Francisco Manuel 'Chicote' Garcia, 72, passed away Feb. 10, 2012. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary M. Garcia; children, Frances A. (Welles) Tonjes of Jefferson, Colo., Mark A. (LeAnne) Garcia of Aurora, Renee A. (Leon) Garcia of Pueblo and Lawrence P. (Malaika) Garcia of Pueblo; siblings, Joe Garcia, Mary Sena, JoAnn Garcia, Loretta Martinez and Gerturde Espinoza; grandchildren, Tiffany, Carolyn, Shannon, Gerad, Myacolby, Kylie, Trysten, Valencia, Marley and Rachel; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Donovan. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Celia Garcia; and sisters, Tomasita Balles, Dorothy Balles and Elizabeth Chavez. Chicote was born Aug. 15, 1939, in Las Vegas, N.M. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years and later worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed leatherwork. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Pueblo Charros Association. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., with the Rev. Father Gleeson as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences,

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  1. To Mary and all the Garcia Family. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. We pray for your sorrow to be lifted by the loving memories you cherish. We also pray for Frank’s passage to a new and better life where he will experience everlasting peace and happiness…..Mr & Mrs Fred Gallegos and family. Feb 12th, 2012-Pueblo, Colorado.

  2. We wish the Garcia family every blessing is this sorrowful time. We enjoyed every hour spent with him in the short time we knew him and his family. We know the Angels have flown him to God. God bless Mary, their children, and grandchildren.
    Wes and Julie Brewer

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