Juan Garza

February 8, 1947 - May 22, 2020
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Monica Bustamante
Zaragoza Solis III

Obituary

Former Sherriff Juan Garza, 73, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 22, 2020.

Mr. Garza was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served his Country during the Vietnam Era. He started serving the Laredo community with his law enforcement career as a City of Laredo Police officer in September 1969 where he then made his way on to becoming an investigator. In 1973, he briefly went to Dallas, TX, to work with the Dallas Ft. Worth airport Police Dept., He was a trainer in the Detection of narcotics and later on became a member of the anti-air piracy unit. In 1981, he initiated the Laredo Crime Stoppers program that still continues on to this day. In 1988 he was elected Webb County Sheriff where he proudly served for over 16 years. He eventually ended his career as the Laredo Independent School District Chief of Police in 2008. Former Sheriff Garza proudly served his community for over 35+ years.

He is preceded by his, mother, Rebecca Garza; relatives, Refugio “Cuco” ✝Paola (Lita) Garza from Dallas, TX,  Joe✝ (Margie) Garza from Laredo, TX, Gustavo (Graciela) Davila✝, Raquel (Jesus) Faz✝from San Antonio, Texas,  Amelia Lira✝ from Oilton, TX, and Ninfa (Jesus) Herrera✝from Agua Dulce, TX.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Cynthia (Jose Aguilar Jr.) Garza, Juan Garza Jr., Jesse Garza, Claudia (Juan Melchor) Garza, Jessica (Troy) Caldron, Stacy Gail Garza, and Amy Janel Garza; siblings, Alfonzo Vasquez, Patricia (Jorge) Magnon, Aida (Guadalupe) Chapa from Agua Dulce, TX., Elsa D. Solis from San Antonio, TX, Elma (Valdemar) Vasquez from Bruni, TX, Jesus “Chuy” (Ana Maria✝) Davila, from Oilton, TX; grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving guests Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services chapel. A chapel service will begin at 10:00 am. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Juan Garza Jr., Jesse Garza, Jose Morales, Christopher Garcia, Jose Aguilar, Juan Melchor, Godson – Rick “Rico” Valasquez Jr., and Refugio “Cuco” Garza Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alfonso Vasquez, George Magnon, Hugo Adriano, Rick Velasquez, and Judge Pepe Salinas.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 10:45 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Chapel Service will begin at 10:00 am


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

City Cemetery

Address:

3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

 

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Timeline for Juan Garza

Born: February 8, 1947
 
April 10, 1972
Rio Grande Little League
Rio Grande Little League
 
November 11, 2004
Veteran’s Day
Veteran’s Day
Died: May 22, 2020

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Dagoberto Carmona posted on 6/2/20

God be with you My Brother. May God console your family.

 

Cindy Cortez Brunner Benavides posted on 5/30/20

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Garza family and all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Jesse & Lilia Clayton posted on 5/29/20

Our condolences to his family and friends may he RIP in peace

 

Bernice Marie (Soulas) Martinez posted on 5/29/20

Rest in Peace Juan. Say hi to my hubby, Chief Jose M. (Meme) Martinez+. Sorry we were not able to get together to talk about the good old days. Who would have known the LORD would call you so soon. You will be missed and will be remembered by all who knew you and love you. Until we meet again. Always, Bernice (Bonnie) Martinez

 

Alma Zamarripa posted on 5/29/20

In memory of Juan Garza, Alma Zamarripa lit a candle

 

Alma Zamarripa posted on 5/29/20

Our condolences to the Garza Family! Our thoughts and prayers go to all the family as they go through this difficult time. Juan was my Sergeant in the US Army Reserves as well as a good friend. God Bless You Juan 🙏🏻

 

Laura Forbes posted on 5/29/20

Sleep in peace, my friend.

