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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Soila Reyna Garza

18 September, 193912 May, 2020
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Soila Reyna Garza, 80, of Watauga passed away May 12, 2020. Soila was born in Mission, Texas on September 18, 1939 to parents, Angelita and Celestino Reyna. She was oldest of 5 children.

At the young age of 16, she met her husband, Isidoro, and married soon after. She and her husband were blessed to have a large family. Many great memories were made as she cooked her family's favorite meals. She had a green thumb and always enjoyed taking care of her plants. Soila always loved children, and for many years worked as a daycare teacher where she enjoyed spending her time surrounded by little ones. Later she worked at Target for a couple of years. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend will be dearly missed by those blessed to have shared in her life journey.

Funeral Service will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 10:00a.m. followed by visitation until 1:00p.m. Regretfully, as our nation faces this health crisis, services will be by invitation only. She will be laid to rest at a private graveside service at Bourland Cemetery. Soila is preceded in death by her husband, Isidoro Garza Sr., and daughters, Belinda, Jane and June, and grandson, Matthew Garza.

She is survived by her children, Isidoro Garza Jr., and wife, Donna, Richard Garza, Moses Garza, John Garza, Reuben Garza, Roxanne Garcia and husband, Rick, Melissa Garza; grandchildren, Lisa Freed, Cody Garza, Amber Brownlee, Brandie Garza, Richard Garza Jr., April Garza, Michelle Ribera, Anthony Ribera, Moses Garza Jr., Devyn Searles, Micah Garza, Hunter Garza, Marcus Garcia, Mercedes Garcia, Kasaundra Garza, Damian Padilla, Juan Garza and 16 great-grandchildren, brother,Arturo Reyna and Ernesto Reyna; sisters, Norma Ramirez, and Yolanda Franco; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Soila is survived by her children, Isidoro Garza Jr., and wife, Donna, Richard Garza, Moses Garza, John Garza, Reuben Garza, Roxanne Garcia and husband, Rick, Melissa Garza; grandchildren, Lisa Freed, Cody Garza, Amber Brownlee, Brandie Garza, Richard Garza Jr., April Garza, Michelle Ribera, Anthony Ribera, Moses Garza Jr., Devyn Searles, Micah Garza, Hunter Garza, Marcus Garcia, Mercedes Garcia, Kasaundra Garza, Damian Padilla, Juan Garza and 16 great-grandchildren, brother,Arturo Reyna and Ernesto Reyna; sisters, Norma Ramirez, and Yolanda Franco; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    Soila is preceded in death by her husband, Isidoro Garza Sr., and daughters, Belinda, Jane and June, and grandson, Matthew Garza.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Garza Sr.
  • Richard Garza Jr.
  • John Garza
  • Moses Garza
  • Cody Garza
  • Anthony Brownlee

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, 17 May , 2020

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 17 May , 2020

Memories

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Shirley Cannon

May 19, 2020

I only knew her for only a short time. She always said kind words to me. I know her family will miss her so much. She has been in my prayers.
You have my deepest Sympathy.


Roxanne Garcia

May 18, 2020

Thank you everyone who submitted your memory of my mom Soila , I was hurting so so bad when she passed away, but hearing on how she impacted others lives with her humor and laughter, makes me proud to be her daughter .. my mom was strong, she endured so much in her life and yet she still came out smiling with her head up high. She told me that I am a strong woman,.. I said to her, no mom,. You are strong, you just made me a strong woman. Long Live my moms legacy.. My Reyna My Queen...♥️😇

Sally Franco

May 18, 2020

My memories of Tia Soila and the family go back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I have movies in my head of our families living together when I was one or two years old, cousin Belinda teaching me to wash my hands and telling me bedtime stories (a scary one about King Solomon nearly cutting a baby in half. How relieved I was that he changed his mind.), Janie and me cuddling under the blankets.
When we were older, us kids (Isidoro, Richard, John, Moses, Jane, my brother Michael, and all the rest of the gang) would pile into one car to go see a movie at the theater (Xanadu was a big one). Seatbelts weren’t a thing yet.
We’d jam to the Bee Gees while Mom and Tia Soila cooked, a pile of tortillas and a “guisado de carne y arroz en el sartén,” the dads outside having a beer and watering the plants.
Later we’d meet up with the other cousins, Lupe (Pito) and Randy, and play records in their room while the grownups did whatever grownups did back then at Tio Arturo and Tia Elida's (Lele's) house. We were too absorbed in our own stuff to know what they were up to.
The one thing I remember most about Tia Soila is her laugh. Tia Soila’s laugh used to ripple through the house and make us come running to see what was so funny. She was the bubbles in our soda pop. We thought those days would last forever. In my mind, they always will.

