Maria Garza Posted: 2021-06-03 13:30:06

Maria Garza


Maria Isaura Garza, 92, died peacefully on June 2, 2021, at Alden-Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates.
Maria was born in New Braunfels, Texas on February 22, 1929, to parents Matias and Jocabel (nee Salinas) Anaya. She married Guadalupe Garza on September 25, 1954, and they were happily married for 54 years until his death on October 17, 2008. Maria was devoted to her family. She was an excellent storyteller and always had a new story to share with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Maria was very lively and loved to dance to Tejano music. She loved to watch game shows and her favorites were Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. She loved her lottery tickets and could often be found thrift shopping. Maria’s strong and independent personality touched everyone she met, and she will be greatly missed.

Maria is survived by her children, Guadalupe (Joël) Peters, Roberto (Christi) Garza, Fernando Garza, Ana Luiza Garza, her grandchildren, Christopher-Joël, Benjamin, Sophia, Jonathon, Amanda, Joshua “Chaelin”, Lorenzo, Angelo, Matthew, and Mia, her great-grandchildren, Nolan, Nicholas, and Chloe, her brother, Jose Matias (Rosemary) Anaya, and many family members in Texas.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Guadalupe Garza, and her siblings, Catarino Madrigal, Ignacia (Enrique) Rocha, and Antonia (Manuel) Gaona.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Mass will be Monday, June 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, Interment at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery to follow mass.

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Roberto Garza 2021-06-03 13:39:15

Love you forever....

Joan Dehnert 2021-06-03 14:41:59

My thoughts and prayers for the entire family during this most difficult time. Your mother was a sweet, wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

Amanda 2021-06-03 17:43:02

Thank you for the love you have shown me and your great-grandchildren. I love you so much Grandma.

Liza Gaona 2021-06-03 19:05:57

Tia you will be greatly missed. My love & condolences to all the family.

Marie-France Russell 2021-06-04 15:51:45

Rest now in God's Loving Home with your dearest loved ones on the other side, Mrs. Garza. You are a lovely Lady who will always watch over and aid your loved ones who still journey on this side.

Edgar Suarez & Betty Prieto 2021-06-05 09:41:52

... Tuvimos el honor y el placer de conocer a la Madre de nuestro querido Sensei... disfrutamos de su sonrisa y del amor a su familia; en definitiva muchas cosas en común; Estamos seguros que que Doña María Garza es conocedora de la gran verdad y nos recuerda el valor de la Esperanza... que Nuestro Creador la tenga en su Gloria,

The Cervantes Sr. & Jr. Family 2021-06-05 11:59:55

We will miss you. Our prayers & condolences to the entire family.

Paul and Ana Cervantes 2021-06-05 12:19:11

Our condolences to the family. Tia thank you for all the love you shown us. We will miss your beautiful smile. You will be greatly missed.

David, Bonnie and Victoria Salinas 2021-06-05 12:28:26

Rest In Peace Tia. Forever in our hearts.

Joel & Belinda Vera 2021-06-05 12:37:40

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed and so fortunate for the memories from our family reunion. God Bless and rest in peace.

Paul and Ana Cervantes 2021-06-05 14:56:09

Our condolences to the family. Tia thank you for all the love you shown us. We will miss your beautiful smile. You will be greatly missed.

Norma Jean Benavides 2021-06-05 20:21:26

Our beloved aunt Isadra will be dearly missed by Corpus Christ, Texas family. She was the sweetest person anyone could have as a sister, aunt, great aunt, friend. She was an outstanding woman ready to help anyone in need especially her family and friends. She will always have a very special spot in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU TIA and will miss you very much. You might be gone but never forgotten. Love your TEXAS FAMILY

Bill and Maryann Matuszak 2021-06-05 20:37:16

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you all in this time of sorrow. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. With deepest sympathy

Josie (Guedea) jamin 2021-06-06 10:12:33

My Family (Guedea/Garza) remembers our “Tia Chawa” and loved her - she was are only aunt in Chicago … she will be missed

The Ivey Family 2021-06-06 11:31:07

Bob, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Diana Elizabeth Moya 2021-06-07 12:37:57

Thank you for all the love you show me while growing up and into my adult life, You truly showed me how to laugh and love and laugh again And you were the best great- aunt ever! You will be missed but never forgotten. May you dance with the angel. Love you Tia!

The Moya family. 2021-06-07 12:43:13

Tia you will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the entire family. Love you all. The Moya family

Veronica Moya-Fuentes 2021-06-09 23:16:01

Tia, I will always remember your sweet hugs and larger than life laugh; I will carry the beautiful memories from your visits always. We love you Tia always and forever.