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Maria De La Garza

January 12, 1922 — May 29, 2020

Weslaco- Maria O De la Garza, 98, entered Heaven’s Kingdom on Friday, May 29, 2020. Maria was a wonderful sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, who lived life to the fullest. She was born on January 12, 1922, to Rosendo and Amada Gonzalez Olguin in La Puerta Ranch. Maria grew up in Rio Grande City until the age of 14 when the family moved to Weslaco. She was the oldest of nine children and was like a second mother to her siblings.

When she was twenty years old, she met her future husband and soulmate, Eugenio De la Garza. He was serving in the US Army, and it was love at first sight. The couple was married in 1943 at San Martin de Porres Weslaco, where they spent the rest of their lives. After retiring from the US Army, Eugenio and Maria would migrate up north during the summer. Maria was always willing to work to help provide for their nine children. Many will remember Maria from her numerous years at McManus Produce in Weslaco, where she spent most of her career.

Maria was known to be a loving and giving person. She enjoyed having everyone joining together on every occasion and cherished all of the wonderful memories. She loved calling her friends and family over the phone daily to catch up on any recent news. Maria also loved cooking and baking. For many years she worked, but still made time to make her delicious flour tortillas that everyone enjoyed. Her special Easter dish was Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding), and everyone always asked her to save them a piece. By far, the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will miss her famous homemade tamales that Maria made for every Holiday, which was enjoyed by all.

Maria is preceded in death by her parents, Rosendo and Amada Olguin, her loving husband of forty two years, Eugenio De La Garza, son, Enrique De La Garza ., siblings, Roberto Olguin, AnnaBelia Olguin, Elia Gonzalez-Garza, Josefina Compton, Reynaldo Olguin, grandchild, JoAnn De La Garza, great-grandchildren, Paul Allen Jr. and Brandon Rodriguez.

She is survived by her children, Esmeralda Coronado (Natividad) of Weslaco, Eugenio De La Garza (Melva) of Weslaco, Estella Cantú (Emilio) of Peñitas, Emilia Rios (Ezequiel) of Freeport, Esperanza Cavazos (Juan+) of Raymondville, Elias De La Garza (Letty) of Jones Creek, Eloy De La Garza (Norma) of Weslaco, and Ernesto De La Garza (Adela) of Edcouch, twenty grandchildren, Mark De La Garza, Yvette Villarreal, Michelle Torres, Ariana Cantú, Sigrid Adameit, Terri Cavazos, Juan Cavazos III, Lisa Allen, Belinda Clark, Esequiel Rios Jr., Ernie De La Garza, Erika De La Garza, Ashley De La Garza, Natalie Shuman, Eugenio De La Garza IV, Patrick De La Garza, Valerie Gatton, Eric De La Garza, Enrique De La Garza, Vandella De La Garza, 30 great-grandchildren, Christopher Campos, Gabriel Gauna Jr., Ryan Gauna, Krystal Villarreal, Leah Thatcher, Peter Adameit, Michael Adameit, Darren Cavazos, Dawry Cavazos, Anthony Cavazos, Juan Cavazos IV, Alessia Cavazos, Phillip Allen, Briana Allen, Cameron Clark, Allison Clark, Alyssa Rios, Katy Rios, Noah Rios, Ocean Gomez, Emma Rodriguez, Cheyenne Rodriguez, Hailey Shuman, Frank Shuman V, Luca Shuman, Isabella Gatton,Nicole De La Garza, and Joseph De La Garzaand, and two great-great-grandchildren, Mercury Gauna, Mason Adameit.

Grandma, you will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. We take comfort in the fact that you are resting in your beautiful home, and because of God’s promise, we will all see you again. We are so thankful for the example you set for all of us and will love you always.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 31, 2020, at McCaleb Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 pm and a time of sharing afterward. Mass will be Monday, June 1, 2020, at 10 am, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Weslaco. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.
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