Lucas Garza Sr.

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October 11, 1927 – June 7, 2019

Lucas Garza Sr. passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7 at Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his beloved family.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1927 to Santos and Ignacia Garza at El Recodo, Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the last surviving sibling of seven brothers and three sisters.

He married Albina Escamilla on Nov. 23, 1947, to whom he was happily married for 72 years. They resided in Texas and Washington after leaving their birth place of Mexico, living in Othello, Washington for the last 57 years. He worked in agriculture for Ed McKay during his first years in Othello and then Frank Stevens for 13 years and Maurices Petterson for the last 17 years until his retirement.

He will be greatly missed by his six daughters Maria Estela Garza (+Gustavo), Maria Ignacia Guerra (+Juan), Maria Raquel Garza (Cristo Rey), Rebecca Escalera (Jose), Rosa Elia Borrego (Oscar) and Florlinda Carrasco (Remijio); one son Lucas Garza Jr. (Nora); his 45 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren for a total of 130 members in Lucas and Albina’s family. He was preceded in death by two of his infant daughters, Raquel and Maria Ana.

Until we meet again, our loved husband, dad and grandfather.

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