Simon Colin Garcia, age 84, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024 at his residence.
Simon was born Saturday, February 18, 1939 in Tzitzio, Mexico to the late Leonardo Olvera and Francisca Garcia. He worked in construction as a brick mason for most of his life and was of the Catholic faith. Simon enjoyed singing, storytelling and was an avid coffee drinker. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of thirty years, Audelia Boyzo Ramirez; stepfather, Francisco Colin; four sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by nine children, Audelia Colin Boyzo, Martha Colin Boyzo, Martin Colin Boyzo, Jose Colin Boyzo, Emma Colin Boyzo, Avigail Colin Boyzo, Simon Colin Boyzo, Jesus Colin Boyzo and Angelica Colin Boyzo; sister, Aurora Olvera Garcia and thirty-five grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at his residence, 116 Greenwood Street, Forest City on Tuesday, February 6th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 7th at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Herbert Burke officiating. Interment will follow in the Alexander Cemetery.