Isaias Garza

July 6, 1930 - March 21, 2022
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Isaias M. Garza

July 6, 1930 – March 21, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Isaias M. Garza, 91, on Monday, March 21, 2022. He transitioned at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Dad was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, where he spent his childhood in the downtown area. As a young boy he was often sent to sell leche quemada candy in the vicinity of the Royal, Tivoli, and Plaza Theaters. To help supplement the family’s income, he was a migrant worker for most of his formative years. Dad did not have a formal education but was an avid reader especially books on philosophy. Our dad was a free thinker. He enjoyed open conversations about current events, politics, and religion in order to get a glimpse of his children’s worldview. He often referred to maxims in teachable moments. One of his favorite was, “el que sabe amar, sabe mas” (The one who knows how to love, knows more).

In order to support his growing family, he took correspondence courses in electronics and fixed electrical appliances. He worked for City Service Furniture and American National Insurance Company where he garnered several awards including top salesman nationally for seven consecutive years. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard and later opened United Furniture and Appliance and Garzita’s Thrift Store in downtown Laredo. 

In 1949, Dad met the love of his life, Felicitas Lozano, at Plaza Hidalgo in Nuevo Laredo and after a short courtship, they married and raised ten children. Daddy took great pride in being a father and worked up to three jobs to provide for his family. He often would say, “Yo los traje al mundo y es mi responsabilidad en mantenerlos.” (I brought you into this world, and it is my responsibility to see you through.) So as head of the family, his goal was to ensure that his children had the opportunities to excel. His strong work ethic was stellar and taught his children the value of hard work, education, kindness, and the importance of being decent. He loved his life and found joy in the smallest of things.

Preceding Mr. Garza in death are his parents, Fabian and Juanita Garza, his in-laws Jesus and Petrita Lozano, his siblings Miguel, Fabian, Agustin, Jaime, Ventura, Anselmo, Sofia, and Juanita; Granddaughter Marcela Gonzalez; Grandson Ricardo Ezequiel Garza, and Daughter-in-Law Barbara Garza.

Surviving him is his beloved wife of 72 years, Felicitas Garza, his ten children: Zonia (Luis) Garza, Martha (Luis) Gonzalez, Myrna (Richard) LeBrun, Isaias Garza, Norma (Ramiro) Garcia, Irma Garza, Jesus “Chuy” Garza, Marissa (Hilario) Quiroga, Ricardo (Adelina) Garza, and Maria Isela (Gerardo) Cruz. Grandchildren: Luis (Erica), Dianne, Denise (Aaron) Cano, and David (Ana) Garza; Marty (Valdin) Gonzalez, Louie (Karla), Rob (Claudia), J J, and Sebastian Gonzalez; Linda and Rick LeBrun II; Issy III, Karla, and Wayo Garza; Noemi (Rieck) Beiersdorf and Ramiro Garcia, Jr.;  Vanessa (Abiel) Saldivar, Kristina, and Eli Quiroga; Hannah and Sophie Garza; Carolina, Gabriela, and Gerardo J. Cruz, 26 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Also surviving him is his brother Tomas Garza and sister-in-law Benedicta Gordillo.

Pallbearers will be Judge Jesus “Chuy” Garza (Ret.), Ricardo Garza, Luis Garza, Jr., Louie Gonzalez, Jr., Rick LeBrun II, Wayo Garza, Dr. Ramiro Garcia, Jr., Eli Quiroga III, and  Gerardo J. Cruz

Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Isaias Garza, Jr., Luis Garza, Sr., Luis Gonzalez, Sr., Richard LeBrun, Sr., Ramiro Garcia, Sr., Hilario Quiroga, Jr., Dr. Adelina Garza, and Dr. Gerardo G. Cruz.

A special “thank you” to our brother, Dr. Isaias Garza, Jr., for his unwavering medical attention throughout the years and the guidance he gave us to better assist our dear Dad. In addition, the family would like to thank Dr. Ocatavio Guman, cardiologist, for his commitment to our father’s well being.

The family will be receiving guests on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. A Prayer Service will be officiated at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the City of Laredo Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022

City Cemetery

Address:

3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

 

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Born: July 6, 1930
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Olga Reyna posted on 3/27/22

I'm so sorry for the loss of tío Isaias, my condolences to all his family . May he Rip ✝️ I'm so glad that I went to see him in November.

