Juan Garza LUBBOCK- On June 24, 2013, surrounded by his family, Juan Garza passed away and went to be with the Lord. A rosary service will be held today, June 26, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Martin Pina officiating. Interment will immediately follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Guajardo Funeral Chapels. He was born on July 13, 1926 in Monterrey, Mexico to Alejandro and Guadalupe Garza. He married Isabel Alvarez of Big Spring, Texas on June 16, 1956. Mr. Garza is survived by his children, Sofia Rios, Rosa Hernandez, Bertha Ramirez (Joe), Janie Gonzales (Miguel), Lupe Hernandez (Martin), Julie Garza (Jesus), Margie Garza (Raul), Liz Lucio (Danny), and Marlena Gonzales (James); as well as 35 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Isabelle Garza; a son, Alejandro Garza; two granddaughters, Evette Garza and Izabella Lucio; and son-in-law, Ben Hernandez. Pallbearers for the service will be Vanessa Nunez, Amber Lucio, Johnathan Ayala, Veronica Romo, Brittany Hernandez, and Roranne Nunez. The family would like to thank Lubbock Hospitality and Hospice of Lubbock as well as a special thanks to MaryAnn Guiling.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 26, 2013