Maria (Nena) Del Socorro Farias passed away peacefully, February 16, 2019 at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born October 24, 1924 in Kingsville, Texas to Manuel A. Garza and Eulalia Farias, raised by grandparents, Andres Farias and Favia Olivarez. Maria attended and graduated from Incarnate Word boarding school in Corpus Christi and was a graduate of University of Texas with a degree in Education. She first taught in Benavides, Texas at the Santa Rosa de Lima School in 1951-55. Afterwards, she taught with the Department of Education for over 40 years in South America, Asia, and in Europe, specifically Spain.
Maria Del Socorro was well traveled and fondly remembered all the details of each travel experience. She was very proud of her education and kept a sharp mind until years past her retirement. Upon her retirement as an educator, she resided in Benavides, Texas, her hometown, and continued to travel with many of her friends. She was devoted to the Catholic Church and was a Catholic Daughter of America.
She loved the arts and opera. She proudly displayed her art and collectables of her many travels. She expected punctuality and respect from all as she practiced this with others.
She was active in aerobics, politics, social with many friends, and loved her pets deeply.
Maria (Nena) Del Socorro Farias is preceded in death her parents, her sister, Elva Garza Rodriguez, and is survived by her brother Guillermo (Willie) Garza of Kingsville, her niece, Zulema Moss of Benavides, as well as other nieces and nephews. She will be missed greatly.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm the same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
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