4/7/1937 – 1/1/21
Victor Manuel Garcia passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 83. He was born on April 7, 1937 in Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico. He was the eldest of five brothers.
Victor was raised in Mexico and lived there until the age of 21, when he moved to Santa Barbara, California. He married the love of his life, Flora Nevarez, on Oct. 24, 1964 in Santa Barbara.
In 1972, he moved his family to Carpinteria and resided there for 36 years before moving to Oxnard. He was a cement mason and for a few years was a promoter of music, bringing Latin music to the Earl Warren Showgrounds. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed helping others throughout the years, providing employment and opportunity to learn the trade. He enjoyed supporting the Carpinteria community by donating his time to improve the local schools and the Boys & Girls Club, where he received recognition for his services. He loved socializing; he could go anywhere and not know a soul and make a friend; he could befriend anyone. He loved listening to music, especially the regional music of Sinaloa “Banda.”
He is survived by his children, Victor and Christina Garcia of Carpinteria; Leticia and Mario Robinson of Oxnard; and Hector and Michelle Garcia of Ventura; his grandchildren Elsa Alexiz Garcia, Victor M. Garcia III, Hector Garcia Jr., Mia Flora Garcia, Velen Adela Garcia and Christian Hector Garcia; his great-grandchildren Brandon, Kylie and Bentley; and his sibling Rafael Hernandez of Sonoma. He is preceded in death by his wife, Flora Garcia, his mother, Eduviges Hernandez, and his brothers Roman Garcia, Jose Luis Hernandez and Jesus Hernandez. He will be resting at Carpinteria Cemetery alongside his beloved Flora. Private services will be held.