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Sofia Herrera Garza

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Sofia Herrera Garza, age 93 of Avondale, AZ died January 8, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ. She was born September 29, 1926, in Yoakum, TX to Margarito Herrera and Andrea Solis. On May 11, 1947, Sofia married the love of her life, military man, Benito G. Garza. The couple moved to Avondale, AZ in 1959. Sofia thrived in Avondale where she made many lifelong friends and helped to build a strong community. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, and shopping. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

Sofia is survived by her daughters, Vickie Vizzerra (Carlos), Juanita Cruz (Santiago), Norma Castillo (Charlie), and Nilda Villa (Fernando); son, Ray Garza (Delia); 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margarito and Andrea Herrera; and her husband, Benito Garza.

A visitation will be held at 9:30 am followed by a rosary at 10:00 am and a funeral mass at 10:30 am, Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear, AZ 85338. The funeral cortege will follow in procession to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ 85392.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

4 Comments on “Sofia Herrera Garza

  1. May fond memories of your mother and grandmother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. It is an honor to serve your family.

  2. Norma and Family – May the Lord hold you gently in his hands during this time. Nathan and I will keep all of you in thoughts and prayers.

  3. Nilda, Norma, Ray and Garza Family, our sincere condolences. We are so sorry to have missed the funeral, we just saw it in the WVV.
    Your mother was such a beautiful lady. Many Angel’s were waiting with open arms to greet her.
    May the Lord’s gentle love and peace be with you all.

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