Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Ursula Garza-Hernandez

May 11, 1978October 13, 2019

Ursula Dinn Garza-Hernandez, beloved mother, daughter and sister, was called to Heaven on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She was born on May 11, 1978 in Corpus Christi, Texas to John and Barbara Garza, Sr. She was a graduate of W.B. Ray High School and earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas. She would continue her education and earn her Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. She furthered her education and received her Masters of Arts in Administration and Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.

She became a mother to her dear daughter, Kaylen Hope Hernandez on January 5, 2005, which to Ursula, was her greatest blessing. Ursula gave her time and energy to helping others by advocating for those in need of advice, guidance, and counseling. She continued to teach her love of law as a professor for Brown Mackie College in San Antonio, Texas and continued her employment with the City of San Antonio.

Ursula lived a life of giving to others, loving hard and being the best mother she could be. She was loved and admired by all who came to know her. She was the most amazing daughter and big sister. Ursula’s beauty will forever be embedded in our hearts. She has entered into Heaven into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, where she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruben and Hope Garza, Sr; grandmother, Candelaria Gonzales; and uncles, Ruben Garza, Jr., and Edward Garza.

She is survived by her parents, John and Barbara Garza, Sr.; her loving daughter, Kaylen Hernandez; brothers, Patrick Garza, John Garza, Jr. (Valerie Garza), and Julian Garza (Valerie Lynn Garza); sister, Julee Arriaga (Abel Arriaga) and her love, Michael Hunt.

Ursula continues to help others in need by being a registered organ donor. We will always love and miss you our dear “UG” . . . . Always.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church located at 3423 Rojo Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415, on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.


  • John and Barbara Garza Sr., Parents
  • Kaylen Hernandez, Daughter
  • Patrick Garza, Brother
  • John Garza Jr. (Valerie Garza), Brother
  • Julian Garza (Valerie Lynn Garza), Brother
  • Julee Arriaga (Abel Arriaga), Sister
  • Michael Hunt, Her love
  • Ruben and Hope Garza Sr., Grandparents (deceased)
  • Candelaria Gonzales, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Ruben Garza Jr., Uncle (deceased)
  • Edward Garza, Uncle (deceased)


  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Burial Friday, October 18, 2019


Ursula Garza-Hernandez

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Lori Hall

November 8, 2019

I met Ursula through a weekly study class that my organization hosted. She was sweet as could be and I enjoyed having her in the class. I so sorry to hear of this loss but, happy to learn about her hunger for education and all of her areas of interest. She was a dynamic soul and I'm sure that she impacted many people who will benefit from having known her and learned from her.

Julee Arriaga

October 22, 2019

My sister . My best friend . Oh how I’ll miss you all the days of my life . I miss your daily calls and you getting mad when I didn’t pick up . Your advice and wisdom will never be forgotten and I will live a full life for you and my family . I love you so much sassifrass! You are my sassy ! You are my angel ! You are the sun now that beams so bright over me. I love you sister . I miss you so much I will cherish all the memories we had and you will forever be in my heart and mind everyday .

Monica Fuentes-Gonzales

October 18, 2019

You befriended me at an outdoor company picnic. You had pale skin and reminded me of my sister. You looked shy and out of place sitting there on that bench but when you saw me, you wrapped me up into conversation the entire time we were there. You shared so many things but the one thing that really stood out was your desire to have a child. You shared your medical issues with me and I could totally relate by having the same “resistance” and Doctor. You were sweet, young, beautiful, and In love with an idea I never even thought about for myself. A child. I think it was 2 years later I was you again at an early Christmas party. You’d already had your daughter and shared all these cute stories about her and how being a mom had totally changed your life. You told me to not be afraid but my child my have to stay in the NIC U until stabilized. You said to not feel guilt and that it’s a part of having diabetes. I’m so grateful for those words of wisdom because all I felt was a deep guilted heart while my daughter was in the NIC U. Leaving your child while you go home and they have to stay behind was painful. I’m happy to know that your daughter has an amazing understanding that it’s your turn to go home. You raised her to believe that you will see each other again and that’s precious. Ursula thank you for all your words you showered over me. I know that your living your best life ever and ever and ever.

Amy LeBaron Torres

October 18, 2019

Beautiful cousin of mine! My double,
Now my Angel. You will live on forever in my heart. I will hold on to our fun times in Corpus together. Your beautiful radiant soul is so bright it will shine down on all of us and I will have you with me always in my Heart. Watch over me and my girls Prima.
Your Loving Prima from Cali Always,
MeMe -

Kaylen Hernandez

October 17, 2019

My beautiful momma , nothing can be said about how much I’ll miss you . But you’re in heaven , you’re happy , and you’re pain free . I’ll always remember our talks late at night and you roasting me . And how you always said “no boys because I’m jealous”. I promise to make you proud. I will become who you want me to be . You are and always will be my biggest supporter. I don’t think of you as gone . Because you’re still here . I feel your presence momma . I’ll see you again one day my love .

Your sweet baby and cheddar cheez,
Kaylen Hernandez <3

Heather Soto

October 17, 2019

Ursula we met while you were helping my best friemd out of a brutal relationship. As I stood by Debras side over all these years you always took time to reach out to me and remind me how wonderful I am for always being by Debras and her kids side. We became friends, you helped many of our friends over the last 10 years. You will forever be in our memories as a beautiful, wonderful and loving person. This earth has lost one of the best people. All of my love goes out to your family and most of all Kay. We all miss you Urs.

Carolina Neel

October 16, 2019

Ursula was like a second mom to me, every time I came over to her house to hang out with my best friend Kaylen, she would greet me with such warmth and a smile. She gave me advice that I will take with me throughout my lifetime, I will always remember all the times I shared so many laughs with her in the car listening to her favorite music and listening to her singing along to every verse. She made me feel like I was her second daughter too. She holds such a special place in my heart and I know she’s watching over all of us.

Crystal Janosek

October 16, 2019

You always called me your “bestie sis” sis since day one and I am so grateful we shared so many good times together!! I love you and I know you are looking down from above, enjoying being with your grandma❤️

Darcie Schwarzer

October 16, 2019

Ursula was so amazing in many ways. I remember her always being so funny and caring. I enjoyed reading her Facebook updates on her life and admired her for being so ambitious. I will never forget her. Rest In Peace, sweet Ursula.

Deborah Quiñones

October 16, 2019

My prayers and condolences for her family. I respected her for pursuing her PhD and the commitment and sacrifices made. We are a close community at UIW, so we will all miss our fellow classmate. ~ Rest in eternal peace.