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George Garcia

February 22, 1935 December 15, 2019
George Garcia
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George Garcia, 84 passed away on December 15, 2019 in Victoria, TX. He was born February 22, 1935 in Victoria, TX to the late Joaquin and Florinda Garcia. He is survived by his wife Leonor (Nora) Villarreal Garcia of Victoria. Daughters Lena Mestaz (Chante), Jeannie Scott of Pocatello, ID. Angie Stone (Perry) of Taylorsville, UT. Mercedes Garcia (Adrian) of Victoria, TX. Son George Garcia Jr. of Victoria, stepson Jimmy Contreras of NJ. Sister Manuela Meta (Ramon) of Houston, TX. 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Corina Aguirre, two brothers and a grandson.

George came to Idaho with his former wife Bennie in 1955 where they had four daughters. He soon began working for the Union Pacific Railroad as a laborer. Even though he had limited education, with hard work and the help of his son-in-law David, he excelled in reading and math allowing him to work his way up to Section Foreman. His son-in-law Chante worked with George and has many fond memories. George took a medical retirement after 35 years with the Railroad.

George was an accomplished musician and filled his home with music and love. He played the guitar and sang. So many of his friends would come over and fill the basement with singing and playing. George also loved hunting, fishing and taking vacations to see the country. He often packed the family in the car for a Sunday drive, never knowing quite where they would end up.

George and Bennie divorced in 1984 and he began his next chapter in 1986 when he married Nora Villarreal and had two more children, George Jr and Mercedes. At the time of his passing, they had been married for 33 years. They lived in Pocatello for a time and then in the late 90’s moved back to Victoria, TX where he spent his remaining years. He loved spending time in his home that he built and his farm with his many animals following him around.

George was buried in Victoria, TX on December 27, 2019. A celebration of life will be held in Pocatello, ID February 22, 2020, which would have been his 85th birthday. Celebration will be located at Praise Temple of God Church 653 N. 11th Pocatello ID February 22, 2020 at noon. Services to be officiated by Pastor Jacqualine Thomas. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Share memories, photographs and condolences on George's tribute wall.


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653 North 11th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

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653 North 11th Ave Pocatello 83201 Idaho
United States
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