A Celebration of Life for Alfred Garcia Jr. will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Kiwanis Park, 303 W. Flying Circle, Gillette with Pastor Dan Knust officiating. A luncheon will follow at noon at the National 9 Inn in Gillette. Mr. Garcia, age 69, passed away on June 17, 2023 at his home from heart complications.
Alfred, known to his family and friends as Al, was born February 27, 1954, in Hanna, Wyoming to Alfred Garcia Sr. and Marcella (Sanchez) Garcia. He was raised and educated in Hanna, graduating from High School there in 1973.
Upon his graduation he began working at the area coal mines then different jobs throughout the United States, eventually bringing him to Gillette in 1999. Al worked for the National 9 Inn at the time of his death, where he has been employed the last 10 plus years.
He loved fishing with family and friends, particularly at Seminole and Pathfinder reservoirs. Al also enjoyed fall hunting camp above Kaycee, Wyoming.
Al will be remembered as strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humor.
Al will be missed by his 12 siblings: Helen (Jerry) Blare of Gillette, Ted (Nancy) Garcia of Winnemucca, Nevada, Rick (Kathy) Garcia of Maricopa, Arizona, John (Carol) Garcia of Sheridan, Wyoming, David (Tammy) Garcia of Henderson, Nevada, Eddie (Brandi) Garcia of Spokane, Washington, Teresa (Kevin) Kulow of Palmer Lake, Colo., Blanca Garcia, Chris Garcia both of Loveland, Colo., Raul (Norma) Garcia of Murrieta, Calif., Cecilia (Chuck) Sheppard of Johnstown, Colo., Carlos (Monica) Garcia of Kiowa, Colo.; step-mother, Elva Garcia of Loveland; daughter, Christina Tucker of Winnemucca, Nevada and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials and condolences can be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences can also be shared online at www.GilletteMemorialChapel.com.