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
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosary will be held at 7:00Pm
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am