September 26, 1962 – May 18, 2020
Elsa Fernandez, 57, entered eternal life with the Lord on May 18, 2020 at her residence in McAllen. She was born to Eusebio Garza & Maricruz Ruiz Garza on September 26, 1962 in Merced, California. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Maximilliana "Maxy" and Aristeo "Ari" Fernandez. She will also be greatly missed by her siblings: Elva Edith (Juan) Garcia, Eusebio "Bobby" (Margaret) Garza Jr., Celestino (Yolanda) Garza, Dahlia Haag, Everardo "Lalo" (Rosita) Garza, Araceli Garza, Noe Garza and Dalila (Narciso) Barajas. Elsa worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years. She received numerous national awards and held the number one position for multiple companies. Despite her many accolades, she was most proud of her two children and their accomplishments. The family would like to extend their gratitude to their friend, Juanita Gaytan for her love and care throughout the years as well as her faithful Prayer Angels. Family will receive friends in groups of 8 to 10 from 3 pm to 6 pm (masks are required) on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Funeraria del Angel in Mission. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, a private ceremony for immediate family only will be held at 7 pm. The public is welcome to join through Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/Funeraria-Del-Angel-Valley-Memorial-Valley-Memorial-Gardens-318091568669589 In lieu of flowers and food donations, Elsa's Prayer Angels respectfully request that any expressions of generosity be donated to Elsa's two children, Maxy and Ari. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Funeraria del Angel of Mission.
children: Maximilliana "Maxy" and Aristeo "Ari" Fernandez
siblings: Elva Edith (Juan) Garcia, Eusebio "Bobby" (Margaret) Garza Jr., Celestino (Yolanda) Garza, Dahlia Haag, Everardo "Lalo" (Rosita) Garza, Araceli Garza, Noe Garza and Dalila (Narciso) Barajas
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Diana Garza Tapia
May 28, 2020
My condolences to Ari and Maxy. My heart is with you. I love you two with all my heart. My beautiful cousin Elsa. My heart was broken when I heard the news of her passing. She fought hard. She was strong and courageous. I wanted God to heal her more than anything. But God had a different plan. I am so happy that she are no longer in pain. Her body was weak but her spirit remained strong. I will cherish the beautiful memories we shared throughout the years. She raised two amazing children and they loved her dearly. Elsa loved to gather all the cousins when she visited Indio California. She loved to laugh and made us all laugh with her. Elsa’s laughter and love filled our hearts. She embraced each one of her cousins and made us all feel like we were her favorite. She was one of a kind and I loved her so much. I will forever miss my beautiful cool cousin. I know you’ll be waiting for me. I’ll see you soon my precious cousin. RIP
May 23, 2020
Elsa had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives. She was ALWAYS there for her two children and raised them to be fine adults with God at the center of their lives. She was ALWAYS there for her sister Sally and she was ALWAYS there for her parents as they approached the end of their journey on earth. She was ALWAYS there for her professional colleagues and her friends, always bringing laughter and excitement to any gathering. She was ALWAYS there for my wife, Martha. Helping her enjoy the good times and helping her get through the tough times. She was a TRUE friend. And, Elsa was there for me thirty-seven years ago when she invited me to Martha’s 21st birthday party. Little did I know that Elsa’s matchmaking magic would positively impact me for the rest of my life. Thank you Elsa - your work here is done, but the love and the happiness you shared with so many will live FOREVER.
Rest in Peace dear friend.
May 21, 2020
My sincerest condolences go out to your family. Elsa was our neighbor for many, many years and we got to know her and her children very well. I have so many memories of Elsa walking around the neighborhood going to meet her friends down the street, always raking her yard and taking the best care of her landscape (she took so much pride in her home). She was a great listener and always held so much faith. 💜🙏🏼. My nephew grew up with Ari, they played basketball together and were great friends. We saw her children grow up and one thing I will never forget is how much she loved her babies. She lived for her children. My heart goes out to Ari and Maxi, we are sending you the utmost love. May your dear mother, Elsa, Rest In Peace.
May 21, 2020
What a Wonderful addition to our Family!!! Elsa was always the life of the Party!!! So many Beautiful Memories!!! California, on Corporate Trip. Florida, Disney with the Kids!!!, and countless Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter along with her Family. We worked out Together, I helped Decorate her Home and did more than my fair share of Christmas Trees!!! She was such a Joy to be around, always Positive and had a Great Work Ethic!!! Darling this is not good bye, because you will live in our Mind forever!!!
May 21, 2020
Elsa was always the light when she entered the room, the life of the party. She quickly became a good friend, when we met. It was my privilege and honor to call her friend. I always looked forward to seeing her. She will be deeply missed. I’m grateful she is no longer in pain. She is whole and healthy in her glorified body. Thank you for showing me your strength and giving me your love and friendship. Look for me my friend, when I finally make it HOME. I will keep Maxy and Ari in my prayers. Forever your sister in Christ. I love you.
Mary Alice Reyes
May 21, 2020
Our most sincere condolences. May Elsa rest in eternal peace.
May 20, 2020
I'm heartbroken Elsa. But know that I've never forgotten you. Especially, our Pan American University days. All the studying we did at your mom's. The gowns Jones & Jones loaned you, as an employee, so we could dress the part in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. We killed it! Our improvisational class professor loved it. You're the greatest human being I ever met. Always smiling, laughing louder than anyone I know. You're beautiful, compassionate and loving. Too bad life took us on different paths. Pero, jamas te olvide amiga. And I'm forever proud of you and your life's feats. Now, LOL with God my friend and enjoy your new chapter as an angel. From, as you called me, "La Vilma!" Love and prayers forever. Amen💞🙏
Sandra (chuckys mom) Solis
May 20, 2020
I met Elsa during Ari's and my son's basketball ball days Nikki rowe (warriors) Elsa was an awesome inspiration to the team she would go way out to do what she could to get these kids what they needed she would work at the snack bar do fund raisers travel fund raisers get sponsors and the most rewarding part was she was thier cheerleader you could hear her voice way across the gym .( Get them ,!!!!!) She was amazing we love you Elsa ,. I still hear your voice cheering the boys on ❤️.
May 19, 2020
Our beautiful, incredible, strong, dynamic Elsita, how much you will be missed. Never a time, you did not shine your light on anyone you met. Your fortitude and wisdom was always demonstrated in your actions and words. You have always been a loyal, true, authentic friend. You will leave a void in my heart Hermana, but have left thousands of priceless memories I will forever reflect on. Now, take rest in our Father’s arms and shine your beautiful light upon us all.