Isabel Garza Martinez

June 14, 1924, Isabel Garza Martinez was the fifth child born to Marcos, Sr. and Fidela Morales Garza in San Marcos.  She passed on to her eternal life on December 22, 2018, at the age of 94.


Welcoming her home are her husband, Aurelio H. Martinez, son, Ricardo G. Martinez parents, Marcos, Sr. and Fidela M. Garza, siblings, Maria Garza, Jose, Reynaldo, Alfonso, Manuela Silguero, Marcos, Jr., Adolfo, Alberta, Bertha Garza, and Olga Guerrero.



Isabel “Chavela” and her siblings were migrant workers travelling to California, Wyoming and other states.  After her marriage she worked alongside her husband at Victory Cleaners while also raising a family.  She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Chavela was a very caring, strong and independent woman.  She enjoyed being with family, fixing Coke floats for her grandchildren, and gardening. She was a woman of many talents.


Her memories will be cherished by daughters Susana Martinez Padilla (Jose), Estella L. Gonzales (Edward), Gloria Suarez (Edward), and son, Armando G. Martinez (Mary Helen).  Grandchildren, Maricella Suarez, Alejandra Martinez, Veronica Suarez, Daniella Suarez, and Edward Joseph Suarez.  Great Grandson, Isaiah J. Suarez.  Other survivors include her siblings, Enrique Garza, Beatrice Sánchez, Federico Garza, Dora Rodríguez, Ignacio Garza, Delia Villarreal, Carlos Garza, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends


Visitation will begin 3:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018 with Recitation of Holy Rosary held at 6:30 p.m., at Los Angeles Funeral Home … 300 Cheatham St. … San Marcos, Texas.  Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church … 624 E. Hopkins … San Marcos, Texas … Rev. Father John Boiko will officiate.  Interment will follow in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas.



Serving as pallbearers are Joe Prado, Felix Martinez, Gilbert Garza, David Montelongo, Edward Joseph Suarez, and Maricella Suarez.  Honorary pallbearer Isaiah J. Suarez.


The family wishes to thank Ms. Eva for her help and support.


For all the times you gently picked me up,

For all the times you tied my shoes

And tucked me into bed,


Or needed something

But put me first instead.


For everything we shared,

The dreams, the laughter,

And the tears,

I love you with a Special Love

That deepens every year.


Thank you Mom

(Author unknown)


In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in her memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the St. John Catholic Church Chapel renovations.