Cover photo for Beatriz R. Garza's Obituary
Beatriz R. Garza Profile Photo

Beatriz R. Garza

July 29, 1926 — March 30, 2023

Houston, TX

Beatriz R. Garza

Beatriz R Garza was born on July 29, 1926 to March 30, 2023, to Francisco Rodriguez and Francisca Suarez in Flint, Michigan. 
She was our Matriarch, our Queen, and what defined her is the well-lived life the Garzas developed for their family. Together, Beatriz and Genaro Garza owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store where they prepared, and were known for, handmade delicacies such as barbacoa, menudo, salsa, pan de dulce, among other great foods. They were the first family to bring barbacoa and menudo to the neighborhood, and repeat customers were plentiful because the food was scrumptious! This small business venture would not have been as successful as it was were it not for Beatriz's entrepreneurial skills, her business acumen, and a devotion to her family. She was strong and strong-willed. While Genaro managed the stove and ovens, it was Beatriz who stood front and center with the City permit man, the tax man, and the banker! 
 
Beatriz's passion for family is evidenced as she is honored as a "mother" for all of the Garza generations that followed hers. She was the Strength for all of us. Her strength and fortitude helped build a castle on a rock foundation that all of her family could call "home" at one point or another. She housed, she fed, she celebrated everyone, including in-laws and out-of-towners. She was the absolute core of our family and protected everyone. 
 
Beatriz is survived by her children, Miguel Garza (Yolanda), Alicia Garcia, Ramiro Garza (Judy), Martha Gallison, Ricky Garza, Leticia Garza (Alfred Benavides), Robert Garza (Estella), Richard Garza, Jesse Garza, and Roger Garza. She had 30 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her husband, Genaro Miguel Garza Sr., her son, Genaro Garza Jr., and grandchildren Genaro James Garza, Richard Garcia Jr., & Lisa Camacho.
 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Compean Funeral Home's Main Chapel, with a Vigil of the Word at 6:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4918 Cochran Street, in Houston. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, 13747 Eastex Freeway.
To order memorial trees in memory of Beatriz R. Garza, please visit our tree store.

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Vigil of the Word

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Patrick Catholic Church

4918 Cochran St, Houston, TX 77009

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Brookside Funeral Home & Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77039

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 521

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send a Card

Send a Card