsum since 1995.

He was an active and dearly loved member of Word of Life Worship Center. He had the gift of evangelism.

He enjoyed church activities, baking, crafts, shopping and chatting on the phone with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father “Epi”; and by his wife, Jewel.

Mr. Garcia is survived by his mother Mary Garcia, of Gypsum; by daughter Christa Garcia, of Gypsum; by brothers and sister-in-law Elbert Garcia, of Ft. Collins, Louis Garcia, of Grand Junction, and Roger and Connie Garcia, of Santa Maria, Calif.; by sisters and brothers-in-law Roseline and Steve Ransom, Joan and Jake Norton, and Gloria and Nestor Vasquez, all of Gypsum, and Debbie and Jerre Garcia-Fleming, of Denver; by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, a step-daughter, three step-grandchildren and many friends.

A memorial service with viewing will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.

A burial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Gypsum Town Hall, with pastors Don and Vicki Hariam officiating. Burial and brief graveside service will immediately follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Cemetery in Gypsum. A luncheon reception will follow at Gypsum Town Hall.

Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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