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Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary

3520 E Washington St, Colton, CA

OBITUARY

Shelby Ann Garcia

21 May , 196810 June , 2019
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Shelby Ann Garcia, a loving mother and dear friend, peacefully passed away on June 10th, 2019, amongst family and close friends. Born in Somerset Pennsylvania on May 21st, 1968, she was the daughter of Timothy Walker and Mary Stumpf. At a young age, she moved to California with her mom, where she would begin to plant her roots and develop into a strong, independent woman. She graduated from Loma Linda Academy in 1986 and worked mainly in administration throughout the years, culminating to her most recent position, Admin Assistant III at UCI Department of Neurological Surgery. However, those close to her would tell you that her favorite position/title ever was Mom. On February 28, 1991, she would marry her former husband and start a family of her own. She would go on to have 2 sons: Andrew Garcia and Michael Garcia Jr. Nothing would bring her more joy than spending time with her children and celebrating their successes. She was the true definition of mother and always ensured both her sons were loved and cared for.

As a devoted member of her AA program, Shelby showed the strength and will power to recover from her addiction while also helping countless other members along the way. Most would agree that she was a source of joy, compassion, and inspiration to all involved in the program. Even facing tragedy, she was able to remain composed and thrive in the face of adversity. She remained a beacon of light even in the darkest of times and the program will be forever impacted by her involvement. Shelby was treasured by many close friends. She was often described as a caring, free spirited, woman of strength, class, and integrity. She was priceless to those who were lucky enough to call her a friend. Some would even call Shelby their “favorite”, to which she would playfully reply “I better be.” Her laugh, smile, and sense of humor were contagious and she will be terribly missed by all who knew her. She will continue to watch over and help all of us, just as she did during her time on this earth.

Shelby is survived by the father of her children, Mike Garcia, her parents, Tim Walker and Mary Stumpf; siblings, Matt Stumpf, Greg Stumpf, and Shelly Ketron; son, Michael Garcia Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Her life celebration service will be held on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 10am. There will be an hour viewing prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary. A private burial ceremony will take place after the conclusion of the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael Ray Garcia, Spouse
  • Michael Ray Garcia Jr., Son
  • Tim Walker, Father
  • Mary Stumpf, Mother
  • Matt Stumpf, Brother
  • Greg Stumpf, Brother
  • Shelly Ketron, Sister

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 25 June , 2019

Memories

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Tami Waters

27 June 2019

You my friend will always be my favorite.
We shared so very much together. Thank You for trusting me and allowing me to share your journey through recovery. I loved the work you did.

Right now my heart is broken but we both know there is more joy to come.

I butterfly came to me today in my garden I know it was sent by you.

Love you always.

Tami

Thomasene Knox

25 June 2019

My Memory of Shelby was she always was so Happy and excited after every Football game. she had to come back to the office and tell us all about the game and she was so Proud of Mike and enjoyed every minute of it.
She was very proud of her other Son Andy also she would tell us of his adventures too.
I know she was a Very loving and very proud Mom
She will be missed!!!

Shuichi Suzuki

25 June 2019

Shelby, you brought smile, happiness and joy to all of us. You will be deeply missed by everyone. I will never forget you.
Shuichi

Meri Dailey

25 June 2019

I really miss you Shelb! Your infectious laugh and that mile long smile that brightened the room and warmed my heart. I know that when I felt down I would visit your desk just knowing that I would feel better when I left. Thank you for your support. Your kind words and shared tears during the loss of my nephew is just something you were known for. My family and I were deeply touched when you came to his service. You always seem to come to the rescue when we needed it most. Like when you showed up with Chica for my mom who lost her beloved dog. My mom loves that dog and we all can't thank you enough for bringing her into our lives. I will always cherish the memories of the train rides and car rides trying to find our way to work. Doing the mom things that we did for our kids. I learned about the strength of a soul and giving without hesitation from you. I have been truly blessed by you and I am grateful to God for our friendship.

Until We Meet Again.

With love,
Mer

Tom Lo

25 June 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Garcia family

Meri Dailey

25 June 2019

Dearest Michael,
Our hearts goes out to you, Michelle, and your family. We are deeply saddened at the loss of your mom. Your mom is a kind hearted and giving person that touched the lives of so many people she encountered- from patients to co-workers, from doctors to friends. There were no strangers to your mom, just another opportunity to share her warm heart with others. She was undoubtedly everyone's favorite and everyone wanted to be her favorite too. There was always room in her heart for everyone, even though you kids were in the center. We pray for peace and comfort for you, Michelle, and the family. Know that you are surrounded by love and we are just a phone call away. Now, there are two angels that will always be looking over us all.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Meri, Alan, Ashley
John and Vickie

Michael Garcia

24 June 2019

Michael Garcia

24 June 2019

Michael Garcia

24 June 2019

Michael Garcia Sr.

24 June 2019

Hi Shelby you were always the best friend I ever had and still are I admire your strength and courage I truly miss laughing hysterically with you about life and each other My love for you is never ending so at this point you take care of Andrew and I will take care of Michael and someday we will be together again with all the people that we care about and care about us

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