Andres Garcia Martinez passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Dominican Hospital on November 11, 2019. He was 73.
Mr. Garcia was born to Jose Garcia and Mercedes Martinez in San Pedro Tesistan, Jalisco, Mexico. He settled down in this community to raise his large family. He was a hard worker who loved to work outdoors in the strawberry fields and was a good provider. He liked to visit his hometown: San Pedro Tesistan yearly to visit his brother Jose at Rancho Victorville and they enjoyed going to the palenques to watch cockfighting, which was his favorite hobby. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife Maria Eliazar Torres of 52 years of marriage; five sons, Juan Carlos, Arnulfo, Andres, Luis, and Gustavo Garcia; six daughters, Cuca, Lilia, Virginia, Mercedes, Rosa Elia, and Bianca Garcia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on November 21st Thursday from 5 to 9pm with the rosary recited at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Valley Catholic Church on Friday the 22nd at 10am with burial followed at Valley Public Cemetery.
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