Alejandro Garcia Jr. of Hermiston passed away in Hermiston on Sept. 30, 2021 at the age of 74.
He was born on April 29, 1947 in Edinburg, Texas to Jose Alejandro and Consuelo Garza Garcia.
When he was a child, Alejandro’s family moved from Texas and lived in Washington and Idaho. He married Cristina Rivera in Grandview, Wash. on April 20, 1967. In 1968 the couple moved to Hermiston, and he began his career with Marlette Homes on Nov. 7, 1968. Alejandro had a long and productive career that spanned over 50 years working in many capacities for Marlette Homes. He retired from Marlette on May 7, 2019 with a total of 50 and a half years.
Alejandro enjoyed deer and elk hunting, camping, fishing, doing word search puzzles, listening to 50s and 60s music, watching classic western movies, and going to the casino. He was known for his great sense of humor and storytelling. He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cristina; daughters, Cristela (Dean) Olson, Hilda (Pedro) Martinez, Nelda Garcia and Olga (Dave) Gaines; son, Jose Alejandro Garcia III and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Olivia, Marissa, Brenda, Gina, Laura, Claudia, Kylie, Davin, Annalise, Jose IV, Isaiah and Jadalynn; great grandchildren, Jayden, Lucas and Zul; brothers, Jose Agustin Garcia and Ricardo Garcia; sisters, Josephina G. Gutierrez, Yolanda Moya and Lydia Elizondo; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, San Juanita Garcia.
Recitation of the rosary will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Hermiston Ave.
A memorial Mass will follow beginning at 10:30 a.m., also at Our Lady of Angeles Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.