Marichel Fores Polhen

April 22, 1968 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 51)


Marichel F. Polhen-Garcia passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto on November 9th, 2019. She was 51. She was born April 22, 1968 to Reynaldo Polhen and Maxine Fores.

Known as “Mari” to many, she graduated from Watsonville High School and attended Cabrillo College where she received her AA in Science and her R.N. status by 2011. During that time, she married her best friend, Alejandro “Alex” Garcia in December 2000.  They shared many common interests like a love of music, books, theatre and traveling. Among her many talents like singing and playing the piano, Mari had the ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.

Marichel is survived by her husband; Alejandro “Alex” Garcia, parents; Reynaldo and Maxine (Fores) Polhen, two brothers; Rommel (Patti) Polhen, Patrick Polhen, and one sister; Krystle Polhen. She is also survived by numerous family members, including two godchildren, in-laws, and many friends.  Marichel will be missed greatly by her loving family and all who knew her.

Mehl’s Colonial Chapel has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. A memorial service was held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 721 Main Street, Watsonville, CA. 95076.

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