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Norman Lee Garcia

Lemoore, California

November 7, 2023

Norman Lee Garcia Obituary

Norman Lee Garcia was born on his family dairy in Stratford, California on October 3, 1938, and passed away on November 7th, 2023. He was 85 years old. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is proceeded in death by his parents Joe and Palmira (Polly) Garcia. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Jo Ann, son Brett Garcia, wife Teresa, daughter Brenda Johnson, and husband Craig. Along with his five grandchildren, Brittany Bettencourt, husband Tony, Christa Harper, husband Thomas, Anthony Garcia, wife Jenna, Tanner Johnson, wife Saige, and Karlee Johnson. Followed by the apples of his eyes his great grandchildren. Levi, Bodhi, Everly, Ryker, Talula, Jett, Saxton, and one more little girl on the way, Blakely. He also had many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He attended Lemoore Elementary, graduated from Lemoore High School in 1956, and finished his education graduating from College of the Sequoias in 1958 with an Associates Degree in Building Trades. After graduating from College of the Sequoias, he worked for Valley Electric before enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in 1959 as a reserve. He enjoyed a career as an electrician with Valley Electric for 42 years while also serving with Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years and had the honor of being Chief for 6 of those. After retirement, he spent the remaining years of his life in his beloved Over the Hill Construction/Norms Woodshop where he hand crafted projects for family and friends. He made sure to never miss an early morning coffee with his buddies in his shop. He received many awards throughout his life such as Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and was inducted into the Lemoore High School Hall of Fame. He also devoted countless hours to Lemoore Little League, Lemoore High School, and Lemoore Senior Center. He was a devoted Catholic who served many hours at both Saint Peter's Church and Mary Immaculate Queen School. His proudest accomplishment was having the title, Papa. He will be forever missed and forever loved.

Viewing will take place November 20th, 2023, at 6:00pm followed by the Rosary at 6:30pm at St. Peter Prince of Apostles Church. Funeral service will take place at St Peters on November 21st, 2023, at 11:30am followed by graveside service at Lemoore Cemetery. Reception after graveside will be at the Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mary Immaculate Queen School, 884 N Lemoore Ave, Lemoore, CA, or to Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department in honor of Norman Lee Garcia.


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Norman Lee Garcia was born on his family dairy in Stratford, California on October 3, 1938, and passed away on November 7th, 2023. He was 85 years old. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is proceeded in death by his parents Joe and Palmira (Polly) Garcia. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Jo Ann, son Brett Garcia, wife Teresa, daughter Brenda Johnson, and husband Craig. Along with his five grandchildren, Brittany Bettencourt, husband Tony, Christa Harper, husband Thomas, Anthony Garcia, wife Jenna, Tanner Johnson, wife Saige, and Karlee Johnson. Followed by the apples of his eyes his great grandchildren. Levi, Bodhi, Everly, Ryker, Talula, Jett, Saxton, and one more little girl on the way, Blakely. He also had many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He attended Lemoore Elementary, graduated from Lemoore High School in 1956, and finished his education graduating from College of the Sequoias in 1958 with an Associates Degree in Building Trades. After graduating from College of the Sequoias, he worked for Valley Electric before enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in 1959 as a reserve. He enjoyed a career as an electrician with Valley Electric for 42 years while also serving with Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years and had the honor of being Chief for 6 of those. After retirement, he spent the remaining years of his life in his beloved Over the Hill Construction/Norms Woodshop where he hand crafted projects for family and friends. He made sure to never miss an early morning coffee with his buddies in his shop. He received many awards throughout his life such as Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and was inducted into the Lemoore High School Hall of Fame. He also devoted countless hours to Lemoore Little League, Lemoore High School, and Lemoore Senior Center. He was a devoted Catholic who served many hours at both Saint Peter's Church and Mary Immaculate Queen School. His proudest accomplishment was having the title, Papa. He will be forever missed and forever loved.

Viewing will take place November 20th, 2023, at 6:00pm followed by the Rosary at 6:30pm at St. Peter Prince of Apostles Church. Funeral service will take place at St Peters on November 21st, 2023, at 11:30am followed by graveside service at Lemoore Cemetery. Reception after graveside will be at the Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mary Immaculate Queen School, 884 N Lemoore Ave, Lemoore, CA, or to Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department in honor of Norman Lee Garcia.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Norman Lee Garcia hosted by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.

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