JUAN GARZA JR.

Juan Garza, Jr., A beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. He was a happy and talented soul.

He mastered playing the accordion at a very young age, and our family always enjoyed dancing and listening to him play the accordion and the songs he would compose, at family gatherings.

He had an open mind, was very upfront with everyone and he never judged anyone. We remember laughing at all his jokes, and how he was always ready and willing to help anyone, even if he was worse off himself.

He is survived by his son Juan Garza Jr. lll, and his grandkids, Michael Adrian Garza, Gabriel Patrick Garza, Damian Juan Garza Jr., Hannah Kaylee Garza, and Jasmyn Aubrey Garza; 2 brothers, George Garza and Leo Garza; 3 sisters, Leonora Garza, Esther Dutcher, and Ermilinda Gudde; 2 brothers-in-law, John Dutcher, and Bryan Gudde; and many nieces, nephews and cousins who are scattered throughout Washington State.

He was preceded in death by his parents Juan Garza Garza, and Gabriela Alaniz Garza, his oldest sister Patricia Garza, and his oldest son Miguel Gomez Garza.

We invite you to join the family for services, Thursday, March 7th at St. Charles Catholic Church at 12:00 pm. 935 Peterson Rd. Burlington, WA. 98233.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 6, 2013