Suzi Marie Garcia (Pearce)1952 ~ 2011Our beautiful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Suzi Marie Garcia (Pearce), 59, passed away on Dec. 31, 2011 in Salt Lake City after a brave fight with cancer. She was our angel on earth and she will never be forgotten. Suzi was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Alvin E. and Thelma J. Pearce. She attended nursing school and loved working in labor and delivery. She was good at nearly everything she put herself to and had many career interests. She was a top saleswoman in real-estate, a talented florist and spent 30 plus years in retail. Her greatest joys in life were her family and pets and she was a fiercely loyal friend. She taught us love and compassion for all living things and she treated all people equally. She was a fearless advocate for the safety of animals, children and the elderly. She gave without expectation. She was the embodiment of grace, selfless caring and respect for mankind. She was a classy lady of style, grace, deep character and integrity who loved music, theatre and the arts, and enjoyed being in the sun and working in her garden.She is preceded in death by her father, mother and brother. She is survived by her husband Gene, son Jay, daughters Stacie and Anna and grandbeans Brock, Megan and Abbie. We are happy that she had a peaceful passing. We promised you we would never leave you or let anybody hurt you, Mom. We love you and will miss you until we meet again. Bye for now. Viewing will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at Garner Funeral Home, Salt Lake Mausoleum (1001 11th Ave.), at noon, followed by services and internment at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway) from 4 to 8 p.m.