Manuel de la Garza
SAN BENITO, TX-
Rafael Manuel de la Garza, 71, entered into eternal life on March 22, 2014.
He was a lifetime resident of San Benito, TX. He started his employment career while in Jr. High and High School working for Ogdee Bros. Department Store. He worked for Goodyear Tire Co and retired after 24 years of service. He also worked for the City of Harlingen and retired after 15 years. He was a veteran of United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents Adelaida Ramirez de la Garza and Rafael Manuel de la Garza.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years; Rose Anes de la Garza, his children; Mary Alice Sanchez, Angela (Gilbert) Sanchez, Ralph de la Garza III, and Gilbert Michael (Tina) de la Garza all of San Antonio, TX; his grandchildren Alyssa Sanchez, Roel Sanchez Jr, Amelia Rose Sanchez and Romi Mendoza; his siblings Evana (Danny) Davis of San Benito, Nelda (Filiberto) Trevino of Kingsville, Norma de la Garza of San Antonio, Laura de la Garza of San Antonio, Ramon de la Garza of San Antonio and David de la Garza of San Antonio. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews that loved their "Uncle Ralph".
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at San Benito Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Perrin Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Carlos Ramirez, Jacinto Montes, Mario Salazar and Tony Delgadillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Eliseo "Cheto" Villarreal, Crescenio Salazar, Arnold Mercado, Robert Montalvo, Alfredo Montalvo Jr., Meme Castillo, Alvaro Trevino and Henry Abrego.
You may send your condolences to the de la Garza family online to www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Hwy 77, San Benito, TX 78586 (956) 361-9192.
Published in Valley Morning Star on Mar. 25, 2014