HELPER- Our loving mother, grandmother, and friend, Socorro Soto Garcia, age 92, passed away peacefully Nov. 25, 2008 at her home in Helper. She was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Morenci, Ariz. to Aristo and Juana Dalensuela Soto.
Married Enrique "Henry" Garcia May 11, 1932 in Crested Butte, Colo. He died March 20, 1979.
Socorro was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper for many years. She enjoyed going to Wendover and hitting many big jackpots. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survived by her children, Rose (Fred) Christiansen, Jean Velis, Gilbert Garcia, all of Salt Lake City; Raymond (Neida) Garcia, Edward (Pamela) Garcia, both of Helper; Henry J. (Esther) Garcia, Salt Lake City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Enrique "Henry" Garcia; sister, Edubiges S. Garcia; brother-in-law, Mike Garcia; great grandson, Klynt Barber; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Mass was held Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, 10 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service, Sunday evening 7 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family was at the church Sunday and Monday one hour prior to service. Committal, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.