Rafael Garza Gonzalez, 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. He was born on May 15, 1932 in Robstown, Texas to Librado "Lee" and Anita Garza Gonzalez. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters, Elsa Molina and Evangelina Escobedo; and his son, Lee Gonzalez.

Survivors are his children, Rafael Gonzalez, Jr., Dalia (Alfredo ) Guerrero, Graciela (Juan) Vallejo all of Robstown, Texas and Ray (Gloria) Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas; his brother, Robert (Marie) Gonzalez of San Antonio, Texas; his two sisters, Minerva (the late Simon) Lerma of Robstown, Texas and Francis (Paul) Espinoza of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his step-daughters and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment followed at Robstown Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

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