Matilda Garcia

Obituary of Matilda Garcia

Matilda Garcia was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world surrounded by her loving family on November 18, 2023 at age 76.
She was born to Albino and Mela Garcia on August 10, 1947. After graduating from high school, she met her husband, John Garcia III, serendipitously at a laundromat, fell in love, and they attended Western University and New Mexico Highlands together. Together, they had two beautiful children: Elizabeth and John, who were their entire world.
Matilda loved all sports, especially her beloved UNM Basketball team and was an avid football fan, especially Tom Brady and Trevor Lawrence. She loved making people laugh, always had a humorous story to tell, and enjoyed going to the casino. Most weekends were filled making memories with her grandkids, Isabella, Ella, JJ, and Kaleigh, whom she adored and was the proudest grandmother of all her grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death to by Johnny Garcia III, her husband, parents Albino and Mela Garcia and her brother Al Garcia.  She is survived by her children Elizabeth Garcia and John Garcia IV; grandchildren Isabella, Ella, JJ, and Kaleigh; and siblings, Patsy Hurbina, Roland Garcia, Charles Garcia, Lester (Susan) Garcia, Marvin Garcia, Evelyn (Leroy) Garcia and Darlene Garcia; and her son in law, Steven Campbell. 
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 am on December 10, 2023 at the University of New Mexico Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Roadrunner Food Bank on her behalf or your favorite charity. Matilda’s favorite saying was, “Go big, or go home” and encouraged everyone to be bold, brave and go all in on life.

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