Garza, Gonzalez, Von Ruff


FALFURRIAS, Texas - Tomas O. Garza Jr., 50, passed away on July 19, 2007 at his residence in Boise, Idaho. He was a graduate of C. M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Mont. He attended college at Montana University and Boise State in Boise, Idaho. He was an engineer at Micron Tech in Boise and was also an avid fisherman. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his children.

Survivors include one daughter, Debra Mckensie Garza of Mountain Home. Idaho; three sons, Tomas Ovidio Garza III, Christopher Glenn Garza and Noah David Garza, all of Mountain Home, Idaho; his parents, Tomas and Albesa Garza of Windsor, Colo.; and two brothers, Roberto (Maggie) Garza of Franklin, Ohio, and David (Robin) Garza of Lakewood, Wash.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2007, at Alaniz Funeral Home in Falfurrias, Texas. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias. Burial was at Falfurrias Burial Park, Falfurrias, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Alaniz Funeral Home, Falfurrias, Texas.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Dario Gonzalez, 42, a lifelong resident of San Diego, Texas, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan F. Gonzalez.

Survivors include his mother, Herminia R. Gonzalez of San Diego, Texas; his brothers, Luis Armando Gonzalez and Macedonio Gonzalez, both of San Diego, Texas, Juan A. (Elsa Cavero) and Wenceslado (Maria) Gonzalez, both of Freer, Texas; his sisters, Lucilla (Camilo Garza) Gonzalez and Sonia Gonzalez, both of San Diego, Texas, Albesa "Bessie" (Eliazar) Gonzalez of Rios, Texas, and Celina Gonzalez of San Diego, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2007 at Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Vigil for the Deceased will be observed and a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.

Von Ruff

ALICE, Texas - Marilynn "Lynn" Litchy Von Ruff, 71, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died peacefully in the presence of family members on July 25, 2007, at her home in Alice. She was born to Ruth Voytilla and Anton (Tony) Litchy on July 19, 1936 in Holdingford, Minn. She proudly served our country with the U.S. Marine Corps as a legal secretary, where she met her life long companion and husband. As the wife of a career military man, as do all military wives, she accepted the responsibility of raising their four sons during his absence. After all the sons were in schools, she worked with the Civil Service for the State of Alaska, the Army at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and the Air Force at Dyess AFB Base. After leaving military service, they settled in Holdingford, Minn., where she was employed as a secretary of the public schools. After four years, she moved back to Alice, Texas, where she worked for Foster Electric Company and Gulf Electric and Supply Company. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Anton and Ruth Litchy.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Alvin Von Ruff of Alice; her sons, Al and wife Kathleen of Gibson City, Ill., Timothy and wife Cristina of Houston, Daniel and wife Gokce of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and Thomas and wife Andrea of Ft. Worth. The four greatest grandchildren, Olivia, Lucas, Amanda, and Jessica-Aylin; her sister, and brother-in-law, Marlene and John Huyck of Mounds View, Minn.; her brothers, Donald Litchy and wife Beverly of Holdingford, Minn., David Litchy and wife, Linda (Lynn) of Salem, Ore., Bill Litchy and wife, Char of Grayslake, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday July 27, 2007 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28,2007 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Alice. Burial with Military Honors will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2007 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful health care professionals and volunteers of VistaCare Hospice Services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests your support to a local cancer center.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.

-Paid Obituary