OBITUARY

Gloria S. Garza

November 3, 1927July 4, 2019
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Gloria S. Garza entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 91. She was born on November 3, 1927 to Manuel Salinas and Juanita Beckham Salinas in Falfurrias, Texas.

Gloria retired from teaching at the age of 65, after being an educator for over 42 years. She taught Kindergarten, Special Education Life Skills and Art in Falfurrias, Hebbronville, Encino and at the Santa Fe Ranch. She was an avid member of the Catholic Daughters and a Lector for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias for many years. Gloria had a spunky personality and loved to dance and sing. She enjoyed baking and playing Santa for her family.

She was reunited in Heaven with her parents; husband, Eliborio Garza; son, Gerardo “Jerry” Garza; grandson, Bryan Garza and her siblings, Estella Canales, Noe Guerra, Sr. and Rolando Salinas.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her three sons, Eliborio Garza, Jr. of Falfurrias, David (Yvonne Marie) Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas and Eddie (Melinda) Garza of Falfurrias; two daughters, Sandra (Luis) Guerra of Del Rio, Texas and Vicky (Ralph) Gonzalez of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way; her beloved dog, Toby and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Falfurrias.

  • FAMILY

  • Three sons, Eliborio Garza, Jr. of Falfurrias, David (Yvonne Marie) Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas and Eddie (Melinda) Garza of Falfurrias; two daughters, Sandra (Luis) Guerra of Del Rio, Texas and Vicky (Ralph) Gonzalez of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way; her beloved dog, Toby and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Canales, Pallbearer
  • Codie Garza, Pallbearer
  • Louie Guerra, Pallbearer
  • Noe Guerra Jr., Pallbearer
  • Rolando Ramirez, Pallbearer
  • Ruben Ramirez, Pallbearer
  • AR Canales, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

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

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Charmaine Canamar

July 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Garza family.
Prayers for Peace are with you during this time.

Barbra Swanson

July 9, 2019

My dear Vicky and family,
I am so sorry for your loss as I know how beloved your mother was to you. She is now laughing with my Mamma in heaven with Jesus and waiting to greet us when we arrive! I love you, Vicky, and am here to serve you in any way. You know you are in my fervent prayers as is your family. Life is hard but God is always good. I love you, my sister in Jesus.
Maximum blessings on you always,
Barbra

Gloria Chapa Montes

July 9, 2019

My most heartfelt condolences to the Garza Family. My family and I were neighbors of the Garza family back when we lived in Adams St. I remember her for her beauty, her giving nature and most of all her never ending and welcomed wit. Rest In Peace Beautiful Lady.

Gloria Chapa Montes
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Margie Gutierrez

July 9, 2019

I offer my condolences to you and your family. Looing your mother, regardless of age, is painful. You, your mother and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Biography

Gloria S. Garza entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 91. She was born on November 3, 1927 to Manuel Salinas and Juanita Beckham Salinas in Falfurrias, Texas.

Gloria retired from teaching at the age of 65, after being an educator for over 42 years. She taught Kindergarten, Special Education Life Skills and Art in Falfurrias, Hebbronville, Encino and at the Santa Fe Ranch. She was an avid member of the Catholic Daughters and a Lector for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias for many years. Gloria had a spunky personality and loved to dance and sing. She enjoyed baking and playing Santa for her family.

She was reunited in Heaven with her parents; husband, Eliborio Garza; son, Gerardo “Jerry” Garza; grandson, Bryan Garza and her siblings, Estella Canales, Noe Guerra, Sr. and Rolando Salinas.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her three sons, Eliborio Garza, Jr. of Falfurrias, David (Yvonne Marie) Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas and Eddie (Melinda) Garza of Falfurrias; two daughters, Sandra (Luis) Guerra of Del Rio, Texas and Vicky (Ralph) Gonzalez of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way; her beloved dog, Toby and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.


Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Falfurrias.