Oralia G Garza

November 1, 1931 - November 10, 2018
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Oralia G. Garza, 87, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on November 10, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family.

The Matriarch of the Garza Family and a devout catholic, Mrs. Garza was born on 1931 in Valladares de Candela, Coahuila, the eldest of 9 siblings. She married the love of her life at the age of 19 until she was widowed after 57 years of marriage. Early in their marriage they were migrant workers travelling to Idaho, Oregon, and California. Soon thereafter, they established their permanent home in Laredo, Texas. She was a homemaker caring for her family and raising her 6 educated children to be responsible citizens giving back unselfishly to the community. After her children branched out and started their families, she helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though her children were busy with their families and lives they made time to come to “Ama’s” house regularly. Her house was always filled with family, friends, and great meals with laughter as the main ingredient.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; Jose (Sylvia) Garza, Josefina Garza, Isabel (John) Hawkins, Santiago (Hilda) Garza, San Juanita Rodriguez, Marta (Anthony) Stahl; 16 Grandchildren: Nancy (Rolando) Guerrero, Cindie (Danny) Garza of San Antonio, Texas, Arturo (Kimberly) Castillo, Joseph Andre Garza, Edwin Eloy Rodriguez, Pedro David Garza, Kristeena Yvonne Rodriguez, Monica Ann Stahl, Jacqueline Reeta Rodriguez, Samantha Lee Hawkins, Stephen James Garza, Anthony Brett Stahl, Jr., Stephanie Jane Garza, Daniella Alexandra Garza, Mark Anthony Stahl, Katherine Teena Rodriguez, Jason Daniel Garza; 9 Great- Grandchildren: Rolando Noe Guerrero, Fernando “Trey” Chavarria, III, Violetta Sofia Guerrero, Mia Celeste Guerrero, Alberto Isaac Chavarria, David Alan Chavarria, Rebecca Nicole Chavarria, Natalia Noele Garza, and Zachary Aidan Garza; 8 Siblings: Ignacio Guerrero, Fermin Guerrero, Cosme Guerrero, Hilda Garza, Francisco Guerrero, Mario del Refugio Reyes, Lazaro Guerrero, and Ercilia Aguirre; and numerous relatives and friends.

Mrs. Garza is preceded in death by her loving husband, Pedro Garza Tijerina; parents, Estanislado and Agueda Guerrero; daughter, San Juanita Garza; and granddaughter, Isabel Castillo Chavarria.

Family will receive guests on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Arturo Castillo, Joseph A. Garza, Edwin E. Garza, Pedro David Garza, Stephen J. Garza, Anthony B. Stahl, Jr., Mark A. Stahl, Jason D. Garza, and Rolando N. Guerrero.

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


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, TX 78041

Rosary will be held at 7:00Pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 10:15 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 1, 1931
Died: November 10, 2018

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Antonio posted on 7/9/21

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Familia Bernal posted on 12/3/20

Nuestro gran sentido pesame para toda la familia Garza, siempre la recordaremos y nuestras oraciones están con ustedes.


Paulina posted on 11/14/18

In memory of Oralia G Garza, Paulina lit a candle


Ernesto posted on 11/13/18

Lamento mucho su pérdida. Perder a un ser querido es una experiencia muy dolorosa. Pero la Biblia nos da una esperanza muy bonita. Primero nos dice que los muertos no estan sufriendo. Dice que estan dormidos en la muerte (1 Tesalonicenses 4:14). En otras palabras Dios los despertara al resucitarlos. Jesucristo dijo: “Yo soy la resurrección y la vida. El que ejerce fe en mí, aunque muera, llegará a vivir" (Juan 11:25). El nos promete que "va haber una resurrección" de todos que se encuentran en las tumbas conmemorativas (Juan 5:28, 29). Si desea más información puede dirigirse a www.jw.org. I’m very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one might just be the saddest experience there is. That’s why I’d like to share with you a message of hope. God’s Word, the Bible, compares death to being asleep (see 1 Thesalonians 4:14). Jesus Christ himself said “The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life” (John 11:25). This words have given me hope and I felt the need to share them with you. If you want to know more please visit www.jw.org.


Rosario Garza posted on 11/13/18

To the Garza Family My deepest condolences on your loss. I will cherish all those times we would go to her house when my dad and mom would take us. I have many fond memories of her, from her hugs, making us feel like I we were like her own grandchildren, and always having delicious food around. She had a contagious personality and kind heart that set her apart from others. I know my dad, and Tio Pedro, are waiting for her and they will soon be talking it up as they usually did when they would visit with each other. Que en paz decanze mi Tia Oralia. Sincerely, Rosario (Chayo) Garza


Anthony Stahl posted on 11/13/18

We will all miss you.


Joe Cepeda posted on 11/13/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Garza family during this difficult time. Joe and Cynthia Cepeda


Laura Guerrero posted on 11/13/18

In memory of Oralia G Garza, Laura Guerrero lit a candle


Laura Guerrero posted on 11/13/18

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia. Madrina fuiste un ángel amado que enseñaste a sonreir, fuiste luz en el camino y consuelo en el sufrir; tu amor desinteresado diste sin límites porque era más grande tu cariño que la inmensidad Del Mar. Hoy en cambio a todo eso que diste pido a Dios te tenga en su reino y la virgencita te cubra con su manto tendrás gran compañía estoy segura mi mami estuvo presente en ese camino para llegar al ese lugar hermoso que es el cielo ? te queremos Los cuates Lauren y Yo


San Juanita Rodriguez posted on 11/13/18

Ama, te extraño mucho, pero siento que todavía estás aquí con nosotros porque estamos constantemente hablando de ti. Nosotros veamos tus fotos que nos llevan de vuelta a esos tiempos contigo. Espero que seas feliz en el cielo con Apa y Chabelita. No te olvides de enviarme señales del cielo. Te amo con todo mi corazón. I miss you so much, but I feel that you are still here with us. We are constantly talking about you and us seeing your photos takes us back to those times with you. I hope you are happy in heaven with Apa and Chabelita. Do not forget to send me signals from heaven. I love you with all my heart.