August 25, 1935 ~ October 27, 2009
Ben E. Rich 'Doc' Garcia, Jr., 74, passed away Oct. 27, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his mother, Irene Garcia of Pueblo; siblings, Bonnie Garcia of Pueblo and Calvin (Janis) Beck of Pueblo; niece, Mindy (Samuel) Chapman of Pueblo and nephew, Trevor (Alison) Beck of College Park, Md. Preceded in death by his father, Ben E. Rich Garcia; and niece, Janna Beck. Doc was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Rock Hill, S.C. He served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 1959 to Dec. 1964, during the invasion of the Bay of Pigs. Doc retired as a meat inspector for the State of Colorado. There will be no viewing. A private burial will be held.