Consuelo “Connie” Garcia entered heaven’s gates on September 13, 2019 in Safford, AZ. She was born in Solomonville, AZ on March 28, 1939 to parents Raul B. Herrera & Rosaura Molina Herrera.
Connie was the most loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, great-great-great grandmother and the best homemaker and a remarkable cook. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially during the holidays. Connie lived in Old Morenci and attended Morenci Schools. She then met the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Arthur “Tudy” Garcia. They were married, raised a family and lived happily ever after until her diagnosis with Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s plus.
Connie’s two daughters, Sally Cervantez and Deborah “Debbie” Brinkley, cared for their mother for five years with the assistance of her grandson Willis Brinkley and the mother of his child, Rhea Tucker. Once bedridden, Connie required a higher level of care and Haven of Safford provided that care for a year and seven months. The family gives them and everyone else who cared for Connie their greatest and warmest gratitude.
She is survived by her two daughters Sally (Robert) Cervantez and Deborah “Debbie” (Steve) Brinkley. She is also survived by her brother Raul (Victoria) Herrera and her sister Yolanda (Jimmy) Martinez, three grandchildren; Sonia Ochoa, Willis Brinkley and Robert Cervantez, two great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
Connie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Arthur “Tudy” Garcia and by their son Damion Arthur Garcia, along with her parents Raul Herrera & Rosaura Herrera, her brother Sixto and her sister Enriqueta.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Holy Cross Church in Morenci starting with a viewing at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Recitation of the Rosary at 12:00 and the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A meal will be provided after the burial by the Rosary and Altar Society for family and friends. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.