Isabel Garza, 85 of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:40 A.M. on Monday, October 12, 2020 at her daughters’ residence in rural Arcola, surrounded by her children.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral and burial service will be in the Del Robles Cemetery in Monterrey, Mexico at a later date.
Isabel was born on July 8, 1935 in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico. She was a daughter of Federico and Micaela (Ibarra) Cabrera. She married Jaime B. Garza in August of 1955 in Cadereyta, Mexcio.
She is survived by her husband, Jaime of Arcola, IL, eight children, Gloria Alicia Galindo of Chihuahua, MX, Federico Garza and his wife Raquel of McAllen, TX, Juan Garza and his wife Mercedes of Navojoa, MX, Jaime Garza Jr. and his wife Rosetta of Shelbyville, IL, Raymundo Garza and his wife Mary of Arcola, IL, Rosario Barrientos and her husband Manuel of Charleston, IL, Herlinda Kauffman and her husband Troye of Arcola, IL, and Graciela Garza of McAllen, TX, twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren three sisters and three brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Martin Garza.
Isabel was a member of the Spanish Church of the Nazarene of Arcola, IL.
She had worked at The Libman Company in Arcola, IL from 1974 until she retired in 1998.
Isabel loved to sing and cook, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her colorful life was painted by her gifts of song and her devotion to her family. At the age of 16, Isabelle left behind a career as a professional singer to raise a family. She frequently performed for her loved ones, with her incredible talents bringing her audience to tears.
Memorials may be made to Mi Raza or the Arcola Food Pantry.
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