Amber Brownlee

May 17, 2020

Solia was my grandma! And she was the best kind of grandma you can have. She was kind
and sweet and could bring a smile to
Anyone’s face. I will never forget her or that every time she saw me she asked if I permed
my hair and can she have my curls. Grandma
Always spoke about love and forgiveness and never to hate.
I hope I can carry this on and make her proud. I miss you my Soilita
With all my love your darling
Amber

Rhonda (Reyna) Handlon

May 17, 2020

To my dearest Tia Soila,
Well, today is the day we gather from all around (remotely due to these challenging times) to thank you & praise you for being such a wonderful person! You will never be forgotten because you had a special smile, sense of humor, spunk & laughter (just like your brother, my dad). I remember the two of laughing together so much that I would laugh also, but didn’t really know exactly what you all were laughing about, so that’s how awesome the laughing was most of the time! I always remember your laughter & your love for my Avon books/cosmetics & jewelry especially the lipstick 💄 .. you used to say “mija, give me some of those free Avon mimi sample lipsticks & let me try on those ring sizers so I can get me some stuff to look good.” I remember sending/mailing you packages to your apt! I will treasure these memories forever! I will look up to heaven, blow heavenly kisses to you & know You are now the brightest star with red lipstick & shiny jewelry up there! You are looking good! Thank you for being a wonderful aunt/Tia!
Tia Soila! R.I.P.
See ya.., until we meet again!
Your niece, Rhonda (& her 2 grown daughters , Kaitlyn & Kristyn & my 3 grandkids) and rest of the Reyna family/Garcia

Rachel Reyna-Walker and sons AJ & Tyler Walker

May 16, 2020

My dear Tia Soila will be deeply missed. She was a super cool lady with an amazing sense of humor. I loved her laugh and I think I got my “I don’t care what anyone thinks, I’m gonna be me” attitude from her! She was a talker too and one time after I moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area she rode back home with me after visiting in Amarillo. I tell you what, there was no way I was gonna fall asleep on that trip because she talked for 6 hours straight! I think I got a couple of mm hmm’s in though! Lol I will forever treasure that trip home with her and will wait for the day that we can see each other again and I can hear that wonderful laugh of hers.
❤️🙏🏻❤️

We love our Tia Soila

Isidoro, Donna, and Kids

May 16, 2020

To my mom, best friend, and wonderful mother, caring grandmother that could always make us laugh, no matter what.
Mom, thank you for always being an amazing role model. For keeping us together as long as you did, and for being our rock. Thank you for your unconditional love and support.
To our grandmother, thank you for sharing your funny stories, your memories, sharing about grandpa, and always making us laugh along the way. We will always cherish the good memories we made while we visited you. Grandma, a favorite memory we shared with you was when you came to visit us, and spent the night. I was supposed to be asleep, but was too excited to listen. Spending more time and reaching under your pillow I learned about dentures at the early age of six. To my surprise you said "Mijo those are my teethsies under my pillow". (Cody)We will always remember all the laughter that you filled our hearts with. Amber and Brandie will always cherish memories of spending time with you, they will be remembered as the most treasured moments now.
You will be deeply missed, but not forgotten. You will be always in our hearts, till' we see you again!

Lilly Reyna

May 16, 2020

We will miss her deeply because we love her so!! There will be a place in our hearts to hold her memories always with the rest of our loved ones! We Thank YOU GOD for allowing her to be part of us. Until we meet again in YOUR HEAVENLY Glory, Amen!!

Grandma April

May 16, 2020

Grandma My sweet

May 16, 2020

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