J Don Funeral and Support for Nona

On Monday, January 16th 2017, after 92 years on this earth, J Don Garcia passed away peacefully in his home town of Tooele Utah, surrounded by his loving family and his dear wife Nona.

J Don was a veteran of WWII and proudly served our country in the South Pacific aboard the USS Makin Island (CVE-93)

You couldn't meet J Don without him leaving an impression with you.  Countless people throughout the community know J Don either from his years of faithful church service, one of the many jobs he did with his construction business or as crossing guard well into his 90's. He was never content just sitting and watching the world go by, he always had to be out doing something, though that didn't mean he didn't enjoy a good nap now and then.

With J Don's passing, he leaves behind a brother, 5 children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren along with countless friends made over a lifetime of giving.
Above all, he leaves behind his companion of nearly 67 years. Nona and J Don had a myriad of adventures while they were together and especially for the last several years, you would never see one without the other, often holding hands. They loved each other deeply and only wanted the others happiness.

With J Don's passing, the financial responsibility of the funeral and ongoing costs to maintain their home, now rests with Nona.
While the money will not replace J Don, it will go a long way in making sure his wife is taken care of as she struggles with this loss and ease the financial burden she now faces.

On behalf of the Garcia family, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and love.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Garcia 
Tooele, UT
Michael Garcia 
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