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Daniel Orlando Garcia

September 10, 1940 July 2, 2017
Daniel Orlando Garcia
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Daniel O. Garcia of Manzanola, Colorado, entered into rest, July 2, 2017 in La Junta, Colorado.
He was born September 9, 1940, in Bertrand, Nebraska, to Myrtle and Orlando Garcia, he was 76 years of age.
Daniel married Louise Meadows on December 17, 1964 in Canon City, Colorado
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Louise Catherine Garcia; by his daughters Cathy (Bill) Dalton of Colorado Springs, CO. and Mary (Cassie) Garcia of Rocky Ford, CO. Also mourning the loss are his grandchildren Juli (Mikeal) McDaniel and DJ Bogart; great granddaughter Kaylee LaRaye. Sisters; Mari (Dave) Hogland and Peggy (Ron) Dapo of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orlando Albert and Myrtle Catherine Garcia, brother Tom Garcia and sister Betty Smith. Also preceding him are his children Joseph Edward Garcia and Elizabeth Ann Garcia.
Dan joined the United States Marine Corp in 1958 until 1962, he then did 2 years in the reserves. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. Dan was very proud to be a Marine as evidenced by the Marine Corp gear that decorated his home. He would say “Once a Marine, always a Marine”.
He loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Many weekends and family vacations were spent going camping. It was important to Dan that “us girls” knew how to handle a gun and how to work on our own vehicles. We learned to do it all.
Dan also loved to tinker. It didn’t matter what it was he would tinker with it. He especially loved anything with an engine, no matter how big or how small. If it was broke; he would fix it. You could bet if he saw it at a yard sale, he would buy it and try to fix it.
Dan will greatly missed by his family and friends.
Dan did not want a service; he would say there is no sense blubbering over this. He said if you couldn’t talk to him then, you don’t need to talk to him now.
A family memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
Online Condolences and shared memories can be made at johnsonromero.com

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