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In Memory of

Theodore Garza

December 25, 1920 - February 17, 2014

Obituary


Theodore (Ted) Garza passed away peacefully on February 17, 2014. Theodore was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 25, 1920.

He is preceded in death by his parents Pablo Garza and Dolores Guiterrez Garza, as well as twin brother Henry, brothers Gilbert, Louis, and Paul, sisters Margaret Rios, Mary Oliva, and Magdalene Canales. Also preceded in death by his son-in-law Graham Stevens and infant grandson Adam Stevens.

Theodore is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Theresa Gonzales Garza, sons Robert Garza and David Garza, daughter Diana Stevens, daughter-in-law Teresa...

Theodore (Ted) Garza passed away peacefully on February 17, 2014. Theodore was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 25, 1920.

He is preceded in death by his parents Pablo Garza and Dolores Guiterrez Garza, as well as twin brother Henry, brothers Gilbert, Louis, and Paul, sisters Margaret Rios, Mary Oliva, and Magdalene Canales. Also preceded in death by his son-in-law Graham Stevens and infant grandson Adam Stevens.

Theodore is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Theresa Gonzales Garza, sons Robert Garza and David Garza, daughter Diana Stevens, daughter-in-law Teresa Garza, granddaughters Andrea Garza, Erica Stevens, Natalie Stevens, Lorna Stevens, and Victoria Garza, and grandson David Theodore Garza. Also survived by his brothers Anthony & wife Bertha Garza, George Figueroa & wife Virginia, sisters Sally Arispe, and Irene Garza, and sister-in-law Nancy Flores, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Theodore was a member of the Greatest Generation this nation has known. He was a World War II veteran who served as a Corporal with General George Patton's 3rd Army in the European Theatre of Operations. Awarded two Bronze Stars, he was a member of the 65th Infantry Unit (Battle-axe) that participated in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns along with the liberation of POW & concentration camps in Austria.

Theodore was a master craftsman and his reputation and work in the world of automobile body work was well respected. He managed and owned his own repair shop in the early years of his career. He was employed by David Taylor Cadillac, Bland Cadillac, & McGinnis Cadillac until he retired. Not one to become idle, after retirement he began working at Randall's. Theodore took pride and loved his work as a greeter and courtesy clerk for several years.

Nothing gave Theodore (PoPo as he was called by his beloved grandchildren) more pleasure than spending time with his family. In addition, after retirement, Theodore and his wife were members of the Lancers and they loved attending the various social engagements and dances that the club organized.

Theodore was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Patrick's Church for many years where he served as a member of the Catholic Men's Society and performed the duties of an usher during Sunday masses. In addiition, Theodore was an honorary Third Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council 803.

Throughout his 93 years of life, Theodore was a man of faith, integrity, wisdom, and commitment. His was not always an easy life, but he believed in hard work and was never one to give up. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Rosary @ 7:00pm
Funeral Service Monday, February 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Burial at Houston National Cemetery with full military honors 1:45pm

Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek
9149 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77095
(281) 345-6061