Adina Christine Garcia-Premer was born to Victor and Trinidad Garcia on July 22nd, 1972 in Denver, Colorado. She was the second of five children in a vibrant, loving family. Throughout her childhood her parents and siblings knew her to be a diligent student and a passionate athlete, especially in her favorite sport of volleyball.

Adina attended the University of Northern Colorado where she pursued a degree in teaching during the school year and worked out of state selling books each summer. In spite of her accomplishments she was overcome by a sense of need. During this time she encountered the words of the Lord Jesus:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

This was a hard message for her because she wanted to come to Him on her own account and on her own terms. He asked her to come as she was. In time she yielded and placed her hope and trust in Him.

At the university Adina also met a young man named Brent. Over the course of several years they became close friends and eventually more. They were married on September 23rd, 1994 and welcomed four children into their family over the next ten years.

After graduating Adina taught briefly before making the difficult decision to devote herself completely to her growing family at home. Her husband and children were blessed by this devotion and the continual sacrifice it required.

Outside of the home Adina continued to pursue her love of volleyball both as a teammate and coach. As a teammate she craved long rallies and good competition more than winning, so much so that she would nearly always lose track of the score. As a coach she had a keen insight into the strengths of each player and how to use them for the benefit of the team. She was passionate about helping young players grow in both skill and character.

Adina had a heart for people and invested deeply in many relationships. She was a dear friend and a strong counselor.

In April of 2018 Adina suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. She survived but never fully recovered. Her heart became more and more weak until she had no option left but a heart transplant. She underwent the procedure in July of 2022 but it did not go well. She suffered numerous complications and, in spite of a monumental effort undertaken by countless doctors and nurses, she continued to decline. Early in the morning on August 19th, 2023 Adina died at home with her husband and children by her side.

Adina is survived by her husband, Brent Premer; her children, Keilah Hansen, Cade Premer, Grace Premer, and Rowan Premer; her siblings, Gabe Garcia, Hope Luttrell, Sophia Garcia, and Daniel Garcia. Adina was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Garcia and Trinidad Garcia.

A memorial service will be held for Adina:

Sunday, August 27th at 3:00 PM
Longmont Calvary
2101 Gay St, Longmont, CO 80501

Here is a link for the address in Google maps:

Here is a YouTube livestream link that should go live just before the memorial begins. It should also be available after the service for anyone who cannot join at the time of the event.

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13 thoughts on “Adina Christine Garcia-Premer”

  1. I loved having Adina as a volleyball club coach and overall mentor growing up with her as a constant loving presence in my life.

  2. Dear Brent and family, I am so sorry for this loss. Adina was a gentle warrior who I held in the highest regard. As usual, I wish we’d had more time together.
    I take comfort in knowing that Adina is in the arms of Jesus, and feels unfathomable peace, love, and comfort.

    1. I loved Adina. She was kind and tender and beautiful. She even sat with my husband while he was not well, and not long after, he passed.
      Adina once said to me “You two (Janis and Bill) are our competition regarding how close and affectionate a couple can be while sitting in church.” So cute! I met all the kids some time ago, and Adina said they had a blast attempting to frighten her by placing a faux-rodent I gave them, in different surprise places in the house. A good sport to the max! Wish we spent more time. I’m back in New England now.
      Loveliest tribute in your memory notes, Brent ❤️????❤️

  3. To my family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I send you all my love and pray for comfort and healing. To my beautiful cousin Dina, you will always be in my heart, I love you.

  4. Brent, Keilah, Cade, Grace and Rowan…I was saddened by news of Dina’s passing. So many fond memories of time spent with you and the extended family. I will forever hold onto those memories. She found peace from her struggles, but her presence will always be felt. You are in my thoughts.

    Such a beautiful picture of her and of the family.

    All my love,

  5. Adina was one of my first friends when I moved to Longmont, and welcomed me into her home and her life.
    She had a love for God’s word, and I enjoyed doing Bible studies with her.

  6. Adina was my neighbor who was the first to welcome me when I moved into my new home. Despite a big difference in our ages, she treated me as an equal and a friend. We sometimes shared a bottle of wine and, WOW, was she a great cook. Her chicken tortilla soup was spectacular. I will miss my friend very much.

  7. Dear Premer Family,
    I am grieving and rejoicing at the same time at the news of Adina’s passing. What a beautiful example of a mother, wife, friend, sister in Christ, teammate, coach…she has touched so many lives and I am grateful to have been one of them. I take comfort with confidence that we will be together again in eternity and if there is volleyball in heaven I want to be on her team!!!
    Hugs to you all,
    Stephanie Sturdevant

  8. Brent, I don’t have the words to express my feelings about Adina. Corrine and I just want share our sympathy and make sure you know that if there is anything that we can do, we are here for you.

  9. Adina was my high school volleyball coach and I feel so blessed to have had her as a coach, mentor, and role model. Adina was a wonderful leader for us not only as volleyball players but as growing women in our adolescent years and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the light, happiness, and advice she poured into all of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  10. Adina was my high school volleyball coach and I will never forget the impact she had on my life during that time and the countless, amazing characteristics and skills she embedded in me. Her smile and positive energy had the ability to take over the room, and influenced everyone to be as happy as she was. Her passion for volleyball was contagious, and the effort I saw her put into each individual showed how much she loved who she was coaching and how much she loved volleyball. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  11. As I sit here waiting for her service, I struggle with how someone who has so much life to live and gifts for others can be taken from us so soon! This will be a different journey for you all but there is hope. Keep faith. I will keep praying for all the family. Love to all!

  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I knew Adina from MOPS at Calvary. She was a mentor and friend during those days when we had preschoolers, Grace Elizabeth & Rowan and my Grace Elizabeth & Kenny. We got a kick out of the fact that we were both pregnant with girls, in the same MOPS group, both having the names Grace Elizabeth chosen for a girl. I was amazed that she and Brent had two older children. I admired the way she always seemed so calm, cool and collected, when I felt like I was losing my mind with a toddler and one in the oven. 🙂 It was always nice to run into her around town as years passed. I distinctly remember running into her at Elitch Gardens chasing Rowan around in the ball pit area on a sweltering hot day. Always full of love energy and adoration for her family.

    My Deepest Sympathies to each of you.

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