Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Frances Gurule Garcia

Frances Gurule Garcia, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born in Flagstaff, AZ and spent her life in Prescott AZ, Barstow CA,  Clovis & Albuquerque, NM.  She was married to her beloved, Severo Garcia from Willard, NM for 64 years.  Severo preceded her in death on December 18, 2015.   They were members of St. Bernadette Catholic Church since 1973, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Domingo Baca and Bear Canyon Senior Centers.  Her hobbies included painting, arts and crafts, cooking and spending time with her friends and family. 

She raised 8 children; Michael (Jeanette) Garcia of Barstow California, Jeremiah (Joan) Garcia of Silver City NM , Rick (Judy) Garcia of Albq. NM, Theresa Garcia of Washington , David Garcia (Renee) of Albuq, NM, Christine Baccari of Sacramento CA, Andy (Mary) Garcia of Los Lunas, NM, and Annette (Paul) Glenn of Sevierville, TN. They were blessed with 19 grandchildren; Shawn Garcia Strauss (David Garcia Strauss), Nathanael Garcia, Jeremy Garcia, Joshua (Maite) Garcia, Monica Garcia (Lucas O’Laughlin), Rick Jr. Garcia, Andrea Garcia, Danielle Garcia, Dominic Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Patrick Baccari, Briana Baccari, Nicole Mendez, Natalie (Christopher) Belt, Sarah Mendez, Rachel (Joshua) Martinez, Geralyn Hoffman, Loreal Glenn and Zach Glenn, in addition to 19 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Sally Arline, brothers and sister in-laws and the families of Amalia Bruce, Ramona Baca, Amy Carabajal, Frances Gomez, Eva Garcia, Olivia Enriquez, Viola Rodriguez and George Garcia and Johnny Garcia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Gurule and Vera Lobato Gurule Golden, and her brothers, Edward and Paul Gurule; James, Raymond and Larry Leyva and her sister, Rita Duran; her father and mother in-law, Flavio and Clorinda Garcia, and brothers-in-law, Bennie Garcia, Eloy Garcia, and Tony Garcia.

She will always be remembered for her beautiful art work, big heart, and sense of family.  She always welcomed all the neighborhood kids, and especially the children of single parents.

Her grandsons Shawn Garcia Strauss, Nathanael Garcia, Jeremy Garcia, Joshua Garcia, Richard Garcia, Dominic Garcia, and Zachary Glenn will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are:  Paul and Donn Gurule, Lucas O’Laughlin, Joshua Martinez, David Garcia Strauss, Patrick Baccari, Ashton Tarry, Devin Christian; Paul, Michael and Matthew Avila.

Services will be held at:

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

 11509 Indian School Rd. NE

 Albuquerque, NM 87112

Viewing: 8:00 am

Rosary:  8:30 am

Funeral Mass:  9:00 am

Internment immediately following at Sunset Memorial Cemetery

Lunch and reception at:

St. Bernadette’s Parish Hall at 12:00 p.m.


The Garcia family asks that those who are able to bring a covered dish for the lunch reception.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663




Dale And Susan Burge October 31, 2017

Friend to Jerry Alamogordo , New Mexico

May the Lord provide strength to family and friends during this difficult time!

Cindi and iraj asgharzadeh November 01, 2017

Niece and husband San diego ca 92128 , California

Iraj and i are really sad about aunt France's passing. What a light she was to the world. So much energy and fun. So independent and sassy. Dont know if we will be able to make the services but we both are praying for you all as you lay your mom to rest. God bless you all and remember that we love you.

Steve & Margaret Duran November 04, 2017

Nephew Barstrow , California

Aunt Frances may pass from this earth gone but not from our hearts and minds. Thinking of the Garcia Family at your time of sorrow and extending our deepest sympathy. Steve, Margaret, Stephen, Jaime(Acosta) and Eric Duran Family

Pat & Terri Riley, Alexandria Lock November 05, 2017

Friends Los Lunas , New Mexico

AndyMary (as Alex would say), Was sooo sorry to hear about your in Andy. Prayers & our Condolences be with all of your family.πŸ‘ΌπŸ™

Maria A November 10, 2017

Dallas , Texas

What a wonderful long life your loved had however this does not diminish the sting of death.I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. May you find some comfort in this thought found in Psalm 34:18 that says in part "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit."

M.W. December 16, 2017

Dear Garcia Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)