Maria del Refugio Garza Sanchez
April 21, 1939 – October 7, 2015
Born Maria del Refugio Garza Herrera, April 21, 1939 in Tampico, Tamaulipas. She grew up in one of the fifth largest city of Tamaulipas, which is known for its oil refineries. On January 10, 1960, Maria married Roman Garcia Sanchez of Manzanillo and decided to move away from her family to live the American dream. They settled in the small town of Calipatria, CA where they raised their six children. She remained married to her husband for 52 years until his passing.
Maria worked in varies agricultural industries. She later developed a passion for gardening and landscaping.
The Mass Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Calipatria at 9:00 a.m.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Calipatria from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Burial will be on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Riverview Cemetery after the Mass service.
The Rosary will be on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Calipatria at 7:00 p.m.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Roman, her daughter Irene, mother, Leonila Herrera Barron and step-father, Angel Mar Carrillo, brother Luceo Alfonso Garza Herrera, and sister Francisca Garza de Cantu (Herrera)
The survivors of Maria include her daughters, Gloria Sanchez of Calipatria, Isabel Sanchez of San Diego, Angelica Banaga of Calipatria, Victoria Freeman of San Diego, Amparo S. Martinez of Brawley, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, Brothers, Pedro Armando Garza Herrera, Deoneseo Mar Herrera, and Sister, Lena Esther Garza Herrera.