Renée C. Byer/rbyer@sacbee.com

Sabrina Tavares, 18, and her mother, Shirley Tavares, recall Eliseo Garcia, their grandfather and father, respectively, on Wednesday in the Amador County town of Volcano. Garcia, 79, had promised to attend Sabrina's graduation from Amador High in Sutter Creek. Despite ill health, he drove from Dayton, Nev., for the June 7 commencement. "He made a promise, and keeps his promises," Shirley Tavares said. "He was the most loving man you will ever meet." Garcia died June 10.

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