|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 2006|
The Lexington Leader
December 14, 2006
November 9, 1929 – December 7, 2006
Ruth Garza, 77, of Rockdale, passed away on December 7, 2006 in the Renaissance Villa in Rockdale. Rev. Edwin Kagoo conducted the funeral service on December 11, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Rockdale. Pallbearers were Billy Goodman, Gabriel Goodman, Clayton Goodman, Michelle Stracener, Elizabeth Stracener and Terry Garza. Honorary pallbearers were Manuel Doud, Santos Gonzales, Ike Korenek, Lambert Skubal, Sr., Henry Castillo, John Garza and Cruz Garza.
Mrs. Garza was born on November 9, 1929 in Cameron to Leo and Frances (Nieto) Leyendecker. She lived in Rockdale all of her life. She married Gabriel R. Garza on October 5, 1947 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, numerous brothers and sisters, parents, Leo and Frances Leyendecker and adoptive parents, her aunt and uncle, Galvino and Pauline Nieto.
She is survived by her husband, Gabriel Garza of Rockdale, sons: Ernest Garza and wife, Charlotte of Rockdale and Gene Garza of Rockdale; daughters: Melba Garza of Cedar Creek, Irene Garza and Kelly Meyer of Rockdale, Cathy Stracener and Howard Swift of Rockdale and Martha Garza of Austin; sisters, Mary Bustillo and Celia Castillo both of San Antonio; grandchildren: Billy E. Goodman, Gabriel A. Goodman, Clayton R. Goodman, Michelle E. Stracener, Elizabeth A. Stracener, Terry L. Garza, Emily F. Garza, Victoria E. Garza, Buck D. Garza and Pete Garza; great grandchildren: Alena Brooke, Kellie Goodman, Dillon Coy Goodman, Hannah Nicole Rodriguez, Gabriel Lee Goodman and Austin Edwin Goodman.
Ruth was a graduate of Rockdale High School. She worked at RISD for 19 years before she retired. She was active in St. Joseph Catholic Church Altar Society and taught English as a second language in Community Ed. She was active in the Rockdale 4-H with her children.
Memorials may be made to Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.
San Jose Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Oct 07, 2007
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