Life Story / Obituary
Alcario Garcia, known to all as ‘Cayo’ passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 8th, 2020, at the age of 65. Cayo was born January 12th, 1955 at home in Donna Texas. He is survived by his wife Regina Garcia & his son Theodore Alcario Garcia (Teresa Alfaro Garcia). Stepchildren Richard Hill (Ruthann Shirrell) & Veronica Rodriguez. Grandchildren Chelsi Meier, Nick Garcia, Facio Pena, Liliana Garcia, Mya Hill, Ramiro Rodriguez, Andrea Rodriguez, Alyssa Scoville, Taylor Scoville and Carly White. Great grandchild Trenton Ockerman. He is proceeded by his daughter Veronica Garcia and his brother Cresenciano Garcia.
He was the 7th of 9 children of Senorina Carrizales Garcia and Juan Rodriguez Garcia.
He leaves behind 4 brothers and 3 sisters: Francisco Garcia, Chano Garcia, Refugia Garcia Calderon, (Cresenciano Garcia), Francis Garcia Sikkenga, Vicente Garcia, Mary Garcia and Johnny Garcia.
Cayo started his hard-working life at a young age. While in Texas, he worked many different laborer jobs but mostly field work. He knew how to work hard and play even harder! He was a big jokester, playing around and picking on his siblings was just a few of his favorite past times!
He met his first wife in the early 70’s, they married and had their first child, Veronica. They decided to move to Michigan. He worked in grape and asparagus fields before he found work with Earl Sanders Well Drilling in Lawton, working with his brother Chano.
He and his wife decided to settle and buy a home in the Mattawan area. A few years later they had their second child, Theodore. Cayo loved spending time with his kids. When he wasn’t working, he was practicing softball with Veronica and joking around.
He also loved his dances! You could always find Cayo out on that dance floor whenever there was a Mexican Dance! Some say he was one the best dance partners around!
In 1988, he and his wife divorced and few years later he left Earl Sanders and the town of Lawton. He settled in Hartford where he found work. He didn’t remarry but did meet Anita, a girlfriend for ten plus years. They would spend Saturday nights, with his daughter Veronica, dancing at the Red Arrow Bar.
Years passed and Cayo found himself back in Lawton working at Honee Bear Canning Company and stayed for the next 17+ years. Working as a Mechanic, but really, he was the Cayo of all trades! He worked many different positions while he was at Honee Bear because he was never afraid to do any type of work.
He met Gina, 2nd wife through mutual friends and they were married a 2 years later in 2006.They found a place in Lawton to settle down. Cayo and Gina liked to spend time with family and friends, whether it be at a dance, playing pool or chess, they enjoyed doing it together.
In 2008 Cayo laid to rest his daughter, Veronica. Cayo took her death very hard. He stopped going out spending most of his nights watching westerns in his favorite recliner, with his home-rolled cigarettes with his 5 O’Clock Vodka always nearby.
Cayo spent his last 15 years in pain due to a medical condition that was slowly hardening his muscle tissues and arteries. He had other medical issues as well that drained his body, mind and spirit. Normal activities like walking and visiting family or friends just became too much of a task and so he spent most of his days and nights at home.
That stubborn ol’ jokester will be greatly missed, but in his words “stop your damn crying!”
Time never stops nor does it slow down; you blink, and it’s gone. Tell your loved ones what you’ve been wanting to say or spend that much needed time with them.