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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Garza

23 June , 19238 July , 2019

Mary Garza, age 96, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 in Round Rock, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St Francis Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., July 11, at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Mary was born on June 23, 1923 to Francisco Garza and Maria (Velez) in Marlin, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco and moved to Round Rock to live with her daughter Connie Cantu De Leon and husband Lee. She was married to Valeriano Cantu who preceded her in death. She was baptized as a Catholic. Mary raised her children in the Salvation Army, where she served as a Treasurer for the Home League Ladies. She loved the Lord and went on mission trips to Mexico with the Baptist Church. She also became a member of PromiseLand Church in Austin, TX where she attended in her last years. Mary picked cotton in the fields, worked at the cleaners, cafeterias, and did housekeeping work for the hotels. Her calling was to do the Lord’s work and she did her best to be His hands and feet in helping others. She was also a volunteer for the Good Samaritan in Marlin, TX. More than anything she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them especially during her Birthday Celebrations and holidays. She was the Matriarch who brought everyone together. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Andy Garza and Frank Garza; sisters Concha Garza, Carlos Garza and Elvira Ortiz, her ex-husband Valeriano Cantu, son, Rudolph (Rudy) Cantu, Granddaughter Mia Ramirez. Survivors include her daughter Dora Cantu, Austin, TX; son Valeriano Cantu Jr. and wife Anna, Waco, TX; Olga Gonzales and husband Andres Reyna, Waco,TX, and daughter Connie Cantu De Leon and husband Lee. Her sister, Julia Morin and her brother Raymond Garza. She had 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews; She was influential to everyone she came in contact with. Our mother’s smile, advice, sense of humor will be missed and our hearts ache but we rejoice in knowing that she is with Our Lord and Savior and has Eternal Life. The family would like to thank the many Caregivers, one in particular Pricilla Lopez, who took care of our Mama. Also, in her last days we thank the staff at Baylor Scott & White hospital in Round Rock who took wonderful care of her.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Andy Garza and Frank Garza; sisters Concha Garza, Carlos Garza and Elvira Ortiz, her ex-husband Valeriano Cantu, son, Rudolph (Rudy) Cantu, Granddaughter Mia Ramirez.

    Survivors include her daughter Dora Cantu, Austin, TX; son Valeriano Cantu Jr. and wife Anna, Waco, TX; Olga Gonzales and husband Andres Reyna, Waco,TX, and daughter Connie Cantu De Leon and husband Lee. Her sister, Julia Morin and her brother Raymond Garza. She had 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 11 July , 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, 11 July , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 12 July , 2019

Memories

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Peggy Burghardt

10 July 2019

A jewel of the rarest of beauty, intriguing woven with the tender tapestry of threads: sparkling sapphire, radiant ruby, elegant emerald, dazzling diamond & peaceful pearl! Her smile was so full of love & her spirit was so calming. I am so sorry for your loss! May God richly & supremely comfort & bless her precious family!

Connie DeLeon

10 July 2019

Mama you will be missed and Loved Forever. You were the Best Mama who was chosen by the Lord and I am thankful for our time together. My hope is to be able to continue the journey that you instilled and be the hands and feet for Our Lord. As we learned in the Salvation Army, “Trust and Obey”. Until I see you again, I Love you -Connie

Lee DeLeon

10 July 2019

Mom loved birthday cake.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY