Andrea Gonzales Garza

Andrea Garza

Mrs. Andrea Gonzales Garza, 86, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side at UTMB on Thursday, July 3, 2014. 

Mrs. Garza was born on January 17, 1928 in Pineland, Texas to Manuel and Virginia Gonzales.  She graduated from Pineland High School in 1948.  She met and married her husband of 61 years, Vincent Garza, Sr. in 1952. They welcomed their daughter Carmen and several years later son, Vincent, Jr.  Andrea previously worked at Eibands, Prudential and UTMB but spent most of her life dedicated to her most important work as a wife and mother.  She has been a resident of Galveston for over the last 60 years.  She is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of  Galveston Post No. 880 of the VFW.

Mrs. Andrea Garza was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Manuel Gonzales as well as her brothers, Rogelio, Manuel, Reuben, Raymond, Tito, Domingo and Albert Gonzales.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Vincent, Sr.; her daughter, Carmen Ryan and her companion Steven Tinney; her son, Vincent, Garza Jr. and his companion Doris Jones.  Mrs. Garza leaves her legacy with her three grandchildren, Heather Ryan, Kyle Ryan and Vincent Garza III,; her sister Alicia Gonzales Muir and Robert Gonzales.

Family will receive visitors on July 9, 2014 from 6-8 PM and rosary recited in her honor at 7pm at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home 1201 Tremont Galveston, TX 77550.  A Christian Funeral Mass will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 AM on July 10, 2014.  Mrs. Garza will be entombed at Calvary Cemetery Galveston, TX.

Dorthea Lewis Jones is the family Funeral Director.  Memorials may be sent to Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591 409-986-9900.