Arturo Garza Sr.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Arturo "Art" Garza Sr., 63, of Glenns Ferry, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel located at 500 North 18th East St. in Mountain Home.

Arturo was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Pharr, Texas, to Horacio and Maria del Refugio Garza. As a teenager, Art traveled to different states doing farm work until he settled in Idaho where he met his wife, Alicia.

They migrated back and forth from Idaho to Texas until eventually settling down in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, where he worked as a ditch rider with Farm Development Corporation for 45 years.

Art enjoyed reading, mechanics, hand crafting jewelry and spending time with his grandkids. He always had a great sense of humor which his grandchildren, nieces and nephews loved.

Art is survived by his father, Horacio Garza; his wife of 45 years, Alicia Garza; son Arturo Jr. (Sonia) and daughter Esmeralda (Petro) Ortiz; his eight grandchildren, Arturo III, Amanda Nicole, Abram, Adam, Avril, Ace, Sonia and Angel; and one great grandchild, JoAnthony. He is also survived by seven brothers and seven sisters.

Art is preceded in death by his mother, Maria del Refugio.

Arturo will be greatly missed and will live in our hearts forever. Goodbye for now, until we meet again.

Memorial contributions can be made in Arturo's name to The American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.