Osvaldo Garza, 75, of Grandview died on Monday, May 7, 2007, in Spokane.

He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Eduardo and Luisa (Garcia) Garza. He received his education in Granger. He served in the U.S. Army, from July 1, 1955, until Oct. 17, 1959. Following his service he moved back to Granger, where he worked as a farm laborer, and was a truck driver for Perez Trucking in Quincy.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Rodriguez of Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Cathy Perez and husband, Paul, of Oxnard, Calif.; one son, Albert Valdez of Tacoma; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; his siblings, Augustina Rodriguez and husband, Carlos, of Grandview, Nicolas Sanchez and wife, Rosita, of Granger, Elena Barrera and Francisco Sanchez and wife, Margarita, all of Connell, and Vicente Sanchez of Ephrata; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Josie Venegas.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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