Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Karen Arlene Garcia

Karen Arlene Garcia 55, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, passed away peacefully and happy in her family home on June 2nd.  She is survived by her Mother, Rita Baca, Sisters; Theresa Rosales and Husband Jose, Patricia (June) Baca, and Yvonne V. Baca.  She was blessed with, and dearly loved all her nephews and nieces; Andy Ortega, Anthony Baca, Phillip Baca, Arthur J. Ortega, Stephanie Nelson, Melissa Baca, Matthew Ortega, Bryanna Rosales, Alyssa Rosales, Jose Rosales and Jeremy, Janice, John and David, many great nephews and nieces.

Karen was a graduate of West Mesa High School, Class of 1981, and was a devoted fan of the Denver Broncos and the Fighting Irish of Norte Dame.  She is preceded in death by her Daddy Gilbert Baca, Husband William Garcia, and Nephew Phillip Baca. The Family greatly appreciates those who loved and cared for her throughout her life.

Pallbearers are Andy Ortega, Anthony Baca, Arthur J. Ortega, Matthew Ortega, Dominic Baca, and Thomas Nelson Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are Stephanie Nelson, Melissa Baca, and Bryanna, Alyssa and Jose Rosales.


Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE
(505) 764-9663



Alex Gallegos June 06, 2018

Family friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

Rita, Yvonne, Stephanie and family...Sending my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

Jenna M. June 06, 2018

Neighbor NM

I am terribly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that every single tear that falls from our eyes does not escape our heavenly fathers notice. He is aware of our pain and promises to end all suffering. (Revelation 21:4)

Cindy and Gene Quintana June 07, 2018

Cousin Albuquerque , New Mexico

Im so sorry to hear about Karen now she is at peace and no longer suffering now she can be with BJ and Uncle Gilbert and Phillip Sorry i cant make the services

Joseph Segura June 10, 2018

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or children. We know the grief, we have walked the path. If the parent(s) and/or grandparents) of the deceased would like to attend our bi-Monthly meetings, join our Facebook pages or receive The Compassionate Friends monthly newsletter or receive contact phone numbers please contact me. Once again I am so sorry for your loss. Please contact us for information. Albqcompfrnds@gmail.com