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Roberto Garcia

Roberto Guadalupe Garcia moved on to the spirit world on June 8, 2013.

He was born in Algodones, New Mexico to his mother, Felipita Gallegos Garcia,

and his father, Jose Manuel Garcia.

Roberto was a brave, strong and peaceful warrior who walked the good, red road.

He dedicated his life to his family, friends, community, and to the protection and

defense of Mother Earth. He cared deeply for all humanity and worked tirelessly in

the struggle for dignity, justice, human rights, and the recognition of American Indian

land, life, culture, religion and right to self-governance and self-determination.

Roberto dreamed a world where all beings live in harmony and balance with

Mother Earth and shared this dream with everyone he came in contact with. He was

a truly visionary leader who fearlessly and non-violently confronted the powers that

be with courage, integrity, honesty and truth. He stood up for the poor and oppressed

and was never afraid to speak the truth in any circumstance. He truly lived by his

words and in accordance with his beliefs.

Roberto was a gifted teacher and one of his greatest joys was to instruct the youth

which he did with fervor, enthusiasm and dedication. His teachings spanned the

trajectory from how to tie a simple knot to the discussion and analysis of the most

deeply and profound philosophical concepts and questions confronting humanity

today.

We will always remember Roberto’s humor and love of a good laugh not to mention

the incredible wealth of jokes he knew and continued to tell up until his final days.

He never failed to be there for his friends and family no matter what his personal

sacrifice or discomfort was. Finally, we will never forget the sparkle in his eyes and

the boundless love he reaped on us all, family and friends alike.

We will miss you Roberto and are deeply grateful for the sacrifices you made in

order to make the world a better place for us all and for future generations.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Baylis Garcia (married August 13, 1974 inTaos,

New Mexico); his three children Lino, Ramon (and wife, Marion), Eliza (and husband

Joao Marcio); brother, Phillip Garcia and his wife Anita; brother-in-law Edward

Romero and his four grandchildren Marquis, Makayla, Aiyana, and Naia.

Memorial Celebration: June 29, 2013 St. Joseph’s Cultural Center,

Grass Valley, CA at 3:00-9:00pm

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Roberto’s Archive

Paypal-syubarj@juno.com


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