It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Rosalinda (Guela) Garza at the age of 91. She left this earth on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to be with her Lord and the love of her life Casimiro Garza. She was born November 13, 1926 to Eulogio and Dionicia Rodriguez in Falfurrias, TX. She was one of seven children and spent her young life in Falfurrias working alongside her family. At the young age of 15 she met Casimiro Garza and they were married in December 1945 in their hometown of Falfurrias. For the next seventeen years they resided in Texas where they were blessed with four boys, three of which she is survived by Carlos, Juan, and Manuel. In 1969 they moved to Caldwell, Idaho where they continued to raise their boys. Rose retired from Simplot after 30 years and spent most of her time gardening, cooking and caring for her family (mostly cooking). It’s impossible to describe what an amazing woman she was and how much love we have for her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Casimiro Garza, Parents Eulogio and Dionicia Rodriguez, Brothers, Rogelio Rodriguez, Rudolfo Rodriguez and Roberto Rodriguez; Sisters, Raquel Rodriguez, Sylvia Esquivel, and Maria Del Rosario Rodriguez.
She is survived by her three sons, Carlos (Clarrissa), Juan (Kathy “Sugar”) and Manuel (Kathy), and her three grandchildren, Cydni, Eric (Tailyr) and Elizabeth; her two great grandchildren Addysen and Kylie.
The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 Tuesday, February 27th at our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell, Idaho. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
My heart is broken knowing that your time has come for you to go and I wasn't ready to say goodbye. Also because I know I will no longer hear your voice not even your laugh. At the same time I'm excited for you and your new journey. My heart is filled with joy because I know you're no longer hurting or in any sort of pain but mostly because I know you're back to where you belong and where you're the most happiest... in Guelo's arms. Heaven has gained another amazing angel!
Your memories will live on forever through pictures and stories, I promise! I am blessed to not only have Guelo looking over Addysen, Kylie, and I. We're even more blessed having you too!
You are such an inspiration Guela! In your life you went through so many trials, obstacles and hardships. Actually you went through far more than anyone should ever have to go through. No matter how hard or difficult it was you came out on top. Nothing was ever able to harden your soul or break your spirit. You always remained to be the true, beautiful, loving woman you always were. It truly is admirable, the qualities you had your loyalty, love, compassion, dedication, and selfishness is something you hardly see in a person anymore. You are such an amazing gentle soul, a one-in-a-million, and such an amazing spirit. I am lucky that I was able to have you in such a huge part of my life. I will forever be grateful that my daughter's Addysen Rose and Kylie Olivia were able to form a relationship with you, their great-grandmother and that they were able to experience the love you had for them. You loved them unconditionally and with all your heart. You were a role model and someone to look up to. You had an impact on every person who was lucky enough to cross your path. When Guelo passed away I told him he would always be my shining star and Guela from this day forward you too will always be my shining star. I love you forever and always. I miss you so much more than words can remotely express. Rest in paradise, you truly deserve it.
Cydni Rose (you're oldest granddaughter)
Guela, no words can express just how much you meant to me and how much you helped shape my life. You provided me with lessons, memories, laughter, and love every single day. Though I miss you tremendously, I’m so excited for your journey in heaven with Guelo. One day I will get to hear all about it. Your chains are broken and I know you will watch over every single one of us. I can’t wait to tell my kids about how amazing you were and how you loved everyone in a way so pure and genuine. I love you and I miss you so so much. Today my heart is heavy and I will shed some tears. But just know I will also be celebrating God’s gift to us in you.
There aren’t enough words to describe how much you’ve influenced my life these past years. I will forever treasure all the lessons you’ve taught me, the positive outlook you had on life, and the wonderful memories we’ve had together. Thank you for being a ray of sunshine for our family, and for showing me that no matter what happens we always have each other to rely on. I will look back on the times we had together with great fondness and joy. Say hi to Guelo for me. I love you forever and always.
Until we meet again,