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Maria L. Garza

1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Maria L. Garza Obituary
Maria L. Garza

Born: May 13, 1928; in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Died: June 17, 2014; in Harvard

Maria L. Garza, age 86, of Harvard, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home. She was born May 13, 1928, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Tomas and Maria de Jesus (Sepulueda) Sanchez. Maria loved to cook. She enjoyed gardening and camping, but most of all she loved her family. Maria was the puzzle piece that held the family together, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. On October 4, 1945, she married Manuel Garza Sr., in Edinburg, TX.

Survivors include her children, Elva (Florentino) Vergara, Manuel (Patricia) Garza Jr., John (Amparo) Garza, Maria Garaza, James Garza, Victoria Garza and Amelia (Abel) Vela; 20 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. 5 siblings, Merqueadez Sanchez Paras of TX, Hortercia Sanchez of TX, Tomas Sanchez Jr., of Oregon, Izaias Sanchez of TX and Noemi Sanchez Lopez of TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuel Sr.; grandson, Manuel III; and 5 siblings.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Friday, June 20, 2014 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner Street, Harvard, IL 60033. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 206 E. Front Street, Harvard, IL 60033. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery Woodstock, IL.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at

For more information contact the funeral home at 815-943-5400
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 19, 2014
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