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David Garcia

December 21st, 1971 - May 29th, 2024

David Gilbert Benjamin Garcia, Fmr Sgt. U.S. Marines

 

David was born in Wheat Ridge, CO. He was raised in Broomfield, CO where he graduated from Northglenn High School. He then attended Colorado Northwest Community College in Rangeley, CO on a wrestling scholarship, receiving a two year degree in Physical Education.

 

In 1993, David joined the United States Marine Corps. He served just over five years and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was responsible for logistics and embarkation and was part of a helicopter crew stationed at Tustin USMCD then later El Toro USMCD, both in Southern California. During his five year term he was deployed twice, living and working on ships, transporting helicopters. David was always extremely proud to be a United States Marine. Upon his discharge, he moved back to CO.

 

In 2004 David continued his college education at Metropolitan State College (now MSU) where he earned, with honors, his undergraduate degree in Social Work. He went on to earn his graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, focusing on at risk youth. In 2007, he began working as a Social Worker for Denver Public Schools, with the last several years serving the students at Emily Griffith High School. 

 

In January of 2023 David was diagnosed with metastatic esophageal cancer. He fought a hard battle and was determined to never give up. He never did give up, he continued fighting courageously until the end. David passed away peacefully at home with his family.

 

"God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So He put His arms around you

And whispered 'Come with Me.'"

"Come With Me"

- Poem by Rhonda Braswell

 

David is predeceased by his father Gil and grandparents. He is survived by his wife Sandra, daughters Autumn (Tim), Ava and Aria, mother Debbie, brother Mark, and numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

 

David was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, husband, father, mentor, Marine, and so much more. He will be missed deeply.

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Rachel Lipson

Mr. Garcia was and forever will be the coolest councilor I had at Emily Griffith, he helped me with advice and words of encouragement thru trying times with my own father and his hardships. Mr. Garcia was truly somebody I looked up to. As somebody who has lost their father, this message is for his daughters. I know it is not the same as having your father physically here with you, but he is with you, he is watching over you, always protecting you. My heart goes out to his kids, wife, and family. Thank you, Mr. Garcia for everything you did to help me with. May you forever Rest In Peace. Much love, Rachel Lipson

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Sia Chandler

Thanks Garcia! You trained me well!

Published June 13th, 2024
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