Tommy I. Garcia (Lawson)

Born: Thu., Aug. 29, 1935
Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2019


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: United Center


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Tommy I. Garcia, 83 of Lawson, Colorado since 1971, passed away at his home on Friday, March 29, 2019.  He was born on August 29, 1935 in Saguache, Colorado to Victor Garcia and Tomi Martinez.  On October 27, 1956, Tommy and his childhood sweetheart, Emma Francisco eloped to Taos, New Mexico.
Tommy grew up working the ranches in the San Luis Valley until he moved his family to Clear Creek County and started work at the Henderson Mine.  After retiring from the Henderson Mine, he went to work for the United States Forest Service, which was his dream job.  He found that his love for the forests were never ending.  In his time off, Tommy loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains of Clear Creek County.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Emma; his three children, son Tommy, Jr. “Lonnie” Garcia and his wife Lisa of Empire, Colorado; daughter Priscilla Ludwig and her husband Jeffery of Clifton, Colorado and son Richard “Dude” Garcia and his wife Donna of Arvada, Colorado; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; his loving brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the United Center, 1440 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, Colorado.  A reception will follow the service at the Idaho Springs Elk’s Lodge.  Inurnment will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the family cemetery in Saguache, Colorado with a reception to follow at the Saguache Community Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Evans Hospice, or to the United States Forest Service (USFS) Plant a Tree Program in Tommy’s name.  

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Richard and Joyce Baker
   Posted Sat April 06, 2019
We send our deepest condolences and love to Emma, Lonnie , Pricilla and my Brother Dude. You Dad was a very kind and good hearted loving man who excepted me into your family. He will be cherished and missed by all. We love you guys.
Love Richard and Joyce Baker

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