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Former Floresville Mayor Diana Garza passes away

Former Floresville Mayor Diana Garza passes away
WCN FILE PHOTO Former Floresville Mayor Diana Garza has passed away. The news broke early this morning, Sept. 3. Services have yet to be confirmed.

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Wilson County News
September 3, 2016, 1:53pm

The