Lucy Garcia

 

Lucy Garcia
Lucy Garcia

Lucy Garcia, age 85, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021, in her home in Amarillo, TX surrounded by her 4 children, family and friends.

 
Rosary services will be held at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo, TX on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest with her family in Logan, NM following the Mass. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
 
She was born in Logan, New Mexico to John F. and Nicolasita Garcia and was the youngest daughter.
 
Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her 4 children, Tina Navarro and husband Doug Myking, Sandra Navarro and husband Charlie Carrasco, Becky Rardon and husband James Rardon, and James Navarro and wife Gloria Navarro; her 5 grandkids, Abigail Rardon, Merced Myking, Ryan Myking, Natasha Wolkersdorfer and husband Brent Wolkersdorfer, and Jamie Navarro; and her great-grandchildren, Ellibee Allenback, and Brice Wolkersdorfer.
 
Surviving her are her brothers, Juan M. Garcia and wife Jane Garcia, Ralph Garcia and wife Virginia Garcia, and Joe Garcia and wife Roberta Garcia.
 
She was preceded in death by her infant grandson, James Matthew Navarro; her parents, John F. and Nicolasita Garcia; brothers, Santiago Garcia, Alfred Garcia, Steve Garcia, Tony Garcia, and Fermin Garcia; and sisters Louisa Ramirez, Ramona Peachey, and Rita Crespin
 
Lucy will be remembered most for her generosity, baking, work ethic, family focus, joyful energy, and unconditional love.
 
We would like to thank Dr. Ismaael from BSA and Angela Sims from Kinder Hearts Hospice for their comforting words and compassion.

3 Replies to “Lucy Garcia”

  1. Lucy was my dear sweet neighbor. She was a joy to see coming up the sidewalk with her hand of goodies. My husband was ill and she was called by us as the Cookie Lady. He would sit at the breakfast table and if we hadn’t seen her in a day or so he would tell me to check on Lucy. She was a joy to have as a friend. Always a smile and she could pass that on to us. She would keep us up on all her grandchildren. So proud of her family. I know she will be missed by her family and all who knew her. God Bless.

  2. Tina, Sandra, James, and Becky

    Our hearts go out to my primos and their family as they grief the loss of my Aunt Lucy.

    I love you all very much, and I will never forget how much your mom and you guys have meant to me over the years. I will never forget how you helped me in some of the lowest moments of my own life.

    We may not speak often, but in my hearts you are never forgotten.

    While we are saddened here on earth, heaven rejoices as this soul is reunited with those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. I can only imagine the tears of joy and laughter as love is fully realized in the presence of the pure light of Christ and so many we have lost.

    I will remember always Aunt Lucy for her infectious smile, her sense of humor, and that “laugh” what a laugh! I loved both making and hearing her laugh.

    “When you see dad, grandma, and the rest of the gang sing a little ‘Together Again’. not the Janet Jackson version but the Buck Owens one.”

    She was no nonsense, straight up, and clear, “muy clara”. You always knew where you stood with her. A woman of strength and always a defender of “family”. No matter what, family was first.

    She defined “tough love” in her own humorous ways. When you were struggling with lagañas in your eyes and mad at the morning, she would enthusiastically yell, “ Well good morning sunshine!” Something I still do with my own kids to this day.

    I remember her asking me to perform my Jimmy Carter impersonation in the 70’s and early 80’s. When I’m having my doubts about the priesthood, I remember my Aunt Lucy telling me, “ you should a be a comedian.”

    “The old cumbia ‘Rosa Maria’, is your sing Aunt Lucy. They changed the lyrics at every Logan dance to, “Lucy Navarro (García) baila la cumbia mamá.” I do the same thing at every parish dance or when that song is heard. All my kinds and I got 8, never you Aunt Lucy, but they always change the words to honor you. I love you Aunt Lucy.”

    I have never forgotten the story Aunt Lucy told about my cousin (no names to protect the innocent) while they lived in Springer. One day as she was laying down the law about homework, she told her child “WHERE” the pencil was going to “END UP” if someone didn’t get their work done, a voice from the open screen door yells out, “Lucy!”

    It was, the then, Father Robert Sanchez making a pastoral visit to the Navarro home. My unapologetic aunt yells back, “Come on in Father let’s have a cup of coffee”.

    Every time I visit a family and hear children behind the door, I remember my Aunt Lucy, and have made the same threat in occasion to my own offspring. I figure my Aunt Lucy’s kids turned pretty with it, why not?

    From cookies and care packages sent overseas and everywhere I was assigned, to opening her door at two or three in the morning for me and my children to sleep as we were passing through, I will remember you always. An ear to listen, arms to hug, and always something “sweet” to eat.

    “Aunt Lucy, I’ll never forget our date to the River Walk and the mariachis. I never knew anyone to love mariachis more than you. We sat there for hours.”

    She led a long and joyous life.

    Rest In Peace!

    Love Little “A”

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