Ralph William Garcia, 71, passed away at his home on May 1, 2023. He was born June 21, 1951 in San Fernando, CA to Precieleano Murphy and Dorothy Taylor Garcia. He married Judy Schindler on November 8, 1969 in Salt Lake City.
Ralph graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City in 1969. He was a member in good standing of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) for 52 years and worked out of the Utah (Local 312) and Nevada (Local 88) union halls. Ralph loved golfing and loved getting out on the course as often as he could. He was also an avid UTES fan and it was rare to see him without one of his numerous UTES hats on.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Keith R (Elizabeth) Garcia, Sebastopol, CA; Jamie C Garcia, Salt Lake City UT; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert, Kathleen, Richard (Sherrie) all of Salt Lake City. He is preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank the ER staff at Gunnison Hospital, the ICU staff at Utah Valley Medical Center, and especially the nurses and aides at the Gunnison Hospital Home Care and Hospice for their kind and compassionate care during his final days.
Per Ralph’s request, there will be no service. His wishes were to be cremated and his ashes released in his favorite place.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Gunnison Valley Hospital Home Care and Hospice.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com