Paula (Carmichael) Garcia passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 into the Loving arms of Jesus just three days shy of her 93rd birthday, due to complications from a stroke.
Private services will be held and burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery near Rittman, Ohio. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
Paula was born May 22, 1928 in Burgin, Kentucky and was the daughter of Jake and Helen (Smith) Carmichael. She married Tony Garcia in 1948 and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2016. Although she had lived most of her adult life in the Cincinnati area, her heart never left Kentucky.
In Paula's younger years, she catered themed parties at the Kenwood Country Club, where her husband was the Bar Manager. She was an excellent cook and butter cookie baker. In recent years she found lots of enjoyment looking through old family photo albums reminiscing about the good old days and dreaming of one day going to Scotland. Paula loved President Donald Trump, going shopping, and telling everyone her infamous "when I was 6 years old" Hot Toddy recipe story.
Surviving are her two daughters and their spouses, Angie (Ronald) Alexander of Millersburg, Ohio and Theresa (Larry) Sutherland of Blanchester, Ohio; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jamie (Brandee Hall) Alexander, Tiffany (Jerry) Rouse and Jake (Rachel Fair) Alexander all of Millersburg; six great-grandchildren, Madison Rouse (Chas Morris), Jed Alexander (Makayla Palm), Nadia Rouse (Major Mackey), Alicia Alexander, Kale Alexander and Gavin Alexander; two great-great grandchildren, Finlee Bowen Morris and Mazlee Arrow Morris; her sister, Ruby Willoughby of Bowling Green, Kentucky; her brother, Jack Carmichael of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and five nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony; siblings, Marshall Carmichael and Frankie Carmichael; and her stillborn son, Michael Joseph Garcia.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt Thank You to the entire staff at Majora Lane Care Center, our community is truly blessed to have you all a part of it; to Nadia Rouse for the way you lovingly took care of her, always making her smile and for being your grandma's best friend; to her "granddaughter" Cailyn Miller for loving her like she was your own family; to her special nephew, Kenny who always called to check on her; and to Crossroads Hospice for all the love shown and around the clock care and support that was given over these last few days. The words thank you do not seem to be enough for what you all have done for our family, our cup runneth over.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5 NIV
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