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OBIT – Juan De La Garza

MISSION – Juan Vicente De La Garza, 76, passed away June 24, 2017, at his home in Mission.

Mr. De La Garza was a former mechanic at Smiley Grove Care for over 30 years. He was an active member of of St. John of the Fields Catholic Church in Mission, serving as an usher, Eucharist minister, on the church committee member for over 30 years and cooking with his former 3G Team at the church’s fall Jamaica for many years.      

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Refugia Perez De La Garza of Mission; children, Vicente De La Garza, John David De La Garza and Melinda De La Garza; brother, Manuel De La Garza; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa De La Garza, and siblings, Lilia Flores, Rebeca Ochoa, Aracelia Garza, Luisa Perez and Jose Santos De La Garza.

A funeral mass was held on June 27 at St. John of the Fields. Burial followed at Granjeno Cemetery.

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