Martin Garza Sr., 70, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Comfort House in McAllen.

He was born on July 29, 1938, in Edinburg to Benigno Garza and Juanita "Janie" Rodriguez.

Mr. Garza is survived by his wife of 54 years; Virginia Garza, sons; Juan Martin Garza, Jose Manuel Garza, and Martin (Maria) Garza Jr., brothers; Eloy (Teresa) Garza, Bernardino "Benny" (Refugia) Garza, and Ruben (Arminda) Garza, sisters Maria Timotea Gaitan and Rosa Maria (Enrique) Ybarra, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 7 with a rosary held at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.