Manny was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in San Diego, Texas. He attended Grade School in Banquette, Texas and High School in Alice, Texas.
He joined the Army in 1960 and received an Honorable Discharge in 1963. Shortly after that he met Wanda Kitterman and her daughter Holly Burke. When they married in 1965 the three became a family and began their life together in Oroville, Wash. They soon welcomed the twins Michael and Mitchel Garcia in 1966 and 1971 they had another son Kory Garcia.
Manny worked for many years at the Post Office in Oroville. He played Base Guitar in the evenings at many local events and music halls to support his family. He also worked in many of the Apple Sheds driving truck and delivering apples all over the Pacific Northwest. Later in life he worked for the US Border Patrol in Calexico, Calif. where he received an Outstanding Performance Rating for discovering drugs being smuggled into the U.S.
He passed away the day before Easter at the VA Hospital in Spokane, Wash. after a short illness. There will be a celebration of his life in Oroville, Wash. at the American Legion 1105 Apple Way Ave. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. Music and a light snack will be provided.