Alexandria D’nae Garcia “Ali” 22, of Lubbock passed away Saturday September 17, 2022, at Covenant Hospital. A visitation will be held Sunday September 25, 2022, 5-8 p.m. at Grace Funeral Care Inc. 6604 Interstate 27. A service celebrating her life will take place Monday September 26, 2022, 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Worship Center 1102 70th Street with Pastor Joshua Lucio, officiating. She will be laid to rest at the East Mound Cemetery in Matador Tuesday September 27, 2022, 12 p.m.
Ali was born October 20, 1999, in Lubbock, Texas to Alex Garcia and Kathy Raetz.
She attended Monterey High School, where she met the love of her life Michael Ortega. It was then that became friends thus falling in love with one another. Ali and Michael knew from the beginning they would one day build a family and spend life together. Since becoming highs school sweethearts, they on March 8, 2016, welcomed their daughter; IIyanna. The birth of their baby girl made them complete. This became an unbreakable bond.
Alexandria enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She loved going on “mother-daughter” dates for food, mani, and pedi’s. Ali also enjoyed bonding with her daughter; IIy by taking her for snacks and movies. She in her spare time would be often taken on dates by Michael in which she loved doing and always made sure she looked good when “stepping” out. Ali had an eye for fashion, clothes, makeup, and hair. She would always do her hair and makeup no matter the occasion. As you can see, she simply enjoyed life and being with those she loved. Movie nights with Mikey and IIy was her favorite.
Aside from family, she worked as a bartender at CC’s and was good at it. She was looking forward to returning to CC’s once they reopened.
Ali is preceded in death by her grandparents; William and Josie Raetz and paternal grandfather; Tony Garcia.
Those left to cherish her memory, fiancé; Michael Ortega Jr, daughter; IIyanna Ortega, father; Alex Garcia of Lubbock, mother; Kathy Raetz (Teddy) of Matador, mother-in law; Stephanie Casas, father-in law; Michael Ortega Sr. of Lubbock, brothers; Jonathan Raetz (Marisella), Brandon Garcia of Lubbock, nephew; Jonathan Raetz of Matador, sister in-law; Hailie Ortega (Julian), brother in-law; Issach Ortega (Esmeralda), uncle; Clinton Raetz (Michelle) of Matador and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Service entrusted to the professionals of Grace Funeral Care Inc.