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1946 Maria 2018

Maria Saldivar-Garza

May 2, 1946 — April 15, 2018

Maria Elia Saldivar Garza, 71, passed away on April 15, 2018 at Solara Hospital in Brownsville, Texas. She will be dearly missed.

She was born on May 2, 1946 to Feliciano and Guadalupe Saldivar of Jimenez, Tamaulipas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gerardo, Emiliano, Cayetano, Ramon, Alfredo Saldivar and her sisters Maria Socorro Saldivar Garza and Francisca Saldivar; her father and mother-in-law Camilo and Antonia Garza.

Elia lived a fruitful life. She spent most of her life caring and raising 11 children as well as enjoyed seeing her grandchildren grow up. She was a woman of faith, always loved learning about the Bible and sharing her faith and bible scriptures with others. She loved to hear and sing mariachi songs as well as compose songs for her loving children. She was very compassionate and caring. She loved animals and enjoyed spending time with her husband Sabas, of 53 years, as well as driving to various locations with him to feed their farm animals and milk the cows. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent much time with her family at the beach. She truly enjoyed God's creation.

She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and her numerous relatives. Too many to mention, but you all know she held a very special place in her heart for each one of you. Her many lessons of life and faith will be remembered, and she will be in our hearts for as long as we live.

Maria Elia is survived by her loving children Feliciano Garza (Aracely), Beatrice G. Martinez (Julian), Camilo Garza (Diana), Sabas Garza Jr. (Rosa), Julie Garza, San Juanita G. Garcia (Ricardo), Maria Elia G. Cardenas (Lazaro), Sabina Garza, Abraham Garza (Lena), Elisa G. Solis (Ernesto Lee) and Dahlia Garza (Jose). Also, to treasure many memories are her grandchildren; Felix, Brenda, David, Camilo Jr., Michael Anthony, Alyssa Marie, Lesly Dee, Emilio, Leonardo, Savannah, Johnny and Antonia Maribel Garza, Landon Acevedo, Robert Jesse Juarez, Alberto and Emilio Mejia, Hannah Jo Solis, Julian J. and Eli Martinez, Nicole, Lazaro Jr., Sabina Camille Cardenas, Emma Lee Solis, Sebastian Jose Gonzalez; her great-grandchildren Aaron and Melody Garza, Eyan Jay Villarreal, Leyla Rose Garza, Camilo Nicolas Garza; her brother Esteban Saldivar; her sister Olivia Zepeda extended family members.

Special Thanks to Dr. Nisar Hussain, Dr. Subra Anandasivam and the nursing staff at Solara Hospital for their special care and understanding. Home provider and dear friend Sandra Hernandez.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Trevino Funeral Home Southmost. A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Rite of committal will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Honored to serve as Maria Elia's pallbearers are; Feliciano, Camilo, Sabas Jr., Abraham Garza, Lazaro Cardenas and Julian Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers are Lazaro Cardenas Jr., Camilo, Michael and Emilio Garza, Albert and Emilio Mejia, David and Felix Garza, Julian J. and Eli Martinez and Robert Jesse Juarez.

Family and friends are invited to view the obituary, video tribute, sign the guestbook, and leave a condolence message for Maria Elia's family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevino Funeral Homes, 1955 Southmost Rd., Brownsville, Texas 78521 and 956-542-2516.


Treviño Funereal Home Southmost - Chapel of Serenity
1955 Southmost Road
Brownsville, TX  78521
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Chapel Service

Treviño Funeral Home Southmost - Chapel of Serenity
1955 Southmost
Brownsville, TX  78521
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 p.m.


Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
4464 Old Port Isabel Road
Brownsville, TX  78526
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