Bernice Esperanza Garcia ,87, passed away January 13, 2020. She was born March 10, 1932 in Walsenburg CO to the union of Elias and Elvira Martinez both precede her in death along with daughter Linda Montoya. Bernice received her degree from Southern Colorado State College. She worked in the nursing field. She was a detox counselor and a teacher for many years. Bernice is survived by her loving husband John "JR" Garcia; her children, Sam Montoya, Loren Montoya, Darla Incerto, and Jeff Montoya; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several other family members. Bernice was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, going for long rides with JR, and letting her daughters know who was the boss. She always had the last word. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Church Jan. 21, 2020. Cremation to follow and inurnment at St. Mary Cemetery North, Walsenburg
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