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Vancene May (Meaker) Dominguez Garcia

Vancene May (Meaker) Dominguez Garcia, passed away peacefully at her home on April 15, 2019, she reached the end of a valiant 12 year battle with cancer. She was born May 25, 1950 in Groom, Texas to Earl Meaker and Iris (Beason) Schweitzer. She fell in love her high school sweetheart and married Antonio Raul Dominguez Sr. on Dec 1, 1967 who preceded her in death on Feb 21, 1992. She fell in love once more and married her husband Leo Garcia on Jan. 6, 2001.

Vancene shared her love through guidance to all of her family, friends, and coworkers. She worked many years in Banking and the Funeral Industry with some of the best in the business. After the funeral home she retired and enjoyed her time with family, lunches with old coworkers and high school classmates, and cuddling with her three doggies (Maggie + Harley + Coal).

Her life was a living example of the bible verse, Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength”.

Vancene is survived by her husband Leo Garcia, her brothers Anthony (Norma) Meaker, James Schweitzer; stepfather James (Candee) Schweitzer; sisters in law,  Linda Dominguez,  Teeta, Patricia, and Junie;

her daughter Vanessa Sumrall; sons Antonio Jr. (Jessica) Dominguez and Victor (Bridget) Dominguez; stepdaughter Monica (Kevin) Smart; grandchildren, Alyssa Dominguez, Ryan Sumrall, Hailey Dominguez, Cayla Sumrall, Victoria Dominguez, Vincente Dominguez, and Desirae Dominguez; step grandchildren Leo Smart and Cristy Smart; plus great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. All of them she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us celebrating her life on Saturday May 25, 2019.  11am at Bueler Mortuary Chandler, 14 W Hulet Drive, Chandler AZ 85225.



  • Kara Marsh Posted May 12, 2019 3:09 AM

    Vancene was a wonderful friend for 28 years..My heartfelt condolences to her family! I look forward to seeing her in Heaven.

  • Donna Hemmingsen Posted May 13, 2019 1:20 PM

    I met Van and her mother Iris at Pioneer Park in the 70’s. We were playing a concert and the two of them came up and loved on us – loved our music. That started a friendship that lasted until this day! We even wrote a song for one of her family members. I had lunch with her and Lee a couple years back, and last visited her at her house and her spirits were always positive. We decided the next time we got together we’d go have Mexican food…..We had talked online a month before she passed. She will always have a special place in my heart. I loved her and her family and will miss her laugh and conversation. Looking forward to reuniting in Heaven with her dear soul. Thank you to Victor and family for communicating with all of us. xoxo

  • Mare Wright Posted May 15, 2019 4:19 PM

    I loved Van very much. She was a wonderful person. I remember when I was younger and she lived next door at barrio Juarez we had a good ole time!

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