November 26, 1942 - December 10, 2021
Mary Stella Garcia, 79 years old, entered into the full presence of the Lord on the night of December 10, 2021 She left us peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Stella was born to Felix and Carolina Derrera on November 26, 1942, in Trinidad, Colorado. When Stella was 17 years old, she met the love of her life, Victor, at a dance at the American Legion. He had just completed service inthe Navy, and it was love at first sight. They were married on May 20,1961, and soon started a family welcoming four children. Stella maintained a busy life outside of the home. She held an administrative position in an office and worked at Di Tirro’s Greenhouse. She later went on to start her own business making wedding cakes and designing floral arrangements. She loved yard work and enjoyed being outdoors. Stella was a devout Christian, strongly dedicated to her church, family, and community. She enjoyed conversations about the Lord and listening to pastors on the radio. Her home was always open to family and friends. It was made clear to those who knew her, that if you were near her home, you’d better stop by for a visit. She was extremely personable and loved people, and you did not leave her house hungry. She would make sure you were fed, and she always had a fresh batch of homemade tortillas. Her home was always filled with family and friends, from the casual barbecue get-togethers to holiday celebrations. She took great pride in ornately decorating her Christmas tree each year with beautifully handmade bows and decorated ribbon. Stella is reunited in Heaven with her parents, Felix and Carolina Derrera, her grandson Paul Jr., and siblings Johnny, Gene, Priscilla, Emma, and Esther. Stella is survived by her husband of 60 years, Victor Garcia Sr., along with their children and their spouses, Victor Jr. & Angela Garcia, David & Theresa Garcia, Paul & Roberta Garcia, and Renee & Frank Duran. She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and surviving siblings Tina, Tommy, Berta, Anthony, Louise, Vicki, and Debbie, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 10:30 AM at Radiance Church at 8301 Rosemary Street, Commerce City, CO 80022. There will be a reception to follow immediately after the service.
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