Anna Masters Garza
September 24, 1935 – November 7, 2020
Anna Masters Garza, age 85, passed away at her home in Sugar Land, TX on November 7, 2020 with her family by her side after a two-year battle with cancer. Anna was born on September 24, 1935 to George and Nellie Masters in Cobb, KY. She grew up in Clarksville, TN with her siblings June and Blane where she graduated from Clarksville High School in 1951 at the age of 16. In 1955, she graduated from The Nashville General Hospital School of Nursing. Anna went on to have a distinguished nursing career, taking a break for a brief stint to become a business woman and owned several Merle Norman stores in the greater Houston area. She once again returned to nursing, finishing her career at OB/GYN Associates in the Medical Center. Her interests included, gardening, reading, sewing, and watching her grandchildren grow up. She loved the beach and always looked forward to her yearly trip to Galveston, TX with her girlfriends. Her love of dogs was evident as she always spoiled her grand-dogs whenever they came to visit. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jorge Garza; son Kirk Robinson of Tennessee; daughter Sherra Maneri and husband John of New Braunfels; and son Jorge Garza and wife Patricia of Sugar Land. She leaves behind eight grandchildren, whom she adored; Jeremy (wife Bretta) Robinson, Jarred Robinson, Alyssa (husband Joshua) Rolfe, Kylie (husband Matthew) Nesloney, Jaclyn Maneri, Sarah Garza, Jacob Garza, and Kathryn Anne Garza. She also leaves behind two beloved great grandchildren, Reese and Sutton Nesloney. She is preceded in death by her parents George Masters and Nellie Blane, sister, June Ferguson, and brother, Blane Masters. A celebration of Anna’s life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1pm at The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Anna Masters Garza
November 19, 2020
To My Dear Sister-in-law, Anna. When Blane brought me to the Valley to meet you in 1961, couldn’t imagine the blessing of being family and friend 58 years later! I will miss you terribly.
Jorge, Sr., Sherra, Jorge, Jr. and families. My deepest sympathy and love to all of you. May the love Anna showered on each of you give you comfort and peace. My prayer is that you will all rejoice in the sweet memories you hold in your hearts. We all send so much love-Aunt Peggy, Kelly and Kimi.
November 17, 2020
I first met Anna in one of her Merle Norman stores in 1980. She was dressed to the nines and exuded class and grace. After marrying her beautiful daughter Sherra 39 years ago, she was the best mother-in-law that I could have ever asked for. She never meddled, but ALWAYS spoke her mind. I think that was one of my favorite traits of hers. She never pulled a punch and always told you exactly how she felt. I always knew where I stood with Anna, and that seems harder and harder to find these days. She was a lover of animals, the local sports teams, York Peppermint Patties, and most importantly her children and grandchildren.
May you rest in peace Anna and enjoy everlasting life in heaven!
November 16, 2020
My Aunt Anna has always held a special place in my heart. When my Dad retired and we returned from Okinawa, we moved in with Anna, Kirk and Sherra. Soon we purchased the house next door to them. When Anna moved to Houston and married Jorge, our family spent every Christmas there. When my mom, her sister, June, passed away months before my wedding, it was Anna who attended my bridal showers and sat next to my Dad at the wedding. Anna and Jorge were another set of parents for me. Throughout my life, they supported me and gave me strength and guidance. Anna was such a classy, beautiful lady; both inside and out. While I will miss her greatly, I know she is now pain-free and with her parents and siblings once again. My heart goes out to Pappa Jorge, her family and friends. May the memories comfort you always. Love, Danielle
November 13, 2020
A mother’s love is alive forever. In the lessons she taught, the patience she gave, and in the hearts of the children she raised. My family and I are sending up prayers to you in this time of great sadness. May God send his angels to watch over this family.
The Ames Family (Venson)
November 12, 2020
Anna and my mom were best friends. I've known her since I was about 10. She used to call herself my other mother. She really was that. I was able to share the news of the birth of my second grandchild just before she passed.
My heart goes out to her children, Kirk, Sherra and Jorge, and the grand and great grandchildren that gave her such joy. And also to her husband, lovingly known as Papa Jorge.