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Barbara Elizabeth Garcia

December 9, 1939 - September 3, 2015

Barbara Elizabeth Maier Garcia, 75, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living following a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. A native of New York, Barbara lived in Charleston, SC before moving to Henderson County eight years ago. She was a daughter of the late Marcel Charles and Hazel Mae Thompson Maier, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Aimee Garcia in 1988 and a sister, Arlene Morningstar in 2015. She was a graduate of Onteora High School, TTC and Roper Nursing. Barbara worked as a nurse at various hospitals in Highlands and Charleston, SC, retiring in 2010. Prior to her nursing career, Barbara held many unique jobs. She was a Boiler Maker for the Charleston Naval Shipyard, campaign facilitator for congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr. and even worked on semi-conductors for Apollo 11. She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, MGSgt William Eugene Garcia, USMC Retired of Maui, HI; children, Debi Garcia Smith and her husband James of Edneyville, David Garcia of Charleston, SC, Emile Anuhea Dugan and her husband George Bradley Dugan of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Josselyn E. O’Brien and her fiancé Chris Hinds, Teddy E. O’Brien and his wife Amber; great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Tytus, and Thorin O’Brien; sisters, Patricia Conway, Jean Nelson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 am Monday, September 7, 2015 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.
Please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com to sign an online guest book.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

56 Mt. Gilead Church Road
Mills River, NC 28759


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

56 Mt. Gilead Church Road
Mills River, NC 28759


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.


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