OBITUARY

Gilbert Garza

August 5, 1927June 10, 2019

Gilbert G. Garza, 91, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 with his family by his side at his home in Houston.

Gilbert was born August, 5, 1927 to Martina & Ernesto Garza in Corpus Christi, Texas.

After graduating from Corpus Christi High School, he ran several successful businesses in the city by the sea, which included a drive-in theatre, construction company, air conditioning/refrigeration repair, real estate company, a grocery store, and a produce stand. In addition, Mr. Garza helped support the armed forces by working at the Corpus Christi Army Depot.

Though he wore many hats thoughout his life, his most important was being a loyal husband to his beautiful wife Mary of 67 years and being a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Gilbert enjoyed hosting family gatherings, tending to his plants/trees, sitting on his patio with his wife, and watching John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going on trail rides. He loved our Lord and his Catholic faith was unbreakable. He was a loyal member of the Corpus Christi Cathedral for many years. Gilbert will be remembered for many things, especially his larger-than-life personality. He was a true legend and he will be immensely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents Ernesto and Martina Garza, his brothers Raul Garza (Elizabeth) and Erasmo Garza (Rosa), and his grandson Raul Bryant Garza, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Maria (Mary) Leal Garza, sister Elida Muniz (Raymond), daughter Belinda Hondros (Steve), sons, Gilbert E. Garza (Shay) and Raul Garza, Sr. (Rosalva); seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX.,77079 between 5:00—9:00 PM, with a rosary service scheduled from 7:00—7:45PM on Tuesday, June 18th. The funeral service will take place also at Memorial Oaks between 10:00—11:00 AM, followed by the committal service on Wednesday, June 19th.

Services

18 June

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

18 June

Vigil Service

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

19 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

19 June

Committal Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

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Melba Salazar Lucio

June 13, 2019

On behalf of my mom, Maria Elena Leal Salazar and my brother, Baltazar Salazar, Liz Vera, Sandra Jamar, Marta Paniagua and my husband, Juan David Lucio and I wish you our heartfelt condolences to Tia and the entire family. We will keep you in our prayers today and in the coming weeks. Mi mami les manda muchas bendiciones en estos momentos tan deficiles.
Un fuerte abrazo,
Tu prima,
Dr. Melba Salazar Lucio

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY