McAllen ~ Margarita G. Guzman, fondly known as Mage, was a shining light in the lives of all who knew her. Born on May 17, 1951, in Hidalgo, Texas, she brightened the world with her kind, generous, and loving spirit until her passing on April 29, 2023, in McAllen, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mage was a proud graduate of McHi and dedicated her life to serving others through her work at The Department of Human Services, where she was employed for over 25 years. Her unwavering commitment to helping those in need was an inspiration to her colleagues and the countless lives she touched throughout her career.
Mage's zest for life was evident in her love for traveling and her involvement at the Dodge/Payne arena in Hidalgo, Texas. She believed that life was an adventure waiting to be explored, and she embraced every opportunity to create lasting memories with her family and friends.
Mage's love for her family knew no bounds. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Rogelio Guzman, and a loving mother to their children, Rogelio Guzman Jr.(Judith Perez) and Leslie M. Guzman (Ramon Soto). Her beloved grandchildren- Rogelio Guzman III, Ricardo J. Guzman, Romeo Guzman, Kaylen B Soto, Kristen D Soto, Karen A Soto, and Kamila A Soto; Her siblings, Adelina Sarabia, Claudina Ramos, Reynalda Yañez, Rosalinda Cardenas, and Juan Garza Jr., held a special place in her heart, and she cherished the memories of her late siblings, Adelita Fuentes and Gilberto Garza. Mage was a proud daughter of the late Juan and Maria Garza, who instilled in her the values of kindness, generosity, and love that defined her life.
As we celebrate the life of Margarita "Mage" Guzman, we are reminded of the powerful words of Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Mage's legacy of love and compassion will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her.
In the face of adversity, Mage demonstrated unwavering strength and resilience. She faced her battle with cancer with courage and grace, teaching us all a valuable lesson about the power of determination and the importance of living each day to the fullest. Her indomitable spirit serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all who face challenges in their lives.
Mage's generous nature extended beyond her family and friends, as she was an active member of her community. Her involvement with the Dodge/Payne arena in Hidalgo, Texas, showcased her dedication to creating a vibrant and inclusive space for people to come together and celebrate their shared passions. Her commitment to the betterment of her community will continue to inspire others to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
As we honor the life and legacy of Margarita G. Guzman, we are reminded of the profound impact one person can have on the world. Mage's kindness, generosity, and love will continue to inspire us all to live our lives with purpose and to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
In the words of the late Helen Keller, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Mage's loving spirit will forever be felt in the hearts of those she leaves behind, and her memory will be cherished for generations to come.
Rest in peace, Margarita "Mage" Guzman. Your light will continue to shine in our hearts, and your legacy will inspire us to live our lives with kindness, generosity, and love.
A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm at Rivera Funeral Home, 1901 Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Funeral mass will be Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church in Hidalgo, Texas. Burial will follow to Hidalgo City Cemetery.
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