Salvador B. Garcia, 65, passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on September 29, 2021.
Salvador was born June 13, 1956, to loving parents, Eliseo and Angela in Michoacan, Mexico.
Not only is he loved by his family and friends, but he is loved by the city of Idaho Falls and beyond. It was his drive and ambition to succeed that helped build and pave a road for all the Hispanic and Latinos in this city. He will always be remembered as a brilliant entrepreneur and the pioneer of Hispanic businesses in the city of Idaho Falls. He has been credited as the first person to open multiple Hispanic businesses starting with a tortilla factory and carnitas shop in the early 80’s.
From there he brought this city its first taco truck and to this day many still consider it a tradition to get street tacos before or after a big game among high schoolers. Soon after that venture he introduced to this city freshly baked Mexican bread and pastries. He also brought this city its first Mexican meat market and restaurant to which he has been running for the past twenty years. Garcia’s Meat Market will forever be his legacy and his accomplishments will never be forgotten
A Rosary service will be held Monday, October 4th, at 6 pm at Buck Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 5th at 11 am at Christ the King Catholic Church, interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.