FREER, Texas - Maria DeJesus Garza, 87, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at a Corpus Christi hospital. She was born on June 5, 1920 in Conroe, Texas, to Jacobo and Adela Gonzalez. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Juan F. Garza; two daughters, Maria Guadalupe Garza and Adelina G. Vasquez; one son, Jose Guadalupe Garza; her parents, one brother, one sister and six grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Benjamin (the late Elda) Garza and Homero (Thelma) Garza, both of Freer, Texas, Serapio (Esther) Garza of Giddings, Texas, and Juan F. (Jesusa) Garza Jr. of Sinton, Texas; her daughters, Hortencia (Pablo) Vela and Francisca (Lazaro) Garcia both of Sebastian, Texas, Mirta "Mickey" Garcia of Kingsville, Texas, Noelia (the late Eleodoro) Cantu and Alma Rios both of Freer, Texas, and Maricela (John C.) Bell of Luling, Texas; two brothers, Jose (Nena) Gonzalez and Jose Guadalupe (Adelfa) Gonzalez, both of San Antonio, Texas; 62 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas. Prayer service will held at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home Chapel in Freer with Pastor Jessie Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Hahl Memorial Cemetery in Freer, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of Freer.