Betty Esther Garcia
July 28, 1936 ~ March 24, 2022
Betty Esther Garcia was a caring wife, mother, grandmother (abuela), sister, and friend. She left this world on March 24, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.
She was born to Natividad and Guadalupe (Parra) Calderon on July 28, 1936 in Walsenburg, Colorado. After graduating from high school, Betty relocated to Ogden, Utah where she met the love of her life, Alfonso Robert Garcia, who was also from Colorado. They were married on September 21,1955 and made Ogden their home. Together, they had four children: Yolanda, Robert, Susan, and Rita.
Betty retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 25 years of dedicated service where she had worked as a clerk. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She volunteered at the Ogden Animal Shelter walking dogs and giving them some much needed love.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, three sisters, and two step grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Yolanda (David) Riojas of Corpus Christi, Texas, Robert Garcia, Susan (Harvey) Blamey, and Rita (Danny) Aguilar, all living in the Ogden area. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melissa Riojas, Nicole Riojas, Tyler Garcia, Jeremy Bierwolf, Jenny Crawford, Danny Aguilar Jr., Matthew Aguilar, and Rome Aguilar; step grandchildren, Vincent Kovalenko, Kathleen Kovalenko, Jaiden Blamey, and Chantelle Rodriguez; seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Betty is also survived by her sister, Ramona Longhouse, of Pueblo, Colorado.
The simplest of pleasures in life brought great joy to Betty. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, watching a good movie or play, visiting local farmer’s markets and craft fairs, gardening, crocheting, and most of all, taking long walks with her beloved dog, Holly.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
The family encourages charitable donations to the ASPCA, Humane Society of Northern Utah, or to other local animal shelters in honor of Betty’s love of animals.
We will miss you Wella, but we will never forget you, and all that you have done for your family. Your suffering is over. Rest easy in the Lord’s embrace.