Maria was born to Octaviano Gonzalez and Martina Moya on December 22, 1924, in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
On November 20, 1951 Maria married Ponciano Garza Sr., they moved to Colusa, CA in 1963, in addition to raising her 6 children she was a homemaker.
Maria thoroughly enjoyed tending to her garden and spending time with family. She had much joy in making her tortillas and cooking for her family and especially for her grandchildren.
Maria is survived by her sisters; Eufemia (Toribio) Garza of Bakersfield, CA; Elva (Cristobal) Garcia of Houston, TX; Sons, George (Esperanza) Garza of Visalia, CA; Ponciano Jr. and Richard Garza of Colusa; daughters, Naomi (Santos) Espinoza of Houston, TX; Lilia Garza of Colusa, CA and Hilda Mendez of Santa Rosa, CA,; three grandsons, five granddaughters and four great-granddaughters; and many more relatives.
Maria is preceded in death by her loving husband Ponciano Garza Sr.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 5-8pm at Lirio de los Valles Church, Asamblea de Dios.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 am at Lirio de los Valles Church, Asamblea de Dios at 1956 Hwy 20, Colusa with burial to follow at Colusa Cemetery 1974 Wilson Avenue, Colusa.