Mary Lou Garza Lived and passed away by the Bible, was full of faith, praying, reciting verses and conversing with Jesus. Her last words to her family were to “Love each other”. Mary passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, Texas.
Mary was born on Thursday, October 22, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Agapito and Soledad (Zuniga) Castro. She married David Paniagua Garza and shared 49 years of marriage. Together they raised their family while running a large ranch in Kyle. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Kyle and a well-known fixture of the community. Mary was quick witted, funny, loved to give cards and gifts and watch musicals on DVD. She loved going through and reflecting on family pictures and pictures of the ranch. Mary’s Christian faith and loving spirit made her the foundation for her family. She always had a Bible with her. Mary was strong and determined. She taught her children through words and action the meaning of faith, love, honesty, family and community. Mary was preceded in death by her loving and dedicated husband David and her children Delores, Sophia and Noel Garza.
Mary’s life will be celebrated forever by her family. She leaves behind her son David Garza Jr. and wife Linda; Ernest Garza and Wife Rachel; daughters Rita Gonzales, husband John; Christina Gaitan, husband Isidrio; Sarah Garcia, husband Jaime and daughter-in law Lisa Garza. Her legacy will be extended through her sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Please join Mary’s family for a time of visitation on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby in Kyle from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Friends are invited to return on Monday December 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to join her family in celebrating her life. Interment will follow at Kyle Cemetery.
Please visit www.harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, condolence or memorial gift with Mary’s family on her On-line memorial site.
Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200.