HARPER, TEXAS

Ruth Garza Rocha

Dec. 7, 1938 - April 14, 2006

Ruth Garza Rocha has ended her eight-year battle with cancer and fell asleep in death on Friday, April 14, 2006, at age 67, in Harper, Texas.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Jose Rocha of Harper; a sister, Marie Dalgard and husband Michael, and their children, Andy Stevko and wife Franziska, Sabrina Galkiewicz, Christine and Cathy; brother, Marc Vasquez and wife Joanie, and their children, Marc III and Leanna Pionke and husband Thom; brother, Bernie Vasquez and wife Sandy and their children, Julianne Baxter and her husband Stuart, Anthony and Danielle; brother, John Vasquez and wife Josie and their children, Virginia Doherty and husband Mike, Juan Jr. and wife Patricia and Vincent and his wife Cathy.

Ruth is also survived by her children, Elizabeth Hernandez and grandson Steven Ray; Marie Elena Baldwin and husband Wally and grandchildren Nehomah, Toy, Dana, Eldon and Cody and great-grandchildren Alexis, Estevan, Alura and Marius; Linda Chavez and grandchildren Raul and wife Kelly, Angel, Ramiro, Veronica and Antonio; Joe Rocha and wife Jackie and grandchildren Chris, Marissa and Brooke, and great-grandson Eden; daughter Maria Elena Mertz and husband Charles, and grandchildren Jessica and Jacob; son Juan Rocha and grandchildren Steven and Kandra; son Manuel Rocha and grandson Angel; and son Ricardo Rocha and wife Laura and grandchildren Sierra and Isaiah. She will be greatly missed by all friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Margarito Vasquez; her mother, Julia Vasquez; and her son, Albert G. Castro II.

Funeral services will be held at the Rocha family home located at 275 Cornehl Road, off of Highway 290 West, near Harper. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. today, April 18, at the house. Graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Harper City Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Beckmann Funeral Home, (830) 997-7511. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beckmannfuneralhome.com