Verna Garcia

May 9th, 1937 - April 12th, 2024

Biography


Verna Garcia 86, Tribal member of Zuni Pueblo and a resident of Ohkay Owingeh, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday April 12, 2024. Verna was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Frances Nastacio; Husband of 52 years Andrew Garcia Sr; Son’s Faron and Daron; grandchildren, Linda, Monique, Darron Joe, Nadine, and Jared; Brother’s Joe, Augustine, Benny, and Galbert; Sister’s Andrea, Carmelita (David), Ivora; Son-in-law Paul; In-laws David and Epifania Garcia; Martha and Joseph, Rose and Eloy, Timothy and Freddie.


Verna retired from the Santa Fe Indian school as an SLA after 33 years. She was known to many dormitory students as momma Verna and grandma from various tribes. Verna loved to travel with her husband’s dance group the Tewa dancers from the north and she was the seamstress who made the attire for the dancers. Verna loved to go to the casino, and she loved to spend time with her family and friends.


Verna is survived by her children, Aldric, Ants, Mike (Lori), ReyAnn (Woods), Tara, Dorea (George); grandchildren, Butterfly, Curt (Ruby), Darron(Tatiyana), Kayla (Ryan), Jahneah, Marisa, Melanie (Manuel), Asia, Jackie, Amber, Mike, and Arlo; great-grandchildren, Elmirah, Isaiah, Joaquin, Danielle, Jireh, Javen, Ian, Lajon, Brennan, Aliyah, DeeAnna, Aiyana, Zaylani, Yariah, Jasper, Avry, Jeremiah, and Malaya; 2 great-great grand-children; sister-in-law, Frances Namingha (Dan); and numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly. Verna’s special pet Peaches was the love of her life. A rosary will be recited on Sunday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. at her residence at 119 Drum Place in Ohkay Owingeh. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 15th at 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with a burial to follow at the Ohkay Owingeh Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Butterfly, Curt, Darron, Arlo, Ryan, Jace, Tyrell, Bryce, Isaiah, Ira, and the Pueblo of Pojoaque War officers.   

Read More 

Family

About

Name Verna Garcia
Date of Birth May 9th, 1937
Date of Death April 12th, 2024
Cemetery

Memorial

Cemetery
Funeral Home Rivera Family Funeral Home - Española
Address 305 Calle Salazar
Española NM 87532
United States

Error

photo
Characters: 6000

Sign in to Keeper:

photo
Characters: 6000

Send as Guest:

Tributes



Flag Post

published a comment .

Read More 

Flag Post
J

Judy Salazar published a tribute .

ReyAnn, my condolences to you and all your family. I just realized who Verna was and more importantly, your dear mother. I knew your mom and Andy through my compadres, Ramon and Emily Montoya, but I guess I never made the connection with you until I saw Butterflies name. God bless you ReyAnn and may He comfort you with peace and beautiful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy Salazar, Hendis sister

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000

Mementos

This Family has Entrusted their Care to:

Rivera Family Funeral Home - Española

Keepers

Send a Tribute