 

Laura Forbes posted on 5/29/20

Juan Your song ended, but your melody will always linger in my memories and in my heart. Your friend, Laura

 

Billy Bob & Martha Aldridge posted on 5/29/20

In memory of Juan Garza, Billy Bob & Martha Aldridge lit a candle

 

Billy Bob & Martha Aldridge posted on 5/29/20

Our sincere condolence to the Garza Family, may you R.I.P my friend, My Prayers going out to the family until we meet Again 🙏

 

Billy Bob & Martha Aldridge posted on 5/29/20

May you R.I.P My friend, you will forever remain in our hearts 💕 Prayers going out to the family 😢💔🙏

 

Billy Bob & Martha Aldridge posted on 5/29/20

My Deepest condolence to the Garza Family, my prayers are with you 🙏 From Bill Bob & Martha Aldridge, He was a great man and he will always remain in our hearts May you R.I.P MY FRIEND 💔🙏🙏

 

Marco Quiroz posted on 5/29/20

My condolences goes out to the Garza family may he R.I.P.

 

Dionicio Valdez posted on 5/28/20

With deep regret !! DON and VICKIE VALDEZ, wish to convey our deepest condolences; To Sherriff Garza's family. I will always remember him as a fellow Peace Officer that shared a passion for the game of golf. My wife, wishes to express her gratitude for having served as part of his administration. God! bless him and rest in peace Juan!!!

 

Monica Bustamante posted on 5/28/20

My most deepest to the Garza family we lost the best sheriff Laredo had have it's not a good bye its until we meet again!!!🙏🙏🙏😭😭

 

Zaragoza Solis III posted on 5/28/20

In memory of Juan Garza, Zaragoza Solis III lit a candle

 

Josie Casarez posted on 5/28/20

God Bless you Sheriff, because of you I’m on. 29 law enforcement career. RIP and know you will always be remembered as ‘Best Sheriff Webb County ever had’ UISD Police Officer Josie Casarez.

 

Zaragoza Solis III posted on 5/28/20

Our Condolences to your family and your lost. May Juan rest in peace.. We have many good memories with my brother Rudy and Juan.

 

Carlos Roberto Garza posted on 5/28/20

On behalf of Francisco B. and the late Ciria G. Garza, our family sends our deepest condolences to all the families. We admired Sheriff Garza and thank him for his service and his kindness to our family and especially our mother who was very proud of him. May they both be in spirit in the heavens and que Dios los bendiga. Sincerely, The Garza Family

 

Irma Rodriguez posted on 5/28/20

Rest In Peace Juan God rest your soul my most sincere condolences to his family

 

Basilia Flores posted on 5/28/20

may he rest in peace and join our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Laura posted on 5/28/20

May you rest in Peace Mr.Garza !!!!! My nephews say they miss your banana bread ;-) & will forever miss you watching them to see if they got home when they get off the bus..........

 

Betty Kramer posted on 5/28/20

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race I have kept the faith. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called sons of God. I found peace in these words when I heard of Sheriff Juan Garza's passing. To family , friends, follow officers may you find comfort in them as well. RIP, my brother in blue.

 

Juan Lopez posted on 5/28/20

Fair winds and following seas shipmate My deepest condolences HMC Juan Lopez USN

 

Carlos Garza posted on 5/28/20

On behalf of Francisco and the late Ciria G. Garza and our family, our deepest condolences to all of the Sheriff Garza families. He was admired by many, especially by our family. May he Rest In Peace.

 

George Aguirre posted on 5/28/20

In memory of Juan Garza, George Aguirre lit a candle

 

Trevino Anselmo Jr. posted on 5/28/20

I read the Laredo Morning Times regarding my cousin's Obituary. My mother (Consuelo Salinas Benavides Trevino) from Zapata, Tx., always told me that Juan was our close relative. We visited Ninfa Herrera from Agua Dulce and talked about this relationship. I am very interested in including him in my family tree but I need more info. on Primo Juan. . I am so sorry that I never met him even though I knew about our family link. I hope that someone from his family contact me regarding my cousin's life. Our condolence to the family. Saludos, Anselmo Trevino, Jr. 956-237-2033 antre13@hotmail.com

 

Juan Tijerina posted on 5/28/20

I first met "El Tocayo" at the age of 11 or 12. Juan, Rudy Solis, and I, would walk up and down San Bernardo without a care. Seems like only yesterday! As "Tigers" Juan and I were grads the same year. In our later years we'd meet from time to time. Juan never forgot our friendship. I'll miss you brother. Juan Tijerina

 

Leticia Davila posted on 5/27/20

My deepest condolences to the family!

