George Emmanuel Garcia, Sr.

RONAN — George Emmanuel Garcia, Sr., was born in St. Ignatius on May 13, 1945, and went to be with his loving Savior on November 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Trinidad and Annie (Courville) Garcia. He was the youngest of eight and a member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribe. 

He was also a faithful member of 50 years of the First Baptist Church of Polson, doing many ministries. 

He worked hard to provide for his family. Some of his jobs were carpentry, logging, welding, road construction and many other jobs.

He had a passion for hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. His most important passion was talking to people about his Lord and serving Him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Trudie, of 57 years and six children: Robin (Ron) Hardy, Gayle (Richard) Johnston, George, Jr. (Toni) Garcia, James (Karen) Garcia, Michael (Lorraine) Garcia, Carl (Mandee) Lozeau, many foster children, 2 brothers- Lyle Garcia and Donald Garcia. He had many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents and five siblings. George will forever be missed by his family, church family and friends. 

Memorial services for George were held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Polson First Baptist Church. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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