Juan Vasquez Garza

Juan Vasquez Garza

Juan Vasquez Garza

March 26, 1935 - December 30, 2015

   Juan Vasquez Garza, 80, of Van Vleck, TX entered into eternal rest December 30, 2015 surrounded by his family. 
   He was born March 26, 1935, in Edinburg, Texas, to the late Julio Garza and Juanita Casarez Garza. 
   Juan was known to everyone as Johnny. 
   Johnny was raised by Mauro Vasquez and Amelia Guerra Vasquez at the age of five years old.  
   Johnny graduated from Edinburg High School in 1955 and soon enlisted in the Army Infantry.  
   He married Elida Rivas on June 23, 1958.   
   Elida was the love of his life and they remained married for 49 years until Elida’s death on July 22, 2007.  
   Johnny and Elida had seven daughters - Catalina, Cynthia, Corina, Celeste, Christella, Carolina and Carmen.   
   Johnny is preceded in death by: his parents and step parents; brothers, Erasmo Garza, Natividad Garza, Ramon Garza, Gregorio Garza and Julio Garza, Jr.; and sisters Jova Miranda and unnamed twin deceased at birth.    
   He is survived by: his sister Blasa Estrada of Chicago, IL.; daughters and husbands, Catalina and James Silva of Conroe, TX., Cynthia and Juan Delgado of Wharton, TX., Corina and  Michael Weaver of Van Vleck, TX., Celeste Cortez (Johnny Cortez, deceased), Christella and Jesse Rodriguez of Wadsworth, TX., Carolina and Raymond Trevino of Alvin, TX., Carmen and Adrian Escobedo of Frisco, TX., and Eva Rivera (Eli Rivera, deceased) of Round Rock, TX; 16 grandchildren, Stephanie Lydia Silva, Sarah Michelle Silva Matej, Candace Renee Cardoza, Brian Christopher Vega, Juan Cortez III, Celina Eliza Cortez, Joshua Eric Cortez, John Anthony Rodriguez, Victoria Elida Rodriguez, Carmen Marie Owen, Raymond Dario Garza Trevino, Beau Jacob Escobedo, Brandon Juan Escobedo and Emma Adriana Escobedo, Jonathan and Gabriel Rivera and three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Josúe Cardoza, Ayden Cortez, Elena and Evelyn Vega and numerous nieces and nephews. 
   The family received visitors on Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.  
   The Rosary was recited at 6 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the funeral home.  
   The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Fr. Greg Korenek officiating.  
   Interment was to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.   
   Pallbearers are grandsons: Bryan Vega, John Anthony Rodriguez, Johnny Cortez III, Jonathan Rivera, Dario Trevino, Christopher Owen, Beau Escobedo and Brandon Escobedo.  
   Honorary pallbearers are: James Silva, Juan Delgado, Michael Weaver, Jesse Rodriguez, Raymond Trevino and Adrian Escobedo. 
   Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.  Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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