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June 14th, 2021

christopher garciaULYSSES – Christopher D’Ray Garcia, 14, died Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. 

He was born Nov. 13, 2006 to Paul Garcia and Mireya Soto in Ulysses.

He was a student at Kepley Middle School in Ulysses, where he participated in track, basketball, football and cross country. 

He loved to cook and hang out with his family. 

He made friends easily and also enjoyed drawing. 

Survivors include his father; mother, Mireya Soto and husband, Evelio Lopez, Garden City; brothers, Paul Garcia, Ulysses, and Alan Garcia, Ulysses; sisters, Atalia Garcia, Ulysses, Lily Garcia, Ulysses, Georgiana Lozano, Garden City, Noel Lopez, Garden City, and Zoe Lopez, Garden City; grandparents: Francisca Soto and Ricardo Rodriguez, Mexico, and Mary Jaramillo, Dodge City; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

• Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Grant County Civic Center Walker Auditorium in Ulysses, with Reverend Aneesh Parappanattu, MSFS presiding.  The service will also be streamed on Garnand Funeral Home’s Facebook page. 

Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses. 

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 and from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, with the Vigil Service and Rosary beginning at 7:30 PM all at the Grant County Civic Center Walker Auditorium. 

Memorials are suggested to the Christopher Garcia Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. 

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