 

Corina Reyna Romero posted on 3/26/22

My most sincere condolences to the Garza family on the passing of Don Isaias. What a beautiful video of beautiful memories that will help you remember the wonderful times with him. I remember some of you from our younger years. Sonia, you were my student teacher. Dr. Garza, you were my doctor for some years. Norma, you took some classes at the junior college when you were working on your master’s degree. A big condolence hug para Doña Fela, and to all of you may the good Lord be with during this difficult time.

 

Diana V Cremar posted on 3/26/22

Norma, may God give you and your family inner strength during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that your in my prayers. May God grant your Dad eternal rest and peace🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Diana Vazquez. Cremar

 

Hilda Martha posted on 3/25/22

Those we Love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed. So very dear. 😇🙏❤ My heartfelt Condolences to the whole family 😔 🙏

 

Martha Lozano Martinez posted on 3/25/22

I am sorry for your loss. Time heals wounds but his memory will be with you always

 

Sonia Rodriguez posted on 3/25/22

“El que sabe amar, sabe mas.” It isn’t any coincidence that our dear, sweet Tio Isaias was so very admired and loved. ¡El sabía más! Tio was the most doting little brother to my beautiful Abuela Sofia and she lit up when her brother would visit her in San Antonio. We all did! Tio’s warm smile was infectious. And he radiated generosity and kindness. Sofia believed that life is eternal and continuous. If she was right, then we will see her and our Tio again soon. Abrazos familia en Laredo.

 

Rita Rodriguez Romo & Carlos Romo posted on 3/25/22

Our Deepest Condolences & Prayers to Tia Fela & Primos. Tio was a caring person and yes he always work hard to take care of his family. I have great childhood memories of our family vacations with all my cousins. He will be missed. Love you.

 

Daniel Rodriguez posted on 3/25/22

So sad to know of such a sweet soul leaving his earthly home. What a beautiful tribute and memories left behind. Our deepest condolences to the Garza family. I know your world will never be the same. May God be with all of you.

 

Suzette M. Barrera posted on 3/25/22

My condolences to the Garza family. I'm sure these are difficult moments for all of you, but your loss is heaven's gain. " I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18. I'm sure your dad is now living that glory that was revealed to him as he transitioned to the afterlife.

 

Marissa M. Jackson, LMC Medical Staff Office Director posted on 3/25/22

My sincere condolences to the Garza family. May he rest in eternal peace.

 

Edna N. Rodriguez posted on 3/24/22

March 23, 2023 Isaias Garza, MD Norma Garza-Garcia I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Think of all the beautiful memories you shared with your father. Mr. Garza, may you Rest In Peace.

 

RITA CABELLO-GONZALES posted on 3/24/22

Dear Norma, My most heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family on the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you and the family. May the Lord grant you all peace n comfort during this most difficult time. Rita Cabello-Gonzales

 

Marilyn S Campbell posted on 3/24/22

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. 🙏🏼🙏🏼😪💚💛

 

Rosie Vela posted on 3/24/22

Condolences to the family on losing an extraordinary man. May he RIP. Praying for him and fir the family.

 

Linda R. Ramirez posted on 3/23/22

I’m so very sorry for your lose. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Attorney Anthony & Carmen De La Vina posted on 3/23/22

Our deepest condolences on your loss. May the memories you shared help you find peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Respectfully, Attorney Anthony & Carmen De La Vina

 

Homero and Mely Paez posted on 3/23/22

My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Garza family. May God give you the peace that you seek. May He Rest in Peace. Blessings..

 

Mary Nell Sanchez posted on 3/23/22

I have wonderful memories of Mr. Garza growing up. A kind, gentle man who always welcomed me into his home. As the patriarch of a beautiful family, Mr. Garza will be missed by many of us who were fortunate enough to have him in our lives for a chapter or two. Rest in peace sir. My love goes out to each and every member of his family who are trying to cope with this huge loss. He's resting now in Heaven and is an angel on your shoulder. --Mary Nell Sanchez San Antonio, Texas

 

Minita Ramirez posted on 3/22/22

My most heartfelt and sincerest condolences to the entire Garza family. Mr. Garza was a true patriot and patriarch who loved and cherished his family and country. May he Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.

 

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