On January 28, 2021, at the age of 80, Francisca “Frances” J. Garza passed away after a brief illness in San Antonio Texas. Frances, also known by many as Pancha or Darling, was born on May 31, 1940 to Liborio Jacobo and Teresa Ramirez Jacobo in San Antonio. For more than 30 years, Frances worked at Kelly Air Force Base in several positions in the Aircraft Section of the Aircraft Maintenance Division. She loved working at Kelly and took pride in her work and made many lifelong friends. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Raymond and Liborio, Jr and “adopted daughter” Claudia Sanchez. She is survived by her children to include Aurora (Jerry) Perkins, Francisco Javier (Annie) Garza, Mario (Laura) Garza, Teresa (Tony) Triana and Sonia Garza. Frances greatest joy was spending time with her children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and extended family to include her “adopted children” that she saw as her own to include Melissa (George) Mendoza, Jose Luis de Aguila, Charles (Janie) Steen and Alfred Sanchez. In addition, she is survived by her sister Connie McMahon and half siblings Frank Jacobo, Esther Villanueva, and Lydia Pena. No matter what Frances did in life she did it big…. she loved big, she laughed big, she showed emotion big, she cooked big and shared what she had to the largest extent possible. She was devoted to serving the Catholic school community and was always seen working, supporting and cheering all as if they were her own at school games, festivals, bingos and various functions. She was a big animal lover and enjoyed her time with her many dogs, chickens, birds and whatever other animal she decided to take in. She leaves behind a huge void in our lives but left us with larger than life memories. The Holy Rosary will be recited 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Meadowlawn Funeral Home. In effort to follow COVID 19 guidelines, we are requesting no more than 50 people gather for the rosary to help stay within the CDC guidelines. Live streaming will be available beginning at 1:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, February 15th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (1321 El Paso St). followed by a private family burial at Meadowlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in our Mom’s name (Frances “Darling” Garza) to the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, 6019 Buena Vista St, SAT 78237 or by visiting https://salesiansisterswest.org/support-our-mission/donate-now.

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  1. Frances she was my sister’s best friend. Partners in crime. Stealing my plants, no she had my permission. I will miss her when we get together. She’s the party. Rosie Galindo.

  2. Deepest condolence for a loving and caring friend always happy and making everyone laugh may you RIP from Gloria Munoz

  3. Garza Family, I will miss my Madrina and cherish all the times our families had together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Eric, Michele & Jacob Bustos

  4. Please accept our condolences on your mom’s passing. My few encounters with her were memorable as she always was a breathe of fresh air and seemingly always happy wish a smile on her face.

  5. Pancha you will always be in our hearts. The Martinez family have many fond memories of the person you were. You made us laugh when times were sad and we respected you for the strong woman that you were. We are sad to see you go but we know that you are now at peace with Raymond your brother and our beloved friend. Rest in peace.

  6. Pancha you will forever be in our heart and in our memories. You will truly be missed. Thoughts snd prayers to all kids. We love you Lawrence Bustos

  7. My Heartfelt Condolences to the Garza Family. “Darling”you will be missed. Thank you for being my friend and allowing me to share so many memories with you.. R.I.Paradise. My Friend. From one of your Bunco sisters. Troubles… Gloria Travieso…

  8. Francisca Jacobo Garza: Your tía use to tell you “Pancha, get out from under that table!” Your tìo would simply respond “Pancha.” Frances, our beautiful spirited cousin we send our love and prayers as you begin your glorious journey towards heaven. You are surrounded by the glowing light of God’s love, family and friends in heaven. Rest In Peace ❤️ Your 1st cousin, Sandy

  9. My Heartfelt Condolences to the Garza Family. Francis was a wonderful friend with a big heart. Miss you Darling! God’s Blessing with you always!

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