Eduardo Garza, or more commonly known as Ed, 62 years of age, of Pampa, Texas, passed away Monday morning, December 26, 2022, while his family sat at his side at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. The fifth of 6 children, Ed was born on March 6, 1960, to Salvador and Sara Garza in Monterrey, Mexico.
After attending Lubbock schools, Ed enrolled at Levelland South Plains College where he received his Associates Degree. A machinist by trade, he worked for IRI then eventually retired from Celanese as a pump mechanic. On April 23, 1979, he made the most important commitment of his life by marrying his soulmate and forever love, Diana Mikeal.
A dad of three boys, his spare time was dedicated to football and playing, but mostly coaching youth and travel team soccer. When he wasn’t on the field, Ed enjoyed watching Food Network and trying new recipes expecting his family to be the Guinea pig tasters. Ed loved to tell corny jokes and most often, his very distinct laugh was the only one heard.
There was no gentler, kind, and loving soul then that of Ed Garza. He loved hard and big and never uttered derogatory words. Once grandchildren entered the picture, he was very intent on spending time with each of them to teach them that actions speak louder than words. No matter the situation, you could count on his strong and steady presence providing much needed support. Ed was a profound family man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Rosie Garza and brother-in-law, Ramiro Martinez, Sr.
Those who remain here to cherish their countless memories of Ed’s love and kindness are his wife of 43 years, Diana Garza of Pampa; three sons, Mikeal Garza and wife Kim of Oklahoma, Matthew Garza of Oklahoma, Marc Garza of Pampa; three brothers, Salvador Garza of McAllen, TX, David Garza and wife Rebecca of Lubbock, Daniel Garza of Lubbock; two sisters, Sara Martinez of Monterrey, Mexico, Silvia Garza of McAllen, TX; 13 grandchildren, Molly Fletcher, Emma Garza, Tucker Garza, Avery Garza, Zoe Garza, Tyler Garza, Aubrie Garza, Blair Garza, Thomas Silva, Austin Myers, Rodney Kerbo, Chris Kerbo, Jason Kerbo, along with several nieces and nephews.
As to honor Ed’s wishes, the family will hold Celebration of Life Memorial services at a later date following some time of healing. They have entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
Should anyone feel led to make a donation in honor of Ed, the family simply asks they be made to a favorite charity in his memory.