 

Fred Cobo posted on 5/27/20

My deepest condolences. Juan was a very good friend and shipmate who I fortunately met about forty years ago. We’ve good friends for a long time and he even visited me when I lived in Canada. I now live in Dallas but I spent some time with him about a year ago in Laredo. I will miss our friendship. Rest In Peace shipmate.

 

Diana Ray Garza posted on 5/27/20

RIP Mr. Garza, my condolences to the Garza Family. Great person and well known.

 

Juan M Ledesma posted on 5/27/20

Rest In Peace my dear friend, it was a long road but well taken. Thanks for the memories that we shared during our time with the Laredo PD among our many friends...God Bless

 

America (David +) Medina posted on 5/27/20

Prayers and thoughts to the family. Rest in Peace Sheriff/Chief.

 

Raul Frias posted on 5/27/20

My deepest condolences to the Garza family. He will be missed greatly by all of us. May God receive him in his glory.

 

Tracy O. King posted on 5/27/20

Please accept my most sincere condolences. Sheriff Garza and I always worked well together and he was a friend. Please call on me if I can be of any assistance. Sincerely, Tracy Tracy O. King

 

Virtudes Santillan posted on 5/27/20

Mi más sentido pésame para todos su hijos y demás familiares 🙌🏼🙏🙏 Dios les llene de paz y fortaleza en estos momentos 🙏🙏 Seguimos unido en oración 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Se le recordará siempre cómo fue el una gran persona , amigo y todo un caballero 😇🙏 Virtudes ((Betty ) Santillan

 

Michelle and John Stewart posted on 5/27/20

In memory of Juan Garza, Michelle and John Stewart lit a candle

 

Anna Guerra posted on 5/27/20

In memory of Juan Garza, Anna Guerra lit a candle

 

Anna Guerra posted on 5/27/20

My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time 🙏🏼 RIP Sheriff Juan Garza 🕊

 

Laura Elsa Dominguez posted on 5/27/20

Family BBQ's,campaigns and visits to San Antonio.Chats with my Mom.Your smile Tio Juan.

 

Laura Elsa Dominguez posted on 5/27/20

Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the Garza family.The most wonderful memories with my Tio Juan were all shared with my late parents Abelardo "El Cura" and Viola Dominguez. AT family gatherings,campaigns and so many other functions. Always glad to be around family. A great man with a wonderful soul. Your presence will be greatly missed but I know that once in Heaven your presence will enlighten those who are already there to meet you. With all of our love Rudy,Elsa, George and Lisa Dominguez .

 

Ruben Garza posted on 5/27/20

R.I.P.My brother prayers for you and your family and thank you for all you have done in my career as a deputy under your command the only Sheriff that acknowledge the hard work of the people under his command we will take it from here R.I.P.🙏🙏

 

Siobhan Quinn posted on 5/27/20

My deepest condolences to the family.

 

Jessica puentes posted on 5/27/20

My condolence to the family R.I.P JUAN GARZA

 

Elsa Guerrero posted on 5/26/20

May our Heavenly Father’s perpetual light guide him. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Bertha Reyes posted on 5/26/20

My deepest Condolences to the Family for the loss of your loved one. Juan was one of my Buddies!!! We worked together for many years. MHRIP. 😔😢

 

Tanya Aguilar posted on 5/26/20

Forever in our hearts tio..Love u❤️

 

Roque/Aida Mendoza posted on 5/26/20

May u Rest in Peace compadrito til we meet again our sincere condolences Roque and Aida Mendoza

 

Adriana Flores posted on 5/26/20

My deepest condolences to the Garza Family.. May the perpetual light shine upon him... RIP Juan Garza “The losing memoirs of your father are an inspiration for all ages. We will really miss him.” Author Unknown

 

Adrianna Flores posted on 5/26/20

My deepest condolences to the Garza Family...May the Perpetual Light shine upon him...RIP Juan Garza “The losing memoirs of your father are an inspiration for all ages. We will really miss him. Please accept our sincere condolences.” Author Unknown Adrianna Flores and Family

 

Rick “Blue” Velasquez Sr posted on 5/26/20

We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping all of the Garza families in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Mi Compadre de Oro Sheriff Juan Garza,...

