Lisa Ann Garza (1977-2018)

Lisa Ann Garza, “Diamond Girl” as her friends fondly called her, passed away following a lengthy decline in health at her home, surrounded by her loving children, mother, and dad (David) in Kyle, on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at the young age of 41. Lisa; soft-spoken, humble, and fiercely protective mother of two wonderful children, loved to be social and would give with all her heart. She exhibited compassion for the strife’s of others, advocating for those in need. Lisa was comfortable working behind the scenes making things happen for others, never asking for recognition or reward.

Lisa was born to Israel and Bertha (Garcia) Garza in Berrien Springs, Michigan on June 24, 1977. She graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, Texas and took classes at Austin Community College in both massage and accounting. Lisa was always motivated and worked hard every day. Often working well past business hours on her own time to complete projects. She worked as an administrator in real estate, part-time at Sears and Macy’s in Austin and for nine years as a tax coder for the IRS in Austin. She started her family later in life and worked hard to provide for her children. She never wanted handouts and was crushed when her illness forced her to accept assistance from others. Lisa loved the holidays. Christmas lights and Halloween decorating delighted her. Valentine’s day was special, and she took her love of romance and applied it to making over 300 Valentine arrangements each year which she would sell, using the earned income to supplement her family’s needs. Lisa loved the color purple and coveted sitting with her kids outside in the sun. She loved talking with friends, coloring in coloring books, meditating, doing puzzles and word searches. Her parents loving called her “Girly Girl”.

Friends and family are invited to Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, in Kyle, Texas on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm for a time of visitation and a 7:00 pm Rosary service. Friends are invited to celebrate Lisa’s funeral Mass at Saint Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church, 801 Burleson Street, in Kyle on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Austin, TX.

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Lisa’s family on her On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200

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