Mary S. Garcia

Mary S. Garcia, 77, died Nov. 18, 2020 at home in Garden City, KS. She was born May 30, 1943 in Dodge City, KS the daughter of Jesus and Candida (Santibanez) Sanchez. She met William "Bill" Garcia in 1961 and they married four years later on February 20, 1965 in Dodge City, KS. Hard working hands are laid to rest. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She worked as a Paraprofessional in the Dodge City and Garden City school districts for a total of 33 years. She touched countless students with her encouraging words. Other hobbies included collecting and trying new recipes and gardening. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and loving servant of the Lord. Her faith never waivered.


Survivors include her, husband, William M.Garcia of the home; children, Jeffrey Garcia of Olathe, KS, Derrick A Garcia and William Aaron Garcia of Wichita, and Brittani Varela of Garden City, KS; seven grandchildren; siblings, Rosie Arriaga and Fred Sanchez of Dodge City, KS, John Sanchez of Arkansas City, KS, Robert Sanchez and Teri Valencia of Wichita, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Candida Sanchez; and siblings, Al and Frances Sanchez.


A private service will be held due to Covid concerns. An online viewing of the service will be made available via the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page and St. Mary Church website. Public visitation will be Monday Nov. 23, 2020 from noon to 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, KS. The Family suggests memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church in Care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS.