Maria Garcia, 1938-2018


Maria Garcia

March 17th, 1938 - January 14th, 2018


Maria Esther Garcia, age 79 of Ranchos de Taos, passed into eternal peace on January 14, 2018. Esther had a long career as a teacher in the Saginaw, Michigan public and parochial schools. She also had several teaching assignments as a professed sister of the Dominican order. Esther lived a full life and especially loved traveling, painting and woodworking. Esther is preceded in death by her parents Tomas and Eligia Garcia; her brothers,Tomas, Jr., Gilbert, Francis and Mike Garcia; sisters Corrine Vargas and Margaret Montoya. She is survived by her brother Leroy (Esther) Garcia and sisters Rose (Max) Tafoya and Gloria Garcia, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dog Smokey.

Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where a Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery in Ranchos.