Maria “Cris” Garza


Daughter of Mauro and Guillermina Perez, Maria “Cris” Garza ended her courageous journey against cancer on February 18, 2012. Cris, who was born on March 4, 1947, was surrounded by her family and friends when she peacefully passed away during prayer holding David’s hand, her loving husband of 42 years.

Visitation will be held Thursday at 5:00pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 6723 Whitefriars, Houston 77087, with a rosary being prayed at 6:30pm, with a reception to follow.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am Friday, also held at Mount Carmel. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, Cris requested donations be sent to the Special Olympics, St. Jude’s Hospital, and the Optimist International Society.