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Dorothy Antonia Garcia

Dorothy Antonia Garcia

Dorothy Antonia Martinez Garcia, 60, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Meridian Idaho after a courageous battle against cancer.

Dorothy was born January 20, 1957 in Dragerton, Utah, to Josephine Perez and Manual Martinez. The family later moved to South Ogden, Utah, where she was raised. She married Randy Garcia and moved to Idaho. She lived in Kuna, Idaho for 13 years. Dorothy was a homemaker who loved crafting, word puzzles and was happiest when singing in the choir at her LDS Ward in Kuna.

She is survived by her husband Randy; stepson Steven; mother Josephine Perez of Ogden, Utah; step-mother, Gayle Martinez, Roy, Utah; brother Jerry Martinez, Ogden, Utah; one half-brother Sam (Monique) Martinez, Roy, Utah;  two sisters, Marie (Bob) Watson, Ogden, Utah;  Irene (Dave) Sweatland, Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father Manual Martinez and sister-in-law, Pauline Martinez.

As a family, we thank all the caregivers, doctors and friends who have supported Dorothy throughout her life and especially the ICU nurses at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho.

Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on May 18, 2017 at the LDS Kuna 6th Ward, 3305 W. Kuna Road, Kuna, Idaho 83634.

A graveside burial will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401, May  20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

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  • John and Polly Madrid Posted May 10, 2017 4:34 am

    Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing, our condolences to all the family. Although we haven’t seen her in many years, she still remains one of John’s favorite people.

  • Mitchell Watson Posted May 11, 2017 4:18 pm

    To one of the sweetest, most caring, and genuine people I’ve ever known. She used to take care of me as a child and set only a stellar example of how to love, grow and live life. My auntie Dorothy I know your in heaven looking down on us all I truly will alway have a place in my heart for you and planted by you. Till we meet again 😉 love you

  • Margie Torres Posted May 11, 2017 8:24 pm

    Raised on the wings of the wind and placed at the feet of the LORD. I will always remember Dorothy as one of the most loving persons I have ever known. She never complained even in her final hours. She only knew how to love unconditionally. You will be missed Sweet Dorothy…

  • Christy Faw Posted May 12, 2017 2:38 am

    To my aunt Dorothy, I wish we could have spent more time together. It’s hard living so far away from family, but I do have many fun memories of the past that you will forever be a part of. I know you’ll be in heaven looking down on us all until the day we are together again. ❤

  • Christina Manzanares Herrera Posted May 14, 2017 1:59 am

    Dorothy was one of the most positive influential person in my childhood. I absolutely loved staying with them in the summers, I have so many fond memories of the time we spent together like riding the bus every day to the YMCA to swim and then to McDonald’s. I absolutely loved her sweet, humble, funny, cute and sassy attitude. She was such a good influence. I love you sweet cousin RIP I know God has a very special plan for you. I hope and pray to see you again. I know you are singing in the angels chior.

  • Erbie Padilla Godwin Posted May 16, 2017 2:51 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of cousin Dorothy’s passing. I remember our happy times with her when we were children and spent time with each other. My prayers to the family during this sorrowful time.

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