Cantu, Garza


FREER, Texas - Eleodoro A. "Lale" Cantu Jr., 59, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at a Corpus Christi hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Noelia "Nellie" G. Cantu of Freer, Texas; his children, Leonel Erasmo (Mary) Cantu, Rhonda Michelle Cantu Arnold, and Omar Noel (Cyril) Cantu, all of Freer, Texas, and Enrique A. Garza III of Hebbronville, Texas; his brothers and sisters, Adelita (the late Arnulfo) Espinioza and Arnoldo F. (Edna) Cantu both of Freer, Texas, Aldo Ray (Julie) Cantu of San Antonio, Texas, Anama (Victor) Saenz and Mike (Cindy) Cantu, both of Alice, Texas, Alma Offutt and Rosie Caudle, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, Rolando (Julie) Cantu of Decater, Robert (Daphne) Cantu of Delhi, La., and Tres Cantu of Alice, Texas; six grandchildren, a great-grandson and nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas, with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas with Brother Tim Walshe, officiating. Burial was at Hahl Memorial Cemetery in Freer.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Lydia Garza, 73, passed away May 17, 2007 at her residence in San Diego. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rosendo Garza; two sons, Arnoldo and Roel Garza; and her parents, Domingo and Dolores Almaraz.

Survivors include four sons, Ruben R. Garza of Premont, Texas, and Raul Garza, Rosendo Garza Jr. and Ricardo R. "Ilda" Tanguma, all of San Diego, Texas; five daughters, Irma G. "Samuel" Ramirez and Sara Garza , both of Alice, Texas, Estella (Robert Vasquez) Garza of Victoria, Texas, Diana (Joe) Gonzalez of Midlothian, Texas, and Lydia Garza of San Diego, Texas; one sister, Beatrize Cantu of Alice, Texas; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at Las Flores Ranch Cemetery in Duval County.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.