Assenneth Guzman Garza, 100, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

She was born April 13, 1917 in Monterrey, Mexico, to Florencio Guzman Hinojosa and Justina Garza de Guzman.

Assenneth, the oldest of four children, was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ricardo Garza, her parents, Florencio and Justina Guzman, Brother, Mario Guzman and sister, Bertha Berenice Niño.

She is survived by her four daughters and two sons, Alda Garza, Celenia Fairchild (John), Edna Armendariz (John Humphrey), Anthony Garza (Jill), Lubella Deaton (the late John), Richard Garza (Lynn), a sister, Olga Marines, from Monterrey, Mexico, eleven grandchildren, Pamela Fairchild Quintanilla (Roy), Michael Fairchild, Stacy Fairchild Gibbons (Jimmy), Elisabeth Armendariz Bass, Paul Armendariz, Ty Garza, Trey Garza (Chris), John Deaton (Jane), Lauren Deaton McGrogan (Jason), Liane Garza Martinez (Ernest), and Megan Garza, eighteen great-grand children, many nieces & nephews, cousins and extended family in Mexico.

Monterrey, Mexico is where she met and married the love of her life, Ricardo Garza. Marrying April 15, 1937, they celebrated 52 years together before he passed in 1989. In 1950, Ricardo & Assenneth relocated to the U.S. Assenneth spent most of her adult life in Galveston. She was a master at the art of crocheting. She made beautiful lace table cloths, bedspreads, and other decorative pieces. Devoted to her Catholic faith, she served many years as a member of Las Damas de Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Galveston.

A celebration of her life will take place at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 1604 9th Avenue North, Texas City, Texas 77590, Friday, November 10, 2017, at 3:00 PM. A fellowship will follow in the parish hall.

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