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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Lou Garza

November 6, 1950July 4, 2019
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Maria Louisa (Mary Lou) Garza, 68, of Corpus Christi, passed away on July 4, 2019. She was born in Kingsville where she grew up surrounded by a very large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She earned degrees in Education from Texas A&I and University of Houston. Mary Lou touched thousands of young people both as a teacher and school counselor until her retirement. She was an avid reader, passionate artist and enjoyed researching her family’s geneology.

She loved to travel and was known for hosting large parties for family and friends. Her sense of humor and fun-loving personality will forever be missed by those that loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Ybarra Trevino; her father, Gabriel R. Trevino; her brother, Luis Antonio Trevino and her youngest daughter, Marisa Ruiz.

She is survived by her beloved husband, David G. Garza; daughters, Rosa Lee Smith (Craig), Camille Ruiz, Irene Martinez (David), son David V. Garza (Denise); grandchildren, Danielle Dominguez, Paige Milligan, Faith Garza and Jason Gomez, and one great-granddaughter Mia Moore. She is also survived by her sisters, Gloria Villarreal (Pete), Esther Perez, Consuelo Espino (Salvador); sisters-in-law, Raquel Pruneda (Alex) and Irma Trevino (Jesse); brother-in-law, Carlos Garza (Julie) and 10 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Kingsville with burial to follow at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • David G. Garza, Husband
  • Rosa Lee Smith (Craig), Daughter
  • Camille Ruiz, Daughter
  • Irene Martinez (David), Daughter
  • David V. Garza (Denise), Son
  • Danielle Dominguez, Grandchild
  • Paige Milligan, Grandchild
  • Faith Garza, Grandchild
  • Jason Gomez, Grandchild
  • Mia Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Gloria Villarreal (Pete), Sister
  • Esther Perez, Sister
  • Consuelo Espino (Salvador), Sister
  • Raquel Pruneda (Alex), Sister-in-law
  • Irma Trevino (Jesse), Sister-in-law
  • Carlos Garza (Julie), Brother-in-law
  • Irene Ybarra Trevino, Mother
  • Gabriel R. Trevino, Father
  • Luis Antonio Trevino, Brother
  • Marisa Ruiz, Daughter
  • Mrs. Garza also leaves10 nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, July 11, 2019

Memories

Mary Lou Garza

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Connie Gonzalez - Ramirez

July 10, 2019

My condolences to your family MaryLou. Im so sorry that you have left this world still so young . You and I were childhood friends in Kleberg School. I loved you then and we met up in Houston once. I read of your children and your sisters and and saw your Moms picture 97 yrs when she passed. You were my good friend as children I loved you lil girl with her flute. Looks like you had a very full life with children, grandchildren, career and husband. May you rest in peace now and be at the right hand of the Lord. Go in peace. Your friend Connie.

Sonya Powell

July 9, 2019

My dear, sweet Aunt Mary Lou:

What a blessing you were to touch so many lives. Everyone felt so comfortable in your presence. Your sincerity, empathy, great sense of humor, and having a pure joy and love for life will always be remembered. You were a wonderful aunt and a fantastic friend. You lived life to its fullest and you will be greatly missed by many.

Our heartfelt prayers are with Uncle David and family, with our deepest condolences.

All our love,
Sonya and Donald Powell & family

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