Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and father to many. Eliseo Braulio Garcia, 95, died of natural causes on April 14th 2014 at his home in El Prado, Taos, NM. Eliseo was born in La Placita, Taos, NM in 1918 to Juan Francisco and Jacinta Miera. His early youth was on the family farm in La Placita and later in El Prado where the the family moved when Eliseo was a young boy. He met Socorro Alicia Fernandez from Cordillera and they were married in 1940. Alicia passed away in 1943. They were blessed with two sons, Carlos and Leroy. In 1946 he married Maria Leocadia Sanchez and from this marriage was blessed with two daughters, Nellie and Merlinda. Eliseo lived in El Prado most of his life except when he served his country during world war ll. When Eliseo married, he started his own family farm and self -employed business in construction. His first love was always farming and ranching, he loved to see things grow on his garden and pastures. For many years he concentrated on raising sheep and cattle. He was very proud of having price sheep and cattle. He was the ditch mayordomo for the Acequia Del Medio in El Prado, for over 25 years and enjoyed visiting with ditch shareholders and overseeing that all water rights were honored. He had a passion for life and a deep love for his family and friends.
La familia was the most important thing in his life and he always enjoyed having the family get together with immediate and extended family members. All who got to know him were immediate friends, and many liked to call there adopted father and grandfather. Leocadia, his loving companion, was always by his side at all his earthly endeavors and challenges. To know Leocadia is to know Eliseo, they were inseparable.
Eliseo was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His faith in The Lord will always be an inspiration to all who knew him.
Eliseo is survived by his wife of 68 years, Leocadia Sanchez Garcia, two sons, and two daughters, Carlos (Marta) Garcia, Tooele, Utah, Leroy (Robbie) Garcia, El Prado, Nellie,Wichita, Kansas, Merlinda(Robert) Anaya El Prado; 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Alicia, 6 brothers; Manuel, Cristobal ,Jaime, Bernabe, Francisco and Nefi, three sisters; Mrgarita, Lucinda, Teodora and two very special grandchildren; Russ Sorensen, Alicia Peterson, one great- grandchild, Robert Anaya lll, and son-in-law Roger Sorensen.
A viewing was held on April 16, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 235 Camino del Santiago, Taos. Family viewing was held on April 17th, 2014 with the funeral service following at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with interment following at the Miera Family Cemetery.
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