MISSION – Paula “Paulita” Garza, 88, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
She was a native of Camargo, Tamps., Mexico, and had worked for Levi Strauss in McAllen.
Survivors include her children, Maria Gutierrez, Delia Berlanga, Amanda Benavidez, Gloria Cerda and Francisca Gonzalez, all of Mission; siblings, Ofelia Villanueva, Aurelia Garza and Eutiquio Garza; and 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Mirta Gutierrez and Anabel Cerda, and brothers, Agapito Garza, Sijifredo Garza and Baldemar Garza.
A funeral mass was held on July 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.