MISSION – Juanita M. Garza, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.
A native of La Joya, Mrs. Garza was a lifelong resident of Mission. She was employed for over 25 years by the Hidalgo County Head Start in Mission.
Survivors include her husband, Pablo Garza of Mission, children, Pablo Garza Jr. of Mission, Palmira Martinez of McAllen, Javier Garza of Edinburg, Maribel Piñon of Mission, Anabel Escamilla of Laredo and Gabriel Garza of Mission; and 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sinforosa and Pedro Martinez Sr., and 10 siblings.
A funeral mass was held on Aug. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.