Tuesday, July 4, 2017
2:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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Life Story / Obituary


On July 2, 2017, a bell rang and an angel got her wings.

Barbara Louise (Bale) Garcia was born in Douglas, MI, to Walter and Shirley Bale. She was a longtime hairdresser and cosmetologist in the Lakeshore area. Her passions included gardening, reading, arts and crafts and most of all, her family. She was very active in the local VFW and in several Veterans organizations.

She is survived by her husband Mike Garcia, son Jay (Kelly) Berg of Ohio, granddaughters Jessica and Miranda Berg of Holland, brothers Clare, David and Don Bale, and sister Donita MacDonald, the extended Garcia family, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, brother Richard Bale, sister Diane Landry, and her niece Jennifer (Bale) McKenney.

Services were held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI.