ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, RICHARD GARCIA, 24 years old, born on December 3, 1980, and passed away on August 11, 2005. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2021
Forty one years today and I bet you are smiling down on us from the Heavenly skies. I bet your Uncle Abie was the first to sing to you this beautiful morning.
What a peace it brings me with mixed emotions of smiles and tears not only today but each time I speak of you or think of you. You were a big piece of our
hearts. Your wings were ready but our hearts were not ready to release you.
Forever loved. Forever missed.
Posted by jake padilla on December 3, 2021
FRI.DEC 3 2021  MY DEAREST NEPHEW  I.THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME,AS I DO OF YOUR AUNT CHELLA.MAY YOU BOTH REMAIN IN PEACE WITH THE GOOD LORD,UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.TIO JAKE
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2021
Thank you for sending a beautiful morning our way. It's a reminder of the happiness you carried with you and shared with all that knew you. There are moments when time freezes and memories of your time with us come to mind; it's always around football and basketball season when we had a lot of good times watching sports, these moments will always be with me as a reminder of your time on this side. We no doubt wish you were here and will always remember your contagious smile. Love you cousin, see you on the other side.
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2021
Richard Happy Heavenly Birthday,RIP King Richard Your Aunt Connie and I Pray and think about You every day . We Love ❤ and miss you God Bless You
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2021
Richard, just got through touching base with your Mom and Dad and seeing how they are doing on this day. That was one of the toughest days we as a family went through. Scooter, Uncle Charles and myself sharing memories about you today. Richard you will live in us forever. The older we get, it doesn’t get any easier. We were and still blessed to have you. We miss you so much. We love you. Our Garden in Heaven is growing. Love to all. We miss all of you. 
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2021
KING Richard Your Aunt Connie and I are sitting here thinking and Praying for You saying how much we love and miss you. You are always in our prayers and we are always thinking of you. May you RIP Richard Love and Miss you, God Bless 
Posted by Gary Montoya on August 11, 2021
Thinking of you today! Miss you buddy, cant believe its been 16 years. As crazy as things are now you are in a way better place than us. Can't wait to see you again!!
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2020
Hey Richard, December 3rd, we will never forget the beautiful little gift God graced us with on that day. I remember as if it was yesterday. I remember holding your little body in my arms and making you a special little bed where you would be safe and comfortable. You will be forever young you old man, 40 years! How we have missed you! Now our Dear Lord has "the little bitty baby in his hands." Rest In Peace Our Richard! Watch over us and intercede over any cross we need help carrying. Forever In My Heart!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2020
Happy Heavenly Birthday Richard or should I say King Richard your Aunt Connie and I miss and Love you very much there isn't a day that goes by that you are always in our thoughts and prayers RIP. Love and miss you
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2020
Happy Birthday from the other side. This time of year, especially on this day, my memories of you are stoked from watching football. Any time I see the Miami Dolphins on tv it brings back memories of some of the most special times of my life. We always had a good time rooting for our teams. Football, winter, Christmas, NCAA basketball, these things will never be the same without you but will always have a special place in my heart. Your spirit lives on with moments in time that will never be forgotten.
Love you Richard. See you when I see you.
Posted by jake padilla on August 13, 2020
OLA MY DEAR NEPHEW.IM HOPING YOU AND YOUR AUNT CHELLA ARE WATCHING OVER US.I SURE DO MISS YOU BOTH.BUT SOON WE WILL BE TOGETHER.RIGHT NOW I WISH YOU BOTH WERE HERE TO HELP ME ALONG.I LOVE YOU BOTH VERY MUCH.I WISH THESE MESSAGES COULD TALK FOR US,AS I NEED GUIDANCE BADLY.LOVE YOU TIO JAKE
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 12, 2020
Well Richard another year has passed and there isn't a day day go by that Myself and your Aunt Connie think and pray for you. We Love and miss you very much RIP God Son.
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2020
Thinking of you Richard and every memory is a good one. I know you are always with us. Scooter and I had a conversation about you yesterday and I wrote it in the stories. We just cherish every bit of time we had with you on this earth. Scooter never gets emotional, I see the joy in his face when we speak of you, so thank you for being one of the best buddies he could have. Continue watching over us! Till we meet again!
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven Richard! Just spoke to your Mom, wanted to make sure her and your Dad were doing okay today! They just came from your resting place on this earth to make sure it was decorated to a T and it is! We ALL miss you so much! Scooter is getting grey headed and thinning hair. The Big 40 is coming up! Continue to watch over us! With tears in my eyes, I loved you the day you were born and will love you till we meet again! 
Posted by Gary Montoya on December 3, 2019
Thinking of you today as I do everyday! Got up this morning and was driving to work and the first song that came on the radio was I Can only Imagine! I instantly I knew you were communicating with me. I miss you so much, wish you where here to meet my wife and hang out in Florida with me!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2019
Happy Heavenly Birthday Richard Your Aunt Connie and I think and pray for you daily we Love and Miss you very much. God Bless You, Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie.
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Lil' Richard!
