Great woman of God, you have received your ticket to Heaven
Amalia Garza De Gómez was born in Garza González, Nuevo León, México on April 12, 1934, the daughter of Agustina Ramos Ortiz and Cruz Garza and sister of Elido Garza and Andrea Gomez. She and her brother shared a strong and beautiful bond. She and her sister had something deeper that united them. They were also sisters-in-law.
See, before Jan. 26, 1950 when Amalia married the love of her life Cristobal M. Gomez, her sister Andrea introduced Amalia to her boyfriend Elizandro Gomez. After Andrea and Elizandro had a few dates where Amalia was the third wheel, her sister expressed to Amalia that Elizandro’s brother had a crush on her. Soon after – you know it – they were double-dating.
Cristobal and Amalia had a beautiful and passionate love. They had five children. Cristobal Gomez Jr. was the first, born on Nov. 4, 1950, Gerardo Gomez was born on Aug. 18, 1954 and Maria Jelmburg was born on Aug. 13, 1955. In 1955 Cristobal and Amalia Gomez migrated to the United States after receiving their passports. They worked as migrants, occupation labor and would go back to their hometown Garza Gonzalez every winter.
Some years passed and Amalia and Cristobal had a strong calling from the Lord. They both came to Christ and served him as Evangelists. Fabian Gomez was born April 2, 1959 and their last baby Canuta Garcia was born on March 3, 1964.
As the family kept growing with grandchildren they found themselves wanting to stay and live in the United States for better education for their generations and to be close to family. The years passed and 1995 was here. After being longtime residents of Othello, Washington both she and her husband decided to become United States citizens that year. They both were so honored and proud to be American citizens. They always represented their new country by wearing patriotic pendants, hats and clothing and always had flags to represent their American dream but never let us all forget where we came from.
In 2008, they moved to the beautiful Tri-Cities with their caregiver and youngest daughter Canuta Garcia (Connie) caring for them. Amalia missed Othello so much in the beginning but after some time she loved the Tri-Cities.
Amalia had 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren for a total of 96 people in our family including spouses.
Amalia was led by her husband and the Holy Spirit. She came to this country to give us all an amazing life. Her Godly teachings and her fighting energy will forever be a part of each and every one of us for generations to come. Her ticket to Heaven was free by salvation yet she brought so many lives to Christ through evangelism. Our family will forever celebrate her victory.