Mimi was born on May 7, 1931 in Chilapa, Guerrero, Mexico the daughter of Ramon & Isabel (Ramirez) Tenorio. She resided in Chilapa with her family, where at a young age began working to assist the family with income. She eventually moved to Acapulco, Mexico where she worked in the hotel industry, where she met the love of her life, Leo Garcia; they were united in marriage there on February 17, 1957. They moved to Hamilton, WA later that year.
Mimi was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and after Leo’s debilitating accident in 1974 she became his primary care giver until his passing in 2007. She enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and feeding the local bird population. She especially enjoyed her family Friday night and Sunday afternoon get togethers.
Mimi is survived by her children and their spouses, George & Tammy Garcia of Burlington, Mike & Brenda Garcia of Mount Vernon, Cookie & Bob Warner of Sedro-Woolley, Leo Garcia, Jr. of Benton City, WA, Rick & Reba Garcia of Punkin Center, Rosario Alves of Mount Vernon and ‘adopted’ son, Bruce Queen of Punkin Center; 14 grandchildren, Rachel, Kristen, Madison, Samuel, Robby, Katie, Melissa, Seth Aliscia, Michael, Ian, Ayanna, Hailie and Noah; 1great-granddaughter, Novalee; her brother, Beto Tenorio and sisters, Marciana Tenorio, Ofelia Tenorio, Alicia Tenorio and Ramona Tenorio all in Mexico; brother-in-law, Julius Schulze of Birdsview and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Leo she was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Abraham Tenorio and sister, Francisca Tenorio.
A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with Father James Dalton, Celebrant. A fellowship luncheon will follow at the church with Graveside Committal services at the Hamilton Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Viewing will be available Monday thru Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM at Lemley Chapel. Memorials in honor of Mimi are suggested to the Helping Hands Food Bank in Sedro-Woolley. Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.