Corrales’ Mike Garcia, a long-time employee of the Santa Fe Railroad, died May 7 at his home here. He was 94. For the first nine years of his life, he was raised by his grandparents, Román and Lucinda Garcia in San Ysidro and Cañon, followed by high school in El Rito. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Asia and the Pacific. Returning to civilian life, Garcia went to work at the rail yard in Albuquerque until retirement in 1989.
For most of his adulthood, he ranched family land around San Ysidro and Cabezon. Following a rosary and mass at the Catholic church in Corrales, he was buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque.