Herman Garcia, 84, of Baxter Springs, Kan., died Monday, April 21, 2003, in Kansas.

He was born Dec. 6, 1918, in El Paso and grew up in San Diego.

Mr. Garcia attended Hoover High School with the famed Ted Williams and graduated in 1937.

He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii.

He married his sweetheart from San Diego, Alice L. Allen, and they were living on the edge of Hickum Field during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Mr. Garcia was a WWII and Korean War veteran who retired in Decmber 1960.

He worked in Revenue and Recovery of the San Diego District Attorney’s office.

After several years, he retired again and relocated to Baxter Springs, home of his current wife.

He and his wife Shirley were Idyllwild residents for several years before and after their retirement in San Diego.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janet Mayfield of Alpine and Judie Beran of San Diego; a son, Allen Garcia of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Ellen Garcia of La Mesa; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.