Petra M. Galarza

February 16, 1930October 2, 2021

Petra M. Galarza, age 91, of El Paso, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Petra was born February 16, 1930 to Virginia Gutierrez and Manuel Marroquin.

Petra is survived by her son Jose M. Galarza; her daughter Virginia Galarza, Lydia Galarza, Minerva Galarza, Julieta Fuentes and Eglantina Marquez.

Petra was preceded in death by her father Manuel Marroquin and her mother Virginia Gutierrez.

A visitation for Petra will be held Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 North Carolina Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915. A memorial service will occur Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 1060 North Carolina Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915. A graveside will occur Friday, October 22, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery East, 12400 East Montana, El Paso, Texas 79938.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Galarza family.


  • Jose M. Galarza, Son
  • Virginia Galarza, Daughter
  • Lydia Galarza, Daughter
  • Minerva Galarza, Daughter
  • Julieta Fuentes, Daughter
  • Eglantina Marquez, Daughter
  • Manuel Marroquin, Father (deceased)
  • Virginia Gutierrez, Mother (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Graveside

    Friday, October 22, 2021


Petra M. Galarza

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Tena Cynthia

October 22, 2021

I remember when we would visit from Amarillo my tio Julio and tia Petra would take us across the border to the mercado negro … we would go to my tíos favorite place to eat flautas and go see the many souvenirs … always felt very welcomed in their home… thanks for sharing ur mamasita with us… forever Rest in Peace my loving tia Petra

Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen-Rodriguez

October 21, 2021

Virginia , Pat let me know about your mother., and I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed many chats during hikes and camping with you. Just want you to know you are in my thoughts and I send abrazos. Betsy

Armida Arredondo

October 17, 2021

Tia, I am thankful for you helping me pray, and praying for me when it was or was not needed! Thank you for feeding my soul as well as my body! I love you and you will be truly missed!

Tina Galarza Marquez

October 16, 2021

Mom, always such a beautiful soul. I learned to forgive because of your teachings. You loved the Lord with all your heart and soul. Lord, thank you for giving us mom for so many, many years. Thank you Mom for being there for me and always praying for me. I learned to pray because of you, hearing your prayers that always touched my heart and made me feel at ease with the warmth of your hugs. I miss you so much, love you for eternity. Until we meet again. Tina Marquez

Joe Galarza

October 16, 2021

Mom thank you for bringing me into this world, thank for the loving kindness you expressed throughout my life, I’ve never met anyone else with such a generous heart, you taught us to always follow the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ and how to pray in such beautiful words expressed with such gratitude and love for him. We’ll see you soon mom la quero muncho give daddy a big hug, tell Jesus we love him, your son always Joe Galarza ❤️

Lupe Galarza (Lechuga)

October 13, 2021

Me and my family (Lechuga Family) want to send you all our most sincere condolences on the passing of my Tia. May she have Eternal Peace and God comfort you all at this sad time and always. I will forever remember visiting her at your house or she at ours. She was always was a kind and caring person. God Bless You All.