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1208 South St Mary's, Falfurrias, TX

OBITUARY

Gilberto Garza Saenz

September 21, 1927July 24, 2020

On Friday, July 24, 2020 the Saenz family lost their hero. Gilberto Garza Saenz entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his daughters, at a hospital in Kingsville, Texas at the age of 92. He was born on September 21, 1927 to Domingo Saenz, Sr. and Santos Garza Saenz in Falfurrias, Texas. After graduating high school, Gilbert joined the United States Army and served as an MP during WWII. After he returned, he worked as a Pipefitter for Brown and Root until his retirement. Gilbert was devoted to his family and a believer of the Lord.

Gilbert was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by the Lord and was reunited with his parents; siblings, Encarnacion Carrasco, Eliodoro Saenz, Maria Barrera, Domitila Medrano, Santos Perez and Rosa Pena; daughter, Maria Estela Zamora and grandchildren, Irma Linda Gutierrez and Benito “Jay” Gutierrez, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Aminta Chapa Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas; four daughters, Soila A. Nethery of San Antonio, Texas, Edna Gloria (William) Spurgeon of Odem, Texas, Elsa (Emede, Jr.) Canales of Corpus Christi, Texas, son -in- law, Florentino A. Zamora of Falfurrias, Texas and Anita (Damien) Carvalho of Corpus Christi, Texas; six brothers, Domingo (Maria) Saenz, Jr., of Tivoli, Texas, Fortino Saenz of Osceola, Indiana, Robert Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas, Jose Humberto Saenz of San Antonio, Texas, Pedro (Gerri) Cruz of Osceola, Indiana and Daniel Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas; three sisters, Rafaela (Arturo) Villarreal and Emma (Rodolfo) Vela both of Falfurrias, Texas and Juanita Bozarth of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. and the services will conclude with a 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation. www.triumphoverkidcancer.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Burial with Miliary Honors

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

Memories

Gilberto Garza Saenz

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Martha Saenz Cano

July 30, 2020

Our Tio l remover he was a wonderful person as soon as you would visit him he would always say come and eat and stay here lam going to miss his beautiful smile my sisters and l went to go see them in the nursing home before all this happened that’s going on now l went to HEB there and we took them some sweet bread his eyes light up and said this is all mine. We all stared laughing. R I P our hero . Love Martha Saenz Cano and family.

Norma Moncivais

July 29, 2020

Condolences to the family and may he Rest In Peace

Diana De Los Santos

July 29, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. I remember Gil as a very kind and compassionate man. He was a very good brother in law to my sister, the late Aida De Los Santos Saenz. I will always be grateful for all his respect, kindnesses and courtesies he extended to my sister while she was alive. May he Rest In Peace.
Respectfully
Diana De Los Santos

FROM THE FAMILY
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Biography

On Friday, July 24, 2020 the Saenz family lost their hero. Gilberto Garza Saenz entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his daughters, at a hospital in Kingsville, Texas at the age of 92. He was born on September 21, 1927 to Domingo Saenz, Sr. and Santos Garza Saenz in Falfurrias, Texas. After graduating high school, Gilbert joined the United States Army and served as an MP during WWII. After he returned, he worked as a Pipefitter for Brown and Root until his retirement. Gilbert was devoted to his family and a believer of the Lord.

Gilbert was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by the Lord and was reunited with his parents; siblings, Encarnacion Carrasco, Eliodoro Saenz, Maria Barrera, Domitila Medrano, Santos Perez and Rosa Pena; daughter, Maria Estela Zamora and grandchildren, Irma Linda Gutierrez and Benito “Jay” Gutierrez, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Aminta Chapa Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas; four daughters, Soila A. Nethery of San Antonio, Texas, Edna Gloria (William) Spurgeon of Odem, Texas, Elsa (Emede, Jr.) Canales of Corpus Christi, Texas, son -in- law, Florentino A. Zamora of Falfurrias, Texas and Anita (Damien) Carvalho of Corpus Christi, Texas; six brothers, Domingo (Maria) Saenz, Jr., of Tivoli, Texas, Fortino Saenz of Osceola, Indiana, Robert Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas, Jose Humberto Saenz of San Antonio, Texas, Pedro (Gerri) Cruz of Osceola, Indiana and Daniel Saenz of Falfurrias, Texas; three sisters, Rafaela (Arturo) Villarreal and Emma (Rodolfo) Vela both of Falfurrias, Texas and Juanita Bozarth of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. and the services will conclude with a 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation. www.triumphoverkidcancer.org

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