Today is a day that I will never forget. A day that brings back memories of the past when you were with us physically. I am always reminded of the times we enjoyed each others presence and how we made each other laugh over silly shit. You will always be in my memories.
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 21, 2019
Hey Mr. Richard. I'm sure you were with us in spirit this past weekend for
Scooter's Birthday! He's working on 40! We miss you so much! Your memories are so strong, thank God and thank you for being such a joy to us on this earth. Continue to watch over us! Love you to the Heavens and back!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 12, 2019
Thinking and Praying for you Richard your and Aunt Connie and I pray and Miss you every day RIP Love you
Posted by jake padilla on December 3, 2018
OLA RICHARD ,MY DEAREST NEPHEW.IM HOPING YOU AND AUNT CHELLA ARE LOOKING DOWN AND WATCHING OVER US.ITS SUCH A HURT THAT NO ONE CAN IMAGINE NOT HAVING YOU TWO WITH US,AT THIS TIME. I WILL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU GUYS FOREVER. TIO JAKE
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2018
Happy Birthday Richard! I remember so well the day you were born! What a joy you were to ALL of us, a smile for everyone! Watch over us always, and intercede with our strength and faith. We loved you the day you were born and will love you till we meet again! Rest In Peace! Give Abie & Chella a big ole Christmas Hug for me!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2018
Happy Birthday in Heaven Richard Prayers and always thinking of you. Love and miss you very much Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie God Bless You
Posted by Gary Montoya on August 14, 2018
Was eating breakfast on Saturday August 11 and the first song that came on was " i Can only imagine" I immediately knew you were there with me, Miss you so much.
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2018
Woke up thinking about you Lil Richard! You are always in our thoughts. We have such happy memories of you. Spoke to your Momma today, her and your Dad were making sure your earthly resting place was just perfect!
I spend so much time thinking what you would look like year after year and I just need to stop that. You will be Forever Young and Forever Missed and Forever in our Hearts! Continue to watch over us and fill us with your
joyful spirit. Love you to Heaven and back!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2018
Another year has passed a person sits back and thinks time sure goes by fast. Your Aunt Connie and Myself think and pray for you daily, We Miss and Love you very much, Prayers my nephew RIP. Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2017
Hey Mr. Richard, thinking of you today and sharing memories of you with Scooter. We were so blessed to have you what we consider a short time, we miss you very much. But in that short time we created a lifetime of memories to get us through till we meet again! RIP. Watch over us! Shine that heavenly smile on us! Love you to the heavens and back!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2017
Happy Birthday in Heaven Richard Your Aunt Connie and I seen your Mom and Dad yesterday at the cemetery yesterday they both are doing fine just letting you know we miss and pray for you everyday.Your Aunt Connie says hi and Love you RIP King Richard Love Uncle Frank
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2017
Richard another year has gone by Your Aunt Connie and I think and pray for you every day Love and miss you
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2017
Well Mr. Richard, sitting here counting the years. I guess I need to
give thanks that we had you for twice as many years as you have been gone. Still not easy! Scooter turns 37 in six days! Time goes by so fast!
Love you to the Heavens and Back!. Give my brother a hug! We miss you both so very much. This day is as hard as it was twelve years ago.
It rained that day so hard coming back from Oklahoma, and I woke up to rain today!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2016
Sitting here thinking of that smile of yours that would light up the room, Missing you very much We pray for you every day Love and miss you Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie                                        Happy Birthday in Heaven give everyone a hug and kiss.
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2016
Happy Birthday yo!
The big 36! Damn I want to have a beer with you!
You will always the ball of light shining and spreading that light with everyone you talk to. There are times I want to be like that but that's what made you so great and likeable. I can never be like you. Wherever you are in spirit just know you are extremely missed, loved, and celebrated! I miss you Lil bro! Love you!
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2016
Hey Mr. Richard, You are so missed and never forgotten! We had our Family Reunion, ten years later from the first time we met. Missed you just as much as we missed you the first time we got together. Hope you are having a blast with Uncle Abie. Our hearts break and miss the both of you so very much. Big hugs to both of you. Aunt Flo.  Scooter turns 36 in six days!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2016
Love and miss you Richard everyday and night you are in My and your Aunt Connie's prayers we know you are always looking down from Heaven with that big smile. Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie
Posted by Paul Montoya on December 3, 2015
Miss you my nephew, my friend. I miss you and look forward to the day when we all are together again-forever. Love you always.
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2015
Hey Richard, we sure have been thinking of you. Spoke to your Mom this morning. Told her how I woke thinking of you and how we brought you home from the hospital. Good memories! You were such a joy in all our lives, what a beautiful gift you were to all of us. You left ALL of us with wonderful memories in our hearts. Love you Forever! Miss you so much!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2015
Happy Birthday Richard I know you are celebrating with Granny and all the rest of our Loved ones in Heaven. All the Angels are probably smiling with you, Love and Miss you our Prayers are with you Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2015
