SANTA ELENA - Ramiro G. Garza, 88, was called by Our Lord and entered into eternal rest on July 27, 2010.
He was born on March 10, 1922, at Santa Rita Ranch, Texas, To Andres M. Garza and Tomasita Garza
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a PFC and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents Andres M. Garza and Tomasita Garza, his brothers: Teofilo Garza, Felix S. Garza (pola), Librado Garza (Lile), Rodolfo S. Garza (Anita), and Andres Garza Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Raquel Pena Garza and brother Adalberto (Amanda) Garza of Santa Elena, TX. Ramiro is also survived by his four children: Araceli (David) Garza, Agnes (John) Carswell, Anna (Ricardo) Estrada, and Alan (Rosie) Garza and grandchildren: Janice (Aaron) Terning, Lori (Anthony) Pena, April Garza, Dara Estrada, Jenelle Estrada, Ashley Garza, Albino A. (Crystal) Bazan, Adrian L. Bazan, and Summer Bazan.
This Family wishes to thank Dr. Monzer Yazji and his wonderful staff in Edinburg, Texas. Special Thanks to dad's finest caregivers Nora Olin, Rafael and Gloria Lucio.
"You Will Always be with us as long as we remember the things you taught us.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Viewing will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday July 29, 2010, at Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel in Rio Grande City. Viewing will continue Friday, July 30, 2010 From 9 a.m. at San Isidro Catholic Church funeral mass to be officiated by Father Rene in San Isidro. Interment will fallow at El Coyote Ranch Cemetery in Santa Elena.
Arrangements are being made under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home of Rio Grande City.
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Published in The Monitor on July 29, 2010