SAN DIEGO, Texas - Petra Loera Garza, 101, died on January 31, 2008 in a San Diego nursing home. She was born on September 9, 1906 in Laredo, Texas to Antonio and Domitila Medrano Loera. She had been a schoolteacher in San Diego for 43 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Garza.
Survivors include two special nieces, Dee Alvarado of San Diego, Texas, and Ruthie (Tommy) Valdez of Corpus Christi, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary with Rev. Refugio Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Chamberlain Cemetery in Kingsville.
Arrangements are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary of Kingsville, Texas.
SAN DIEGO, Texas - Diana Perez Gongora, 85, a lifelong resident of San Diego, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at her residence after a sudden illness. She was born on August 14, 1922 in San Diego, Texas. She was a member of St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 20 years of employment.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio C. Gongora, her parents, Antonio and Elvira Perez; one sister, Emma P. Pena; and three brothers, Antonio, Julian and Fidencio Perez.
Survivors include her sister-in-law and 13 nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass was be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas.
Burial followed at the San Diego Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.