Abel Zamarripa Garcia
December 24, 1961 – April 1, 2021
Abel Zamarripa Garcia, 59 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering with Father Mick McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. A rosary will be held on Tuesday at the church at 6:00 pm. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Gering Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Abel was born on December 24, 1961 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Jesus and Petra (Zamarripa) Garcia. He attended McKennely Elementary School and Gering High School. He was a carpenter. Abel enjoyed music, videos, food, helping people and was a care provider most of all. He liked to go walking, riding bike to the park and downtown. He would help with homeless projects as a volunteer. He enjoyed listing to music from the disco era, loved to watch National Geographic, Barr Grills Adventures, Andy Griffith Show and Life Below Zero. He is survived by his mother Petra Garcia; sister Connie (Frank) Chavez; brother Jesus Z Garcia, Jr.; brother Daniel (Delia) Garcia; sister Belen (Kent) Booker; brother Samuel Garcia and sister Anna Garcia and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Abel was preceded in death by his father Jesus M. (Tito) Garcia.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Abel Zamarripa Garcia
April 8, 2021
School days come to mind when I think of Abel. What a beautiful soul this kid has. Our class of 1980 has lost yet another kind heart. I bet they are all up in Heaven just having the best time. God Bless everyone of our classmates and especially today Abel Garcia. Much love from all of us to all of you. Until we meet again.🙏✝️
April 6, 2021
To the family of Abel,
My name is Donna (Acker) and I believe I went to school with Sammy. (McKinley Elementary, and Gering Jr. High--1976-80).
Able would have been an upper classman, but I remember Sammy always having the last laugh.:-)
Heaven is for real, and we will be reunited at Father Gods calling. Hold strong to the special memories you have of your brother as these are his amazing gifts to you.
Friends always in Jesus Christ,
Bruce and Donna (Acker) Bennett
April 3, 2021
My heart goes out to the entire Garcia family. Able was one of the most colorful people I have ever met and I doubt that I will ever meet anyone like him again.
I pray for your peace in his passing. His bond to family was so strong and his will to be at peace consumed him.
He was a friend to me in some of my darkest times and I will remember him forever.
Bless all of you and remember him in the light of God's love.