ANTHONY "T.J." GARCIA
Chief Operating Officer, Lead Funeral Director & Embalmer
Anthony “T.J.” Garcia is our Chief Operating Officer & Lead Funeral Director and has been in Funeral Service most of his life. He is currently a Firefighter in Mesa County. T.J. is also a past Deputy Coroner for a County on the Western Slope of Colorado. He has worked in the medical field as an E.M.T. for San Regional Medical Center on the ambulance service, and was also a Field Deputy Medical Investigator for the Office of the Medical Investigator in New Mexico. He finds helping others in need or someone who has had a loved one die a personal calling for him. According to T.J., the ability to provide a final act of service for someone’s loved one is one of the most fulfilling things in his life. He is humbled and honored to be able to serve the families and people in need. T.J., has great knowledge, experience and professionalism in the funeral industry and is able to share that with the each family he services.
T.J., takes and has get pride in his work. He worked for the two of New Mexico’s largest family owned and operated funeral home companies, French Funeral and Cremation Services with 9 Locations, and Daniel’s Family Funeral Service with 11 Locations. He has also worked for one of the largest Funeral Companies in the nation in Arizona before moving to the Grand Junction area. While working for a corporate funeral home company T.J. quickly understood that the commission/bonus compensation of the corporate firms did not match his philosophy of supporting the bereaved. He had a goal of creating a funeral homes where the primary goal is to serve the families of the deceased with support and compassion at affordable prices.
When T.J. and his family took over ownership of Grand Valley Funeral Homes their goals are to provide high quality service, affordable burial and cremations options and a personalized funeral service. Most of all help and walk families through the process of a funeral arrangement and services according to there customs traditions and/or beliefs.
In T.J.’s spare time you’ll find him spending time with family, friends, little Allie and enjoying the great outdoors and being active. T.J. mostly enjoys what the Great State of Colorado has to offer.