Armandina was born in Bastrop, Texas January 26, 1943, to Francisco and Petra Gamboa Sanchez. She
then married Juan Garza and settled in Colorado City, Texas.
Minnie encouraged a return to education for everyone, pursuit of higher learning, and a development of
a strong work ethic. She took pride in volunteering at St. Ann’s Catholic Church raising money for the
Church’s annual pageantry, serving her time as a Cub Scouts of America Den Leader influencing young
minds, and retired from Texas Department of Criminal Justice after ten years of service. She took great
joy in making amazing desserts for school functions and her family. Minnie loved spending time with her
Grandchildren and sharing family recipes and cooking secrets with them. She loved playing bingo when
her health allowed her to.
Preceding Minnie in death are her parents Francisco & Petra Gamboa, Son, John Patrick Garza, Sisters
Aurora Sanchez Selvera, Reynalda Sanchez, and Maria Sanchez Garcia, and Brothers Robert Sanchez,
Jesus Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, Raul Sanchez, Frank Sanchez Jr, and Juan Sanchez.
Minnie is survived by her husband 59 years Juan, Daughter Janie Priscilla Garza of Colorado City, Texas,
Son Albert and Tracy Garza of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Sister Josie Lara, and husband Tanis of
Colorado City, Texas. Grandchildren Nichole Garza Lawhon, Zachary Nathan Garza, Matthew Guerra, and
Sarah Margaret Garza. She is survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will a reading of the Rosary on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating.
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