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In Loving Memory

Frank B. Garza

April 2, 1933 – August 30, 2020

Frank Garza, 87, of Friendswood, TX. passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  Frank was born on April 2, 1933 in Goliad, TX.  Frank and his 4 siblings were the children of Amador Garza and Elvira Barrera.  Frank grew up in San Diego, TX. where he attended 12 years of school.  He met his wife, Carlotta Valerio, in high school.  They were engaged on her high school graduation day and were married on June 26, 1955.  Frank enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his time at Bangor Air Force base in Maine.  After the Air Force, Frank and Carlotta move back to San Diego, TX. where they started a family.  They had 3 children, David Garza of Houston, TX. Danny Garza of Houston, TX. and Linda Smith and her husband Mark of Friendswood, TX.  Survivors also include 4 grandchildren, Anthony Garza, Nick Garza, Scott Smith and Sam Smith and 3 great grandchildren, Lilianna Garza, Jasmine Garza, and Noah Garza.  

Frank began his career in 1957 with the General Electric Company in Corpus Christi, TX.  He began his employment as a truck driver.  He then quickly became a valuable resource in the office and was promoted to Bookkeeper.  Soon afterwards, he became a salesman for their large motor and turbine repair business.  Frank's success in sales resulted in a promotion to Houston, TX. where he continued to succeed.  Frank then became Regional Sales Manager and was then promoted to International Sales Manager.  Frank balanced his work career with his family and civics life.  Frank and Carlotta stressed the importance of Christian morals and reverence with his children which they value today.  Frank joined the Catholic religious organization, The Knights of Columbus to serve his community and was a member of the Fourth Degree Assemblies.  "Sir Knight" is more than a title, it was an honor.  Frank also made time to participate in his children's life by coaching his son's baseball teams and softball with his daughter.  Frank was also responsible for teaching his sons the outdoor life through Boy Scouts, ranching, hunting, and fishing.  Frank spent time volunteering on the International Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where he became a life member, was President of their neighborhood home owners association for several years and was a member of the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee for many years.  In retirement, Frank enjoyed his time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

Frank was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him, the perfect role model as a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with reading of the Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Garza family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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9 thoughts on “Frank B. Garza”

  1. Sarah & David Ash

    beautifully written for a wonderful family man! love sweet Mr. Frank and his darling daughter Linda my bestie in college and still now! We are praying for you and the family as Frank will so be missed ! We love you so much ! Sarah & David Ash & my Crew xoxo

  2. L. Giovannangelo

    Linda, Danny, David & family
    It is with deepest sympathy we offer our condolences to all for the loss of your Dad. I worked with him over 22 years and enjoyed that time. He is in a better place now than last week with
    the God that he believed in.While mrs gio and I would love to be at the service on thursday, due to all the problems we are experiencing we cannot justify it. Our prayers will be with you all during that time .
    Sincerely…..the Gio"s

  3. I have known Frank for over fifty years through work and always cherished both his genuine friendship and willingness to help others. Rest in peace my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with the Garza family.

  4. Frank was a very special person and a dear friend. He was always the first to volunteer to assist in projects helping others less fortunate and never seemed to run out of energy, God bless you my friend.
    My deepest sympathy to the family, you will be in my prayers.
    Sincerely, Barbara Herring

  5. The Rielags & Richardsons

    God Bless "Mr. Garza" and his smiley face – always smiling – together again with Carlotta (and certain he is loving that reunion).
    He will be missed, but will forever be in our hearts. Sending love and prayers to Linda, David, Danny & family.

  6. Frank was always a shining light among our group of Highschool friends. My parents also enjoyed time with him and Carlotta for Highschool football games and pre and post game parties at the Garza's home! Many great memories with him. He will be missed by so many. May you Rest In Peace Mr. G. We will watch over your family still here with us on earth. God Bless the family.

  7. Dear Linda,
    So sorry for your loss, I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. May god help you through these days of sadness.

  8. Garza Family,
    Frank & Carlotta were such sweet people and always had a smile on their faces. My parents, John & JoNeita Bencal so enjoyed calling them "neighbor/friend" on Pine Creek Dr. Deepest of sympathy to the family.

    Donna (Bencal) McIver & Family

  9. Steve & MarySandra Foster

    Rest in peace, Frank. Frank and Carlotta were always fine people, and inseparable. We worked with them several times at the Mary Queen Church Festival raffle booth. Frank was formidable with a bullhorn hawking raffle tickets! We will always remember both of them fondly for the good people they are. May God lead Frank safely home. Love and prayers, Steve & MarySandra Foster, Friendswood

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