Isabel Emily Garcia passed away December 23, 2020 to spend Christmas with her husband George and family. She had a lengthy illness which she fought bravely.
She was born to Manuel and Mary Ortega Medina on October 3, 1934. She was the eldest daughter of eight siblings.
She moved from Raton, New Mexico as a child and made Rawlins her home. This is where she met the love of her life George, they were married almost 70 years before George passed away June 23, 2018.
She worked as a certified nurses aid at Memorial Hospital, she was also Dr. Jeffreys’ personal CNA for many years.
She was a cancer survivor, Founder and advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness; arranging bake sales for cancer patients as well as many other charities to help out with expenses.
She was a scout den mother, and a foster grandmother at Pershing School.
After retiring she worked as a microfilm clerk at Memorial Hospital. She was also a devout religious Catholic patron, belonged to the De Colores and Carmelita Women’s Group.
Isabel will forever be remembered as a loving, caring mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother by her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Cathy Williamson, Loudean Callahan, Geneva (Albert) Baca, Norma Garcia, Ted (Alice) Garcia, Sr., Georganna (Paul) Muniz, Carolyn (Steve) LyDick, Joseph (Rochelle) Garcia, Judy Munoz, and Bernard (Amanda) Garcia.
She is also survived by her Grandchildren Joanne Pink, Yvette Wallin, Martha Maravilla Basso, Tony Maravilla, Gabe Lopez, Brendan Callahan, Ryan Callahan, Ben Fernandez, Jr., Chris Fernandez, Veronica Fernandez, Daniel Fernandez, Jason Trujillo, Manual Trujillo, Ted Garcia, Jr., Steven Garcia, Matt Garcia, Lydia Carmona, Elizabeth Lang, Josh Walters, Jim Linn, Jr., Melissa Lehmkul, Amanda Linn, Kimberly Stocks, Joseph Garcia, Jr., Victoria Garcia, Alex Garcia, Cody Garcia, Bridgette Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Carlito Garcia, Eric Boling, Jr., Krystal McClain, Aimee Anderson, Rachel Dickenson, Casey Boling, Westley Boling, Nazhoni Garcia, Aiden Garcia, Brianna Garcia, Eric Gustafson, EmilyAnn Garcia, and Lilly Garcia. She was also blessed with many Great-grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren, with four more on the way.
She is also survived by her siblings Tony (Frances) Ortega, John Ortega, and Beatrize Ortega cano as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and adopted children.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Garcia; her parents Manuel and Mary Ortega, her siblings Raymond Ortega, Richard Ortega, Jack Ortega, and baby sister Gloria Ortega. Children Benny George Garcia, Andy Garcia, Wilma (Garcia) Walters, as well as three grandsons; Wilfred Flores, Jr., Justin Boling, and Raul Carmona.
We would like to thank Nicole Jaramillo and her niece Libby Cureton for their loving and compassionate care of our Mom.