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Norma Linda Garza, a faith-filled, friendly, and loving woman, was born on October 29, 1961, in Rio Grande City. She passed away on September 8, 2023, in Edinburg, leaving behind a legacy of love, faith, and dedication. Norma was a woman of strength and resilience, whose life was a testament to the power of love and the importance of family.
Norma was a beloved mother to her children, Marlene and Marc Garza. She was also a cherished sister to Rachel, Enrique, Romeo, Elvira, Jesus, and Maria Elena. Norma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raul Garza, her mother Maria Concepcion Pantoja, and her siblings Esther, Isidro, and Jose. Despite the loss of these loved ones, Norma's spirit remained unbroken, her faith unwavering, and her love for her family and friends unending.
Norma's professional life was marked by dedication and service. She worked at McAllen High School for 24 years, where she touched the lives of countless students and colleagues.
Beyond her professional life, Norma was deeply involved in her community. She was an active member of the church choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where her beautiful voice and faith-filled spirit uplifted all who heard her. Norma also found joy in playing bingo, a pastime that brought her much happiness and countless friendships. She was an avid watcher of football, particularly the Dallas Cowboys, her enthusiasm and team spirit infectious to all around her.
Norma Linda Garza was a woman of faith, a woman of love, and a woman of strength. Her life was a testament to the power of these virtues, and her legacy will continue to inspire all who knew her. She was a beacon of light in a world that often seems dark, her faith-filled spirit a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew her. Norma's life was a testament to the power of love, the strength of faith, and the importance of family. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
Norma has indeed left behind a legacy of character and faith. Her life was a testament to the power of love, the strength of faith, and the importance of family. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd in McAllen from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial rites will be celebrated at 11:30 am Friday, September 15, 2023 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment wlll follow at Valley Memorial Gardens at 1:00 PM.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.