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Flavia T. ‘Mimi’ Garcia Memorial
Flavia T. ‘Mimi’ Garcia Memorial

Flavia T. ‘Mimi’ Garcia

Flavia T. ‘Mimi’ Garcia

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Flavia T. ‘Mimi’ Garcia, 87, a longtime resident of the Hamilton community, passed away on November 7, 2018 at United General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

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.


  • Sue & Bill Calkins

    Flavia was such a COOL lady! Whether we saw her at Lorenzos with her loving family, or heard about her trips back to Mexico, Flavia always exuded a zest for life! She truly loved her family, and they could never say enough about her and how blessed and grateful that she was their “Mimi”. There is a special place in Heaven for this wonderful woman who has finally gone home to be with her beloved Leo.
    God bless Flavia and her wonderful family during this time of sadness. We are praying for you and sending your our prayers and love.

  • Gloria Roy

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. May God grant you His peace during this difficult time.

  • Vanessa Lanzarotti

    To the Garcia family and Bruce, I am so sorry to read of Flavia’s passing. She was such a fine and loving woman, who together with Leo, raised a wonderful family. My deepest condolences on your loss.

  • Joyce Queen Roper

    Mike, George, Cookie and all of the rest of the family so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. I have not lived in Washington State in 47 years but my father L.G. Queen worked with Leo and we use to visit them a lot, and I have fond memories of how sweet the entire family was. Mike was also in my grade at school and George a little older, and Cookie a little younger, so I knew them very well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gail Carlson

    Rick and Cookie,
    Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families at this time.

  • Anna and Jim Shepler

    So sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful lady. To her beautiful family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ted & Susan Royal

    Mike and family, I’m glad I got to meet your mom at your wedding. All the stories I heard over the years makes me happy to know that she lived a long and wonderful life, doting on her kids and friends with meals and joy. She and your dad made you who you are…

  • Nick Bates

    One of the most beautiful lady I ever known, I loved her so very much. Flavia and Leo we’re like another set of parents to me, they were such wonderful people. They treated me as one of there children and I always got a big hug from her every time we met, such a big 💓 she will be missed by all.