Tony S. Garcia, 76, passed away from complications due to ALS on Saturday, April 22, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 25, 1946 to Brigido and Martha Garcia. He grew up in Layton and was a 1965 graduate of Clearfield High School.
Tony was a proud Army veteran and served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired from Hill Air Force Base after 40 years of dedicated service.
His first marriage blessed him with two daughters, Melanie and Monica. He married Nancy Martinez and together they were married for 39 years, just one month shy of their 40th anniversary. They were blessed with two children, Brian and Brooke.
Tony was a wonderful example of kindness, love, and strength. He absolutely adored his wife and children and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. He was a soft-spoken gentleman with a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. His life was well-lived and will be an inspiration for all who knew him.
Tony loved hunting, fishing, hiking, watching boxing, his 1973 white Ford Highboy, and in recent years had a new found love for pickleball. He traveled the world extensively with his wife and family. He especially loved beautiful Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets.
Tony is survived by his spouse, Nancy; his children, Melanie (Shane) Foerster, Monica (Travis) Osborn, Brian Garcia, and Brooke Garcia; his siblings, Susie (Fred) Aragon, Richard (Joyce) Garcia, MaryJane (Alan) Dover; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two grand furbabies, Keiks and Koko.
Tony was welcomed into heaven by his parents; brothers, Joe, Manuel, Benjamin, John, Benji, and Billy; sisters, Ruth Carasco, Susana Lucero, and Mary Cabrera; loving in-laws, John and Tobe Martinez; and brothers-in-law, Ron Martinez and Michael Rasmussen.
The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, family, and medical professionals who offered prayers, support, loving care, and services during these difficult times. Heartfelt thanks to Jadee H. and Jaymie A. from A-Plus Healthcare for their compassionate care. Also to the US Department of Veteran Affairs for all the help and support they provided our family during Tony’s two-year struggle with ALS.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven, Utah. Fr A vigil with Rosary will be held from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Friends may visit with family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. May 1, 2023 at the Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.
Interment with Military Honors will be held at the Syracuse Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Vet (DAV) or the ALS Association.