Obituary of Mary Estella Guzman
Mary Estella Guzman 52, of Laguna Vista has peacefully been called home on October 4, 2020. We all knew Estella as a caring, loving and amazing wife and mother. She made sure everyone knew that she lived for her daughters and grandchildren. She loved being surrounded by all her family. She loved the holidays but more importantly never turned anyone away who needed help. Estella was the life of the party and was always up to the challenge whenever anyone dared her to do something. Before she got sick, she enjoyed going out with her “vieja” the way she would call her cousin. Estella will be greatly missed. “I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.” “I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when the day is done.” “I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.” “I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave behind when they day is done.” Mary Estella is preceded in death by her husband Felix Guzman Jr: Parents Antonio Valdez and Hortencia Garza Valdez and Grandmother Guadalupe D. Garza. Mary Estella is survived by her loving daughters: Vanessa Marie Guzman (Hector Caballero), Tanya Sasha Guzman (Richard Renteria), Renida Renee Guzman (Deyanira Pena) and Evangelina Guzman (Armando Zamora Jr.). Eleven grandchildren, Anthony Joseph Guzman, Anahi Marie Guzman, Henessa Aleigha Caballero, Seleste Nicole Renteria, Jennifer Ruby Renteria, Virginia Dulce Renteria, Richard Lee Renteria Jr, Sasha Lee Renee Renteria, Anizza Caroline Guzman, Armando Arturo Zamora Jr and Isaac Pena. Hortencia Barrera (Casimiro Barrera), Antonio Valdez (Elizabeth Valdez), Alfredo Valdez, Manuel Valdez (Margaret Valdez) and Evangelina Valdez (Brian Lopez). Many nieces and nephews. Due to current restrictions, this establishment will follow the 25% occupancy limit and all persons shall institute social distancing of a minimum space of 6 feet apart. All individuals must wear face coverings or masks. (may include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings). Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Los Fresnos, Texas, with burial to follow to Port Isabel City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Anthony Joseph Guzman, Hector A. Caballero, Richard Renteria, Armando Zamora, Robert Valdez, Manuel Valdez, Thomas Johnathon Galvan, Venustiano Alfredo Valdez, Ernesto Nava, Casimiro Barrera Jr., and Julio Barrera Jr. You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Mary Estella Guzman at www.thomaegarza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
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