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1935 Adelaida 2021

Adelaida Garza

July 23, 1935 — October 1, 2021

JULY 23, 1935 – OCTOBER 1, 2021

On October 1, 2021, God called our wonderful, beautiful, caring and loving mother, Adelaida Portugal Garza, having been surrounded by her family.

Adelaida was a loving and nurturing mother to her six children and as the matriarch of the family and last survivor, she leaves behind a great legacy that will be carried for years to come by all of her descendants. Her passion in creating a beautiful and inviting garden will forever be cherished as one of her many devotions. Adelaida loved entertaining, whether it be at home or at one of the many social Bunco/Pokino Clubs she belonged too. She will be forever missed and remembered by her family and intimate friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Santiago Alfonso Garza; her parents: Jose de Jesus and Dolores Portugal; her five siblings and her life-long friend Yolanda Barreda.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children:  Sandra Elsa (Clarence Eddie) Giddens, Jose Alfonso (Dina) Garza, Roberto Arturo (Laura) Garza, Cynthia Garza Lopez, Patricia Adele Garza (Guillermo, Jr.) Castillo, Eduardo Ernesto (Patricia Gabriela) Garza; grandchildren:  Elizabeth Marie (Matthew) Trent, Christopher E. (Brittany) Giddens, Alejandra (Steven) Gonzalez, Guillermo Castillo III, Nicholas Lopez, Marco Antonio Castillo, Nicole (David) Delamater, Michael (Mia) Banks, Isabella Garza, C. J. Garza, Alfonso Garza, Arturo Garza, Eduardo Garza, Enrique Garza, Gabriela Garza; 10 great grandchildren; sisters in law Carol (Decoroso +) Portugal and Carol (Jose +) Portugal; numerous nieces, nephews, other beloved relatives and her closest and dearest friends that will miss her.

We wish to extend our most sincere appreciation to the hardworking and dedicated caregivers Blanca Alvarado, Mayra Aguilar, Tina Reséndiz and Yahaira Rojas for having tended to her everyday healthcare needs.

The family will receive condolences on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 9 am until 10:30 am.

The procession will depart at 10:30 am to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 am.

All services will conclude at the church.  A private Cremation and Interment will take place at a later date.

Pallbearers will be her adored grandchildren: Chris Giddens, Mike Banks, Memo Castillo, Marco Castillo, C.J. Garza, Nick Lopez, Arturo Garza, Alfonso Garza, Eduardo Garza and Enrique Garza.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041, 956.722.8850

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 8, 2021

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services

1410 Jacaman Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 8, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2219 Galveston St., Laredo, TX 78043

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