Florentina G. Garza

January 22, 1934April 23, 2018
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Florentina G. Garza, age 84, of San Antonio, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 22, 1934 to the late Cosme and Petra (Martinez) Guadiana in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and Our Lady of the Lake University, with her degree in Accounting.

She married Richard T. Garza, I, on August 23, 1962.

She retired from Noland Plumbing Supply (formerly, Mars Plumbing Supply) after 30-years of dedicated service in their bookkeeping department. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She worked her entire life to support her children and family. She approached every challenge with strength, courage and determination. In her youth, she was known for her passion of music, dancing, Hot-Rods and customized cars, having performed the routine maintenance on them herself. She would often lend her ‘ride’ to her male colleagues so they could enter them in car shows.

She was committed to her neighborhood prayer group, providing spiritual strength and encouragement to anyone that needed it. Her family and friends will miss her natural ability to provide the guidance needed, regardless of the circumstances.

In her free time, Florentina enjoyed bird watching, gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Richard T. Garza, I; brothers, Constantino Guadiana and Valentino Guadiana.

She is survived by her children, Rudolfo (Tonie) Hernandez, Richard Hernandez, Sandi (Jimmy) Guerra, Richard T. (Brenda) Garza, II, Omar (Angela) Garza; grandchildren, Christina, Adrianne, Anavette, Amanda, Krystal, Malachi; great grandchildren, Jude, James, Angel, Tristan, Josiah, Ava; siblings, Amador Guadiana, Silvester Guadiana, Marcelinda Guadiana, Juventina Guadiana; grand-dogs, Bear, Luke, Cairo, Cadbury, and many close friends she considered family. She will be greatly missed by all.

Family is receiving friends on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78230.


  • Family Receiving Friends with Catered Reception Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Florentina G. Garza

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Richard Garza

November 21, 2018

Love you mom. Me and you till the end. Thank you for turning on the TV last night, when I asked you to. To let me know you are still here in spirit. Love you always....Boo Boo 😘😇 that was Awesome 👏🏼

ØMAR Garza

April 30, 2018

Nestlé with her grandma

Brenda Garza

April 29, 2018

Ms. Garza,

It is because of you that I am more caring and forgiving of others. I understand the true meaning of humility and unconditional love because of what we have been through together. You have helped me to be a better person. Please know that I was honored and blessed to have been able to take care of you these past seven years. You will be missed greatly as we adjust to life without you in it...

I continue to open the curtains in your room every morning, since you left, to let the light in and I will probably continue to do so because old habits are hard to let go...

Love you forever, Boss Lady...

ØMAR Garza

April 29, 2018

Mom & cousin Val

ØMAR Garza

April 29, 2018

Serena Santellan

April 27, 2018

I remember going to play with Krystal and She would always have a snack ready for us with a smile on her face. I love u.

Krystal Hedrick

April 27, 2018

🦋 'Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.'

Loving you always grammie!

Sylvia Ehlers martinez

April 27, 2018

To the beautiful woman I would call my second mom who was there for me whenever I needed to talk to and had good times in the kitchen just talking and laughing I love you with all my heart I send you hugs and kisses and you will be missed very much

Sandi Guerra

April 26, 2018

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bouquet of pink
ones and place them in my mama's
arms , then tell her they are from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy
I do it every day,
but there is an ache within my heart
that will NEVER go away.


Omar Garza

April 25, 2018

All around the world Mom......