Maria Teresa Garza

Maria Teresa Garza, 58, of Kingsville TX unexpectedly passed away on Oct 14, 2021.She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always overjoyed with her kindness and hilarious sense of humor. 

Maria (Terry to some) was born on August 21, 1963 to Marina Espinoza and Otis Lee Cooper, and raised by Augustine and Rosa Martinez in Kingsville TX. Maria Teresa is survived by her daughter Terrie Lee Martinez, and sons Jose Luis Garza and Jose Alfredo Martinez Jr. She is also survived by her sister Estella Rios and nieces and nephews Crystal Lee Rios, Samantha Rios, Pete Rios III and Kimberly Martinez. She had 8 grandchildren.  Maria Teresa is now at peace, joining her parents and older brothers Emilio and Rey in heaven – Sure to be one amazing family reunion up there!

Terry was beloved by everyone who ever met her; a fantastic mother, an amazing sister and a best friend to all walks of life. Her travels took her on a worldwide tour including London, Rome, Paris, and Mexico. Terry will always be remembered for her amazing laugh, kind heart, and the love she gave her kids and grandchildren. She was always ready to help in moments of need. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, and she will be forever in our hearts.

Due to Covid-19, a small private service was held in her honor. If you would like to pay respects, we are asking to please light a candle and say a small prayer in honor of Maria Teresa.


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