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Carlos Ray Garza

Carlos Ramon Garza, was born in Laredo, Texas on January 16, 1955 to his parents Alicia Ramos Garza and Ramon Garza. My Dad was the oldest child of his family. He had one younger brother, Hector Garza, and also had a baby sister who passed away due to premature birth. My Dad's one greatest joy was being around his Father, Ramon Garza. He would always say, that his Father was his best friend. My Dad was from a migrant family whom followed the farm labor work from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. This made it very difficult for my Dad and his brother who had to adjust to new school environments because of the seasonal migration work of is parents. He would say, it was tough for my brother and I to adjust to making new friends every time we moved on to the next job site and school. My father was raised to be a man of his word and a great provider. His Father Ramon, showed him the value of being a hard worker. He started working in the fields from the age of 10 years old to the age of 16 years old. By working in the fields at a young age, he felt compassionate to those who work in the fields. He would say the worst fruit he picked was peaches because wen the peach fuzz landed on the sweat of your neck it would make you itchy and if you scratched it would create a bad rash. After the field work, my Dads first job was working for Fresno Brass as a welder. And thereafter had various other jobs at Riverbend Farms and ended his working career at Willamette Industries. When my Dad turned 21, he married my mother, Lucia Ramos, from Melchor Ocampo Nuevo Leon in 1976. My Father and Mother had 3 children, Santiago Garza, 43 Inez Carmona, 40 and Carlos Garza Jr, 34. My Dad was a great Father and he loved all three of us in his own special way. My Dad found love with Jehovah in the year 1982 with Lidia Samaniego. At the time, Lidia would go give bible studies to my aunt Josefina Gonzalez. With so many visits, I am positive Lidia planted the seed of love of Jehovah in my dad's precious mind. In the year of 1992, my Father started having his own bible studies with Antonio Carpio and his lovely wife Delfina Carpio. He also started attending regular Kingdom Hall meetings every week. Around that time, my Dad began to lose his eye sight, but we never imagined that he was losing his eye sight for good. In 2005 after a few eye surgeries, my Dad was left blind. Due to adjusting without his eye sight , my parents stopped going to meetings, but never forgot about Jehovah God. My Dad would try to attend the Jesus Memorial every year by getting a ride from one of his grandkids. He would also listen to the meetings by phone on Sunday. My Dads favorite sport teams were the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys and his favorite team of all time were the Los Angels Dodgers. He would always make it a point to hear every LA Dodgers broadcast. My Dads greatest joy was having his 5 grandchildren, Alicia Garza 18 years old, Javier Carmona 18 years old, Cristina Carmona 16 years old, Natalio Garza 15 years old, and Amparo Garza 8 years. He loved them all dearly. A viewing is scheduled for Friday, March 19, 2021 at Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. On behalf of the Garza Family we would like to thank you for your kindness, support, love and most of all your prayers.

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