Claudia Adriana Garcia Flemate
(1989 - 2017)

Claudia Adriana Garcia Flemate

Mexico City, Mexico
December 27, 1989

California, United States of America
May 31, 2017

This site is dedicated to Claudia Adriana Garcia Flemate.

There will be an open house memorial for Claudia on June 17th, 12pm-8pm at 180 Oak Brook Cir, San Jose, CA 95139. Please come join us if you can.

The last year of our Casa’s journey was marked by her courageous battle with cancer. But her 27-year journey began long before the past year, and reflecting on her full journey reminds us of the gift it was to have in our lives.

Since Claudia Adriana Garcia-Flemate lost her cancer battle on May 31, 2017, so many people have reached out to share stories of how she touched them with her kindness, honesty, optimism, wit, artistic abilities, and fierce devotion to the people she loved.

In passing, Claudia leaves behind her husband and best friend, Ron Grayson, and their beautiful children, Sam, 7, and Marisol, 10 months, all of Morgan Hill. She is also survived by her parents, Javier and Maria A. Garcia-Flemate, her sister Maria Fernanda “Fey” Garcia-Flemate and Fey’s longtime boyfriend Shane Carroll; her brother Xavier Garcia of San Jose; Ron’s mother, Stephanie Turco Grayson of San Jose, his uncle Joe Turco of Morgan Hill; and and his sister and her husband, Sara and Richie Ramos of San Jose. In addition, Claudia has many loving extended family members in Mexico, Arizona, Texas and other areas of California.

In Claudia’s battle with cancer, she shared in writing on Facebook, on Instagram, by text and in a blog, what she was learning in that journey. “I’ve learned and grown a lot. I’m a better fighter now,” she wrote. “I’ve found my voice by sharing my struggles online with other women who are just as scared as I am. I use my platform to talk about the hard subjects of dealing with the daily side effects that follow treatment. Together, we inspire each other and remind ourselves of our never-ending internal strength.”

That strength was within Claudia, throughout her life, even if she didn’t know it. But it became more powerful and inspiring as her battle raged. She was unflinching and transparent in talking not only about cancer, but also about her struggle with bipolar disorder. In writing her personal stories about both, she was refreshing in her honesty and openness, all with one motivation: to help others like her.

And her kindness was unmatched.

She also found comfort -- and selflessly comforted those around her, including family, friends, other women battling cancer and even the nurses and doctors treating her -- by focusing on the joy in the birth of her newborn baby, and in spending time with Ron and Sam, close friends and other family. She wanted to live life fully. The time together, she said, should be about “spending time together and creating long-lasting, happy memories.”

That was Claudia, and she found her match in Ron. Together, they loved to escape day-to-day life by taking trips with their “little family” -- favorites included Yosemite, Tahoe, Monterey. She’d also indulge Ron in his love of the Oakland A’s by suffering through baseball games with him, even though her passion was watching boxing, especially if Triple G was in the ring.

Claudia saw such good in others, and instantly recognized people who were authentic in their generosity and love. Luckily for those people, she gathered them into her orbit and never let go.

So Claudia, know that we will honor your spirit by never letting go of what you taught us. With time, maybe we can move on from the overwhelming grief of losing you so we can share with your children -- and remember ourselves -- the love, kindness and friendship you so generously shared with us during our short time together.

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I just wanted to leave my condolences and a comforting scripture. John 5:28 reads- 'Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." This speaks of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I know you don't know me but you and the family will be in my prayers. She was a remarkable woman.

When you have a chance, please visit www.jw.or for more comforting information that helped me during the loss of my mother.
Alisha Washington
October 16th, 2017
The Garcia family greatly impacted me early in my life. They taught me about myself and about life. Being friends with Claudia and Fey taught me so much about self expression, love, family, and values. At the time, my parents had a few dogs and she absolutely adored one that was named Gipper. Gipper was the most stubborn dog of the bunch, but he won Claudia's heart. We grew up playing in the outdoors of our neighborhood and in the trees of the Garcia's backyard. Having so much fun and laughter together. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia were so kind and caring and treated me as one of their own. When we had last spoken, we had talked about how she was eating so much healthier and felt joy in her family and her life. Claudia will be missed and holds a special place in my heart as a great friend.
Barbara Sandoval (Friend)
June 27th, 2017
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"I will never forget our summers growing up together. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten."
Laura Bischoff
June 16th, 2017
"We love you Claudia! You will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for a very handsome nephew and beautiful niece. I wish we could have another day with you. Love Sara and Richie"
Sara Ramos
June 16th, 2017
"Condolences to the family. May you all continue to receive strength and comfort during this most difficult time. God Bless."
Ron and Rebecca Cruz
June 15th, 2017
"Join us in celebrating Claudia’s life. Please "light a candle" and "sign the guest book" to share your memories of Claudia with her family. Also share your photos and videos."
Claudia & William Abraham
June 14th, 2017


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