Carmen Pat Garcia
Pat was a native of Santa Barbara. He will be best remembered for his strong, devoted faith and love for his family. He enjoyed working in his garden as much as he enjoyed helping others in theirs. He loved talking with everyone he met, and his sense of humor set him apart. His smile matched his love of storytelling, and he always had a kind word to share with those around him.
Pat was patriotic. He served in the Army in WWII where he received many decorations and citations as well as a Purple Heart.
Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Garcia. He had a son, David (wife, Debra) and daughter Carolyn. He leaves grandchildren, Jason and Erik Scheu, and Daniel Garcia as well as great grandchildren, Markis Scheu, Parker and Carli Garcia. We were blessed to have a kind and caring father who was also a dear friend to his children and the father figure to his grandson’s Jason & Erik.
Pat was preceded in death by his father and mother, Carmen, and Pilar Garcia and 9 siblings-Nat, Teresa Morin, Ruben, Luz Aguirre, Nunie, Lydia Ayala, Moses, David and Emmet.
Pat will be greatly missed until we meet again in heaven! Carolyn and Erik wish to give special thanks to the Sarah House family and Assisted Hospice staff and the whole Assisted team. This devoted group of professionals gave our dad loving care and so many of them formed relationships with him that were unexpected and greatly appreciated. There are too many to name, but you all touched our hearts.
Pat’s faith assured him of his path and accompanied him on his journey home. He told us more than once-“See you tomorrow! If I’m not here, you know my new address”
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Pat’s name to Sarah House.