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A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Michael Eugene Garcia

May 16, 1947October 10, 2019

Michael Eugene Garcia passed away October 10, 2019 peacefully, surrounded by his family. Michael was proceeded in death by his Father Conce, Mother Barbara and Brother Ruben. Michael was born in a pioneering cattle family (mid 1800’a) in St. Johns Arizona on May 16, 1947. Not only was Michael in the cattle business-Garcia Land & Cattle Company, but was also an accomplished Barber owning Main Design along with Frank Duran his cousin, and friend Jeff Kent. His cliental included some of the “who’s who” in the Phoenix area. Michael was an accomplished cowboy who was terrific on a horse. He was the only brother that could break horses without being injured, unlike his brothers. Michael’s easy nature and great personality endeared him to his many, many friends and acquaintances. To those who met him knew they had a friend for life with his generous spirit, love for life and reverence to God. Many looked up to Michael as a source for their own comfort and healing. He will always be remembered and missed dearly by everyone, we love you Michael. Michael leaves his partner for 30 years Diane Healy, Daughters Debbie (J) and Heather, Brothers Tony and Chuck, Sisters Connie and Barbara, beloved Grandsons Gage, Ethan Bernard and Granddaughter Julia. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley. Services will be held on October 25, 2019 at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Phoenix at 10am following a Celebration of Life at Aunt Chiladas on 16th Street and Northern.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, October 25, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Friday, October 25, 2019

Memories

Michael Eugene Garcia

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Jimmy Norvell

October 29, 2019

Rest in peace Michael, it was always nice to talk to you when I came in for a hair cut.

Jim Norvell

Joanne Tillson

October 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Diane, her family, Michael’s family, especially Charles and Barbara.
I met Michael my sophomore year in high school. He was one of my brother David’s friends. My fondest memory was when the Bourgade baseball team played St. John’s out by Laveen. In order to empress Michael, I invited the whole team to Del Monte Grocery, my parents store, to eat after the game. My Mom fed them, my Dad gave them sodas and I had my high school sweetheart.
Rest in peace Michael. You will always have a place in my heart.

Lynn Lesh Yanez

October 23, 2019

Mike always had a smile. He was a fun and caring man. You will be missed. Peace to you my friend.

Randy Maggio

October 23, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family!
Have many great memories knowing Mike from grade school and beyond!!
Many laughs were shared in that barber chair!!!
Rest in peace my bother!!!!
Randy Maggio

Diane Healey

October 20, 2019

Michael,
It's been 9 days since you've gone to heaven. I miss you so much.
The kids took me to the fair this weekend. We walked through the cattle exhibit where it was your favorite place to go. I pet the bulls and one would just moo at me, I felt you close. I then went and got Indian fried bread..your favorite. I saw you all around me. We loved going with our family.
I miss you so much! You will be forever in my heart no matter what I'm doing.
Love you

Chris Gallardo

October 17, 2019

To the family of Michael Garcia:; May Michael now rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Diane. We are thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Eternal love from Dudy Duran, Rory and Chris Gallardo.

David Butler

October 17, 2019

Mike was Great guy. Always kept me entertained while making me look better in his chair. Shared many of hours of Stories. Always showed his Love of Family and Friends. Kept me up to date on the latest circle of Friends Accomplishments, Scandals and Girlfriends. Never in a way to hurt anyone. Always left with a Laugh and a Pat on the Back. Great Barber, Kind Soul. God Bless Mike, and his Family. RIP.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY