Michael Anthony Garcia, 34, passed away on Jan. 4, 2022, at the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Michael was born on Jan. 22, 1987, in Safford, Arizona to the late Pablo and Mary Alice Garcia. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia raised their family locally. Michael attended Solomon Elementary, in Solomon, Arizona, and Safford High School, in Safford, Arizona, where he was a member of the graduating class of 2006.
Michael was a dedicated and hard worker. He worked in various positions for Freeport -McMoRan. During his career with Freeport, he worked in leaching, the boiler shop, and in the heavy-duty truck shop. At the time of his passing, Michael was a Basha’s employee in Morenci, Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Mary Alice, and his brother, Pablo Garcia Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Fernando and Anita Aranda, and paternal grandparents, Gerardo and Sofia Garcia.
He is survived by his brothers, Steven, and DJ Garcia.
The family would like to thank the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center ICU staff for the care they gave Michael and to McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel for their care.
Micheal will be greatly missed by his brothers, family, and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St. in Safford, Arizona, 85546, 928-428-1740, www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.