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Maria Valdez Garza

January 28, 1932 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Maria Garza Obituary

Mathis - Maria Valdez Garza, a woman of unwavering faith and a loving mother, passed away on

October 31, 2023, in New Edinburg, Arkansas, surrounded by her family. Born on January

28, 1932, in Alice, Texas, Maria dedicated her life to her family and was a beacon of

strength and encouragement.

Maria took pride in being a mother who found her calling as a homemaker and caregiver,

nurturing her five children and raising them to become successful individuals. Her

devotion to her family knew no bounds, and she cherished every moment spent with her

loved ones.

In her earlier years Maria worked tirelessly as a housewife, teaching her children essential

values and life skills. She was a woman of boundless patience and love, always offering

words of encouragement to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, saying,

"You can do it. I know you can do it." Her positive outlook on life and her unwavering belief

that "can't" had no place in her vocabulary served as a source of inspiration to all who

knew her.

Beyond her roles as a mother and homemaker, Maria found solace in her garden, tending

to her beautiful flowers. She also had a deep passion for sewing and crocheting. Her

creativity and love for these activities brought joy to her life.

Maria's strong faith in God was a cornerstone of her life, and she instilled the importance

of faith and the values of unity, care, and love within her family. Her enduring marriage of

64 years to her late husband, Manuel, was a testament to the commitment and love they

shared. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by receiving the sacrament of


Maria also enjoyed spending time at the home of her youngest daughter, Diana Watts,

where she felt a special connection with nature and the land. She passed down to her

family the importance of taking care of each other and loving God; leaving a legacy of

compassion, resilience, and unwavering love.

Maria is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Manuel Garza. She is survived by

three sisters and one brother. In addition to her five children; Melba Trujillo (Oscar) from New Braunfels, Texas; Viola Brown (Bob) from Meadow Lakes, Texas; Richard Garza (Linda) from Portland, Texas; Minerva Thomas (Keith) and Diana Watts both from New Edinburg, Arkansas. Maria is survived by nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, all of whom held a special place in her heart.

Maria Valdez Garza's memory will live on in the hearts of her family and all those fortunate

enough to know her. Her life serves as a lasting example of faith, love, and the boundless

belief that, with determination, one can overcome any obstacle. She will be deeply missed

but never forgotten.

Visitation will begin Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. The Recitation of the Rosary will be held the same evening, 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton, Texas.  Burial will follow in Cenizo Hill Cemetery, Mathis.

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November 8, 2023

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Recitation of the Rosary
November 8, 2023

7:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Mass of Christian Burial
November 9, 2023

10:00 AM
Our Lady Guadalupe-Sinton
725 Sodville
Sinton, TX 78387

Interment following funeral service
November 9, 2023

Cenizo Hill Cemetery
County Road 15
Mathis, TX 78368


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