Monica Garcia, 18, of North Platte left this earth on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Monica was born to Yvonne Niess and Sergio Garcia, Sr. on Nov. 16, 2001 in Fargo, N.D. She grew up in Fargo and Angola, Ind., where she attended elementary school. Her middle school years were spent in Williston, North Dakota, then high school in North Platte where she graduated early with the Class of 2020.

While in school, Monica worked at local motels and the movie theater. She was extremely smart, artistic, kind hearted and sensitive. Her family was important to her and she loved them. Monica was inspired and loved everyone she came across. Her smile was infectious and she was a beautiful girl and amazing daughter who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her mom, Yvonne Niess of Loganville, Ga.; dad, Sergio Garcia, Sr. of Mexico; grandparents, John and Linda Niess of North Platte; siblings, Perla Duenas of Loganville, Sergio Garcia, Jr. (Lily) of North Platte, John Garcia of Elko, Nev., and Christian (Sydney) Garcia of Fargo; uncle, Mick (Dawn) Niess of Washington; and other family.

Monica was preceded in death by her stepdad, Osvaldo Duenas.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Online condolences may be shared at

Her memorial book may also be signed at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.