Tomas C. Garcia was born in San Rafael, N.M. February 23, 1932. He peacefully passed
away on January 20, 2023, at his home surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was
90 years old.
Tomas lived a full productive life. He was a man that was constantly busy and wore
many hats. Not only was he a great husband, beloved father, grandfather, and great
grandfather. He was a miner, owner of Palomas Bar and lifelong member of La Morada for 60
years in San Rafael, NM. He was a man of great integrity, wisdom and knowledge always
looking out for his family and friends. He spent the majority of his life riding his horse “Tank”.
He loved his ranch life and tending to his cows and spending time with family and making sure
they were taken care of. Tomas was a very generous person always helping anyone in need. He
loved to read and watch rodeos on TV.
He is survived by his son: Felix Garcia and wife Patsy Garcia; son Augustin (Tino) Garcia
and partner Teri Saavedra; son Ruben Garcia and wife Theresa Garcia; son Tony Garcia;
daughter: Cindy Archuleta and husband Chris Archuleta; daughter Sally Saavedra and husband
David Saavedra; daughter Ruby Garcia and husband Teddy Atencio; son: Eric Garcia and wife
Melissa Gallegos, all residing in San Rafael, N.M.
Tomas is preceded in death by wife Nicholas V. Garcia; his son Ruben Garcia;
granddaughter Stephanie Archuleta; grandson Lucas Garcia; grandson Dustin Jaramillo. Tomas
is preceded in death by both his parents and siblings. His parents: Augustine and Modesta
Garcia. His siblings: Ray Garcia, Beautrice Tafoya, Araella Seguritan.
Pallbearers are Erick Garcia, Markos Garcia, Augustine Molina, Austin Garcia, Josh
Chavez, Jose Chavez, Daniel Kerzel and Joesph Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers are David Saavedra
Jr., Matthew Saavedra, Dante Garcia, Nate Porter, Dominic Archuleta, Jesse Molina, Nathan
Torrez, Lucas Garcia, Dustin Jaramillo and Michael Angelo Martinez.