Death and funerals (11/03/12)
Nicolette Ann Garcia
Nicolette Ann Garcia, also known as Nichol Moreno or “Nikki Sixx,” age 46, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Nichol was born Aug. 23, 1966, and was raised in Belen, and lived in Albuquerque for the past 28 years.
Nichol was little Miss New Mexico at the age of 9 years old, a cheerleader for Belen High School, where she graduated in 1984 and a member of Holy Family Church.
She worked for the county of Valencia for two years and then with the Department of Labor, where she retired after 25 years.
Nichol believed in living life to the fullest and was always the life of the party. She had fun at whatever she encountered; she was strong willed and willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.
She loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, traveling and the Dallas Cowboys. Nichol will be greatly missed and never forgotten. She was a devoted daughter, sister, niece, auntie, cousin, friend and neighbor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Moreno; father, Tony “Red” Garcia; and niece, Jana Justin Garcia. Nichol is survived by her mother, Erlinda Garcia; sister, Magdalena “Maggie” Garcia; and brothers, Jose “Joey Hawaiian” Garcia and Andre “Dre Dog” Garcia. She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Enrica, Tiffany, Remigio “Remi,” Luis and Felicia Rae Garcia; great-nephews and nieces, Jana Justin Martinez, Robert Chavez, Ron “Luis,” Serenity Lynn Wilson, Aragon Budick, Katarina, Bear, Roman, Turk and Madrina; and her very special Godmother, auntie Sylvia Garcia. Nichol was also blessed with 20 wonderful uncles, aunties and many cousins and friends.
A viewing will be held at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. A final visitation will be held on at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow at the Eagle Park Community Center.
Pallbearers will be her immediate nephews and nieces, Helen Gallegos, Leonella “Leo” Martinez, Cecilia “CC” Frank and Jackie Burgess.
Gifts to the alter will be by Frankie and Lupe Garcia and Angela Vasquez. A reading will be by Kathryn Baldonado, Barbara Lynn Baldonado and Pricilla Tarin.
Sign Nichol’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
William Graves Monsarrat
William Graves Monsarrat, age 76, a resident of Bosque, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29.
He was a member of the Rio Grande Mule and Donkey Association, where he rode his donkey on trail rides, and a lifetime member of the American Miniature Horse Association, raising and showing miniature horses since 1990.
He moved to Bosque 16 years ago after retiring from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, where he was an aeronautical engineer, designing aircraft engines, both commercial and military. He loved to boat and fish in the ocean; maybe that’s where he’s gone.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Phyllis Thoms Monsarrat, born in Colberg, Canada; and Nicholas Graves Monsarrat, born in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Monsarrat from Bosque; brother, Nocholas T. Monsarrat, from Glastonbury, Conn.; brother, Peter Monsarrat, from Riverside, R.I.; son, Micheal Monsarrat, from Sherman, Conn.; daughter, Jane Labreque, from Windsor, Conn.; stepson, Frank R. Hill, from Shrewsbury, Mass.; and daughter, Valerie Cook, from Albuquerque.
A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 2, at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, Friday.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.