Rose Ann (Chaff) Garcia, 83, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2013 at her home after an extended illness. She was born July 14, 1929 in Logan, WV, daughter of the late Adam and Wilma Chaff.
Rose was the beloved wife of Manuel Garcia for 65 years. She was the cherished mother of six children: Patricia Branham and husband David of Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael Garcia and wife Peggy, of Fairmont, David Garcia and wife Kelly of Marietta, Ohio, Richard Garcia and wife Donna of Fairmont, Sue Ann Garcia of Fairmont, Robert Garcia and wife Michelle, of Fairmont. She was the devoted grandmother to Kristi Garcia Ramsey and husband Steve, Jon Branham, Benjamin Branham, Matthew Branham, Joseph Garcia and wife Heather, Cassandra Garcia, Michael Garcia, Jenna Garcia, Joel Garcia, and Chelsea Garcia; step grandchildren: Jason Eddy, Brittney Jack and husband Mark. Her great- grandchildren are Taylor Thomas, Erin Ramsey, and Braylon Garcia; step great- grandchildren: Bryleigh, Slayton, and Mayson Jack. She is also survived by two nephews, William Kervaski and wife Susan, William Chaff and wife Linda; a brother-in-law Tony Garcia and wife Janet.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William Chaff and his wife Janice; a sister Irene Brown and her husband Carroll.
Rose loved her family above all else. She spent her younger years working at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory. She was also employed by Fairmont State College. She enjoyed bowling and especially bingo in her later years. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
The family would like to thank Rose’s caregivers: Donna Nester, Debra West, Hospice nurses Mark Wotring and Bridget Yerace. They would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ang for his many years of service.
Friends and family may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday February 22, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Robert Perriello as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont. Memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s memory to the American Lung Association, F.I.D.O., or the American Cancer Society. Also Masses are appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family on line at www.domicofh.com.