A mass for Salvador Garza, 75, of Rockdale was held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale with Rev. Gregory Hanks officiating. A graveside service was also held Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City with Rev. Stanislaw Marciniak officiating.

Mr. Garza died Sunday, Nov. 1, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

He was born on June 1, 1934, in Kenedy to Santos F. Garza and Lionarda Rosales Garza.

He married Modesta Garcia on June 18, 1954, at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.

Mr. Garza was the grounds keeper superintendant at several country clubs, including 35 years at Rockdale Country Club before he retired.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale.

Mr. Garza was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Modesta Garza of Rockdale; two sons, Salvador Garza Jr. and wife Suzie of Waco, Mario Garza of Rockdale; and a daughter, Dalia Garza and Vernon E. Moore of Rockdale; also, six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

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