Filbert Anthony Garcia born January 17, 1933 in Durango, Colorado and raised in Ignacio, Colorado, was called home by our Heavenly Father on September 20, 2021 in Boise , Idaho. Bert, as most knew him, graduated from Ignacio High school and was drafted shortly after, where he would serve two years in the Korean War as a bugler. His skill for playing the trumpet led him to playing for many military funerals and marching in the drum and bugle corp. He was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, and Elks Club.
He married the love of his life Mary G. Garcia from Durango, CO on October 15, 1956, and they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage. Together they owned many businesses in the Durango and Florida Mesa area, where they raised their family. They moved to New Mexico in 1982 after retirement where they resided until they relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2014 with their son and daughter-in-law until July of this year when they left to Boise, Idaho.
He was a wonderful husband, loving father, adored grandfather, uncle and friend and loved his family more than anything. He will be dearly missed and live forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters Jeannette Ulibarri (Mario) and Joyce Tafoya (Tom); son Anthony Garcia (Karlene); grandchildren Thomas, Anna, Michelle, Cara , T.J., Erica, Landon, Karly, Tori, Talisha, and their spouses; numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces; his sisters, Gloria Cook and Georgia Dye; and brothers Ruben Moreno Jr., Thomas Moreno, David Moreno, and Felix Garcia.
He is preceded in death by his mother Pauline Moreno, brother Alex Moreno, grandparents (who raised him) Thomas and Estefanita Garcia; uncles Filbert, Steven, Eddie, and George Garcia; and aunts Della Parks and Josephine Slopanski.
Due to COVID a private family service has already taken place.
Published by The Durango Herald on Oct. 11, 2021.