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Lori Ann Garcia


Lori Ann Garcia, 53, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 1:12 p.m., at Hospice Home of Spokane, Washington, after a 10-year battle with cancer. She is now reunited with her husband, Ernie Garcia, of 33 years, who passed away two years ago.

She was born to Barbara Williams and Jimmy Brown on August 14, 1962, at St. Ann's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. They moved to Grand Coulee in 1970, where they made their life. She attended Lake Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1980. This is where she met the love of her life, Ernie Garcia in 1977. They got married August 22, 1981, in Coulee Dam's Douglas Park. In their younger years they spent a lot of time at the race track. She raced in the Powder Puff division. Ernie drove stock car and Lori was by his side. She enjoyed camping and doing craft projects with her niece, Jessica. She taught herself how to cook. She was an amazing cook, aunt, daughter, sister, and friend of all who met her.

She worked at Coast Hardware for years. Even through all the cancer treatments, she was still upbeat and had a smile on her face. She is greatly missed and will be forever.

She is survived by her beloved mother, Barbara Williams; niece, Jessica Sumner; Jazmine, Jayden and Jace – her buddies (nephews) whom she cared for even while battling cancer; sisters: Teri and Glen Chase, of Redmond, Oregon, Debbie Socula, of Grand Coulee and Barbie Deboard of The Dalles, Oregon; brother, Danny Williams, of Omak, Washington; nieces: Katie and Angie; nephew, Chase; and great-nephews; Dezi and Alex Garcia, Horace and Pat Garcia, Mike and Bobbi Garcia and Laura Garcia.

A celebration of Lori's life will be held sometime in August.

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