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Oracio Arnoldo "Arnold" Garza

October 28, 1944 — January 20, 2021

Brownsville, Texas

Oracio Arnoldo "Arnold" Garza

BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Oracio Arnoldo “Arnold” Garza entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, the 20th of January 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. He was seventy-six years of age.

Arnold was born in Brownsville, Texas to his parents, Jesus Garza and Josefina Rivera Garza on October 28, 1944. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. Arnold later went on to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, later merging with AT&T, for over 29 years until his retirement. He will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known him.

Preceding Arnold in death are his parents, Jesus and Josefina Rivera Garza, and his siblings, Luis Garza, Cesar Garza (Margarita +), and Irma Benavides (Joe +).

Arnold is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Soledad Cole Garza; their children Gino Garza, Jennifer Valdez (David), Leslie Saaverda, and Lori Garza; grandchildren Jacob Garza, Christian Valdez, Cassandra Valdez, Joshua Saaverda, Matthew Saaverda, and Madison Saaverda; his sister, Minvera G. Perez (Alejandro); his brother-in-law, Jose L. Cole, and sister-in-law, Rosie Rabius; and by his precious Chihuahua’s (Tinkerbelle +), Tinker, and Bella.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, the 24th of January 2021 between the hours of three o’clock and six o'clock in the evening, with a Chapel Service to begin at six o’clock Sunday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. We ask that you please adhere to all of the current social distancing guidelines and restrictions in place.

Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday, the 27th of January 2021 at twelve noon, with a prayer service to begin at half past two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. Interment will follow via escorted procession to Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, Texas 78526 at half past three o’clock where military honors will be conducted under the auspices of American Legion Post 43.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gino R. Garza, David Valdez, Christian Valdez, Kenneth Wigley, Matthew Saaverda, and Joshua Saaverda.

In lieu of floral arrangements and customary remembrances, the Garza Family humbly requests monetary donations to assist with unexpected final expenses. You may contact Darling-Mouser Funeral Home for more information.

A Special Thanks and Appreciation to the Staff of Valley Regional Medical Center and to the Doctors of the Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit.

Memories of Arnold may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.

Personalized funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.

“Semper Fi – OORAH!”

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 24, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Chapel Service

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Visiting Hours

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12:00 - 2:30 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Starts at 3:30 pm

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Military Honors

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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