 

Diana Cantu posted on 5/26/20

My deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time. 🙏♥️🙏♥️

 

Guadalupe Del Toro Carrera De Parral posted on 5/26/20

Great Teacher Coworker And Awesome Sherriff

 

Mofid Tawil posted on 5/26/20

My deepest & sincerest condolences to The Garza Family. Familia Tawil

 

Guadalupe Del Toro Carrera Parral posted on 5/26/20

Gonna miss you Teacher at Laredo Community College 1989-90's LISD co- worker and good friend and a great Sherriff of this town

 

Raul G Salinas posted on 5/26/20

My condolences and prayers to the family of former +Sheriff Juan Garza. We had a great working relationship and + Juan you were “A true law enforcement professional.” You were very helpful to me and supportive of the FBI’s mission. You were a dedicated public servant, whom l considered a really good friend. Always had the highest regard and respect for you. RIP.

 

Jose Avila posted on 5/26/20

Our Deepest Condolences to the Garza Family. Prayers for you all 🙏🙏

 

Rosie Reyes posted on 5/26/20

With deepest sadness and regrets at the heart breaking loss of your belived father May the Lord keep you by His side on your last journey to heaven!

 

Gracie Alvarez posted on 5/26/20

Out condolences to all the family as well as our prayers.

 

Jesse Gutierrez posted on 5/26/20

My deepest condolences to the family. RIP coach.

 

Rosie Reyes posted on 5/26/20

With deepest sadness and regrets at the heart breaking loss of your beloved father May the Lord keep you by His side on your last journey to Heaven. We’ll meet again when my time comes.

 

JACK DUNN JR posted on 5/26/20

Adios Juanito. Rest in Peace my friend. We go back to around 1960 when we were paperboys for the Laredo Times. Lots of great memories and adventures as young kids and all they way to the recent past. Gone, but not forgotten. My deepest, sincere condolences. Jack D.

 

Diana H SALINAS posted on 5/26/20

Our deepest condolences to the Garza family. Thinking of you with sympathy n wishing you all God’s comfort and peace. May he Rest In Peace. Loosing another 1966 class mate. Till we meet again. Clemente n Diana SALINAS. 💐

 

Monica G Estrella posted on 5/26/20

My sincere condolences to all the family RIP

 

Jesus M Dominguez posted on 5/26/20

My heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace and eternal light shine upon his soul.

 

Cynthia Navarro/OUTSOURCE posted on 5/26/20

What an amazing man and an amazing life. We are so sorry for your loss. Crystal Garza is one of my employees, and now I can see where she gets her drive from and that she is the offspring thru a remarkable man, her grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May God Bless you all and may Mr. Garza rest peacefully.

 

Crystal Garza posted on 5/26/20

Grandpa, it saddens me dearly to know that you are gone. Not even a second to say good bye. I know that you are resting now and that we shall one day meet again. I am so proud of your accomplishments and to know that I have the same blood running through my veins. I have to carry on a bit of your legacy, you will be so proud. Rest in Peace you beautiful soul.

 

Kathy Franco posted on 5/26/20

My sincerest condolences to the Garza family. Sheriff was a kind and selfless man. He always helped everyone around him. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he forever Rest in Eternal Peace🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

 

BTrevino posted on 5/25/20

My condolences to the Garza family...RIP Juan Garza. You were one of a kind and will be missed. I will forever remember you and that contagious smile of yours. B.T.

 

Cindy posted on 5/25/20

Thank you for your service to our community!

 

Roger herrera (army) posted on 5/25/20

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

 

Jose L Escobedo posted on 5/25/20

My sincere condolences to the Family. He was a long time friend from the neighborhood and from high school. He will be greatly missed.

 

Raquel Davila posted on 5/25/20

Dad and I Love you Tio ❤️😢😘I will miss your phone calls with my dad. May you RIP✝️🙏

 

Sandra De Hoyos posted on 5/25/20

With deepest sympathy we are truly sorry for your loss. May his precious memories help you through this most difficult time. We will miss you hermano.....may you rest in God's glory! From Alfonso Vasquez and family.

 

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