MILLER — Christine L. Garcia, 56, of Miller, died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.
Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Miller, with the Rev. Mark Johnsen officiating. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller, at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.
Christine (Chris) Louise Slunecka was born on May 9, 1957, to Robert and Doris (Morris) Slunecka in Redfield. She graduated from Miller high school in 1975.
On May 9, 1981, she married Angel Garcia.
She enjoyed music, movies, dogs, raising livestock, gardening, home improvement projects and being outdoors.
She was honored at the 1999 Hand County Relay for Life. The city of Miller proclaimed Aug. 20 and 21, 1999, as Christine Garcia Day.
She is survived by Angel Garcia of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Xavier (Mariah) Garcia of Miller; three grandchildren; her parents, Robert and Doris Slunecka of Miller; two siblings, Kay Lynn Burnham of Highmore and Brenda (Bill) Becker of Redfield; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller is in charge of arrangements.
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