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Manuela Garza

Manuela Garza

Sunday, September 28th, 1941 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Manuela Garza, 78, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Manuela was born September 28, 1941 in Gonzales to Pedro Contreras, Sr, and Conception Castillo Contreras. She married Patricio “Pat” Garza on February 28, 1961 in Gonzales. Manuela was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Manuela grew up near Cost, Texas. She learned to cook and sew as a young girl and frequently would sew clothes for her dolls and sisters. She helped her dad pick pecans as well. After marrying Pat, her primary focus was raising her family of six children. The family suffered a loss of a son and brother and amidst this tragic loss Manuela’s faith held the family together and lead them through this difficult time.

Manuela loved to travel and work puzzles. She adored her family and cherished time shared with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving soul, generous beyond measure, a magnificent cook and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Manuela is survived by her loving family, husband, Pat Garza, Sr of Gonzales, daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice Ruiz and Hector of Gonzales, sons and daughter-in-law, Pat Garza, Jr of Austin, Joe Garza of Odessa, Danny Garza of Gonzales and Adam Garza and Jessica of Gonzales, brother and sister-in-law, Juan Contreras and Lupe of Waukau, WI, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Reynaldo Garza, sisters, Patsy Carrizales, Connie Contreras, Josephine Fernandez, Enrique Rodriguez, Tomasa Pineda and brother Manuel Contreras.

The family will receive friends in small numbers to comply with public health and CDC recommendations, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020. Those in attendance will be expected to wear personal protective apparatuses such as a veil, scarf or suitable face covering to prevent the spread of Covid 19. A rosary and vigil service will follow at 11 a.m. with no more than 50 people in attendance. Interment will follow in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Garrett Ruiz, Jeremy Garza, Derrick Garza, David Pineda, Sr, David Pineda, Jr, and Adam Pineda. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Friends may visit www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com to sign the register book and leave their condolences. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Deacon Terry Brennan
  • Interment

    Location
    Gonzales Memorial Park
    Address
    Gonzales, Texas 78629

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Mary

Posted at 07:14am
To the family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
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Posted at 08:25pm
From across the world, love and miss you Aunt Manuela. AO2(SW) Cody J. Soto
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Juan Contreras

Posted at 02:51pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Lots of Love from the family of Juan Contreras
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Mary &Melissa

Posted at 12:07pm
We love you grandma and you will forever be in our thoughts . We will keep you in our hearts , Melissa , Julissa, Justin Jr, Jaidon and Jabari.
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Cristina Aranda

Posted at 10:09pm
Sending our deepest condolences To Pat and Family,May our Lord Jesus give y’all strength during this difficult time.

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