Sandra "Sandy" Kaye Garcia
1945 - 2017
Sandra “Sandy” Kaye Garcia, 72, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017 at Serenity House after a year-long battle with cancer.
Born September 7, 1945 in New Orleans to Katherine and Joseph Garcia, Sandy lived for 30 year in Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and Lake Tahoe before she settled in Santa Barbara in 2005.
Sandy served as a Certified Interpreter at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where a tree has been dedicated in her honor.
Sandy is survived by her mother Katherine Garcia, her sister Patricia Garcia, niece Catherine Mattesich Taylor and nephew Rylan Mattesich, all of Sacramento; sister Lauren Garcia of Bellingham, WA; and her stepchildren Ann M. DeKruyff, of Natick, MA., Juan G. DeKruyff, Jr. of Austin, TX., and Susan E. (DeKruyff) Covarrubia of San Antonio, TX. She also leaves a trail of friends too numerous to mention, who are spread across the globe.
A memorial service will take place at 2:00 on Jan 27th at Chase Palm Park Center, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CASA at SBCasa.Org.