EDH senior reflects on life, unique career
El Dorado Hills resident Steve Garcia reflected on his life and years working at Champ Tractors, which would become John Deere. He hand-mixed the distinctive green-yellow color scheme. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick
On the eve of El Dorado Hills resident Steve Garcia’s 91st birthday last month he talked with Village Life about how a Colorado native ended up out West, where he’d raise six children with his late wife Maxine and work 30 years in the painting department at John Deere, hand-mixing its distinctive color scheme long before computers did the job.

“He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth … far from it,” Garcia’s grandson-in-law, El Dorado Hills resident Vincent Malabo said.

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