Richie Rich! Happy Birthday lil man. You would've been 35 today. Damn that's old! Ha! No doubt you and your parents would be enjoying this day and I'm sure they still do. Love you forever bro. Forever in my heart and my memories. See you on the other side!
Posted by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2015
Hey Mr. Richard, you are still living strong in my heart. I can see your smiling face like it was yesterday. I even thought you had been in my house, I saw you twice and even spoke to you, it was awesome. I felt your tap on my shoulder, heard your voice saying its me "Richard." I looked for you but I know you were there smiling.  Maybe you know I miss you and think of you always, that is why you stopped in. Come back, be with us Saturday and listen to your family tell all your secrets. I know you will get a big kick out of it. We Love you so very much. Keep an eye on Scooter, he's getting older.
Posted by Paul Montoya on August 11, 2015
Today, ten years has gone, but your memory is alive and well. The many times we wish you were there with us, the many times we cried. If love could have saved you you never would have died, a heart of gold stopped beating two twinkling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts that day to show he only takes the best. Never a day goes by that your not in our hearts and thoughts. Love you always Richard.
Posted by Paul Montoya on August 11, 2015
Today, ten years has gone, but your memory is alive and well. The many times we wish you were there with us, the many times we cried. If love could have saved you you never would have died, a heart of gold stopped beating two twinkling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts that day to show he only takes the best. Never a day goes by that your not in our hearts and thoughts. Love you always Richard.
Posted by Penny Montoya on August 11, 2015
Ten years ago today we lost a very special person in our family. Lil Rich was not just a cousin to me, he was like my lil brother. The last year of his life he spent numerous nights at my home. We joked together, we laughed together we even fought like brother and sister. The more I bitched the more he smiled. I hope he knows that all that bitching was done out of love. He still makes me laugh today because his stories live on. He is not just a memory but a wonderful treasure that I will hold in my heart forever.
God has you in his arms Lil Rich and we will forever have you in our hearts. See you in Heaven cuz
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2015
Richard it is hard to believe that you left us ten years ago to be with our Farther in heaven but there is not a day that goes by that we sit and think of things you would say and that smile of yours touched everyone. Love and Miss you Prayers be with you Love Uncle Frank and Aunt Connie.
Posted by Penny Montoya on December 3, 2014
Happy B-Day Lil Rich! Sure miss you! Keep dancing up there in heaven, say hi to Granny for me! We love you cuz!
Posted by Paul Montoya on December 3, 2014
Thinking of you on your birthday, your kind mannerisms and joyful spirit are sure needed here, but I know your where our Lord wants you. I sometimes can sense you with Scooter and I when were reflecting back on memories of you. I know your looking over the lot of us, I know this because you always put others in front of you. I sure do miss you, but find solace in knowing your with God. Love always and forever!
Posted by Connie Montoya on December 3, 2014
Happy Birthday sweet Richard. I miss your smile and your sweet kind heart. you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I love and miss you so much.
Posted by Tammy Bragg on December 3, 2014
Cousin, I'm not sure where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday you were jumping in my car asking "where are we going?" Ha Ha! Man, that was such a fun night! I had never heard you sing before but boy, you were letting loose that night! I miss you so very much and think about you all the time. I love you very much.
Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2014
Hey Mr. Richard, busy morning today, I have tried leaving a message three times. Seems like I have had you on my mind the whole month of November. Just getting ready to check on your Mom. We miss you.
Nine years, time goes so fast, I will carry you forever in my heart!
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2014
Oh how I wish you were here. I wish we can have another. I wish we can see your smile. I wish we can be enamored with your love. I wish you a Happy Birthday. Love you cuzzo!
Posted by Francis Monyoya on December 3, 2014
Richard where have the years gone each and everyday you are in my thoughts and prayers Your Aunt Connie and Myself miss you dearly our Love and prayers will continue RIP Richard Love You
Posted by Francis Monyoya on August 11, 2014
Richard thinking of you Aunt Connie and I went by Saturday to visit your resting place, Prayers with you we both miss you very much. Everyday you are in our thoughts and prayers Love and God Bless You
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Posted by Flo Mestas on December 3, 2021
Forty one years today and I bet you are smiling down on us from the Heavenly skies. I bet your Uncle Abie was the first to sing to you this beautiful morning.
What a peace it brings me with mixed emotions of smiles and tears not only today but each time I speak of you or think of you. You were a big piece of our
hearts. Your wings were ready but our hearts were not ready to release you.
Forever loved. Forever missed.
Posted by jake padilla on December 3, 2021
FRI.DEC 3 2021  MY DEAREST NEPHEW  I.THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME,AS I DO OF YOUR AUNT CHELLA.MAY YOU BOTH REMAIN IN PEACE WITH THE GOOD LORD,UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.TIO JAKE
Posted by Chris Godinez on December 3, 2021
Thank you for sending a beautiful morning our way. It's a reminder of the happiness you carried with you and shared with all that knew you. There are moments when time freezes and memories of your time with us come to mind; it's always around football and basketball season when we had a lot of good times watching sports, these moments will always be with me as a reminder of your time on this side. We no doubt wish you were here and will always remember your contagious smile. Love you cousin, see you on the other side.
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Who you'd be today!

Shared by Flo Mestas on August 11, 2020

Scooter and I had a conversation yesterday about you, Richard!  We laughed and I know you
heard every word and laughed with us!.  We miss you buddy!  I asked Scooter would he still be thin or would he be fat? Scooter said thin!  Would his hair be thinning or would he still be a peludo?  Scooter really laughed and said always a Peludo!  I asked Scooter, would he have kids and Scooter said Oh yes, and I'd be the Godfather! So here's a little song hope it works!

I tried to load the song Who you'd be today, by Kenny Chesney. 
If you have the time listen to it.

Forever Remembered - Forever Missed

Shared by Rosie Miller on August 16, 2011

Richard came to us so fragile and sweet.  He was so tiny at birth and we all knew  he was special from the day he made his presence on this earth.  I rememer so many hysterically, funny, moments throughout his life as a little boy and later as a young man.  He was an example to us all on humility and kindness and he loved us all so much as we did him.  I am so grateful to have shared such a beautiful gift from God.  I miss you everday Richard and the ache in my heart has not subsided since the day your spirit left this earth.

A Crown With Many Jewels.

Shared by Paul Montoya on August 11, 2011

Richard was always happy, and I never knew him to be angry or hold a grudge towards anyone.  He loved life as much as those that were blessed to know him in turn loved him.  He was never one to complain about anything, and was always thankful for everything.  I hold him in high esteem, and know that God graced this Earth by sharing a miracle with us; although his life was not long lived his memory will be.  It seems as if only people such as Richard are here with us for only a short while, and it has become obvious to me why! Because God wants such individuals to be with him for he is the author of life, and determines how long we are to stay.  For Richard his life was short in years, but the Glory that he sent back to God by the manner in which he lived was more then what most people would be able to do in 100 years.  I don't pretend to know why Richards life was taken so tragically, perhaps it was to remind us of how Christs life was taken so tragically.  I know he served God, and when he returned to him in Spirit he was given a body that will never be sick, or grow old, or lack for anything; and on his head he wears a crown with many jewels symbolic of all that he did to glorify the name of Jesus, while he was here on Earth with us.  I suppose in short even when he was bad he was good, and as Christ said it is not what goes into ones body that defiles him, but what comes out that does.  Richard I know that you are here as I write these things about you, and can hardly wait until one day we can play some one on one again. Love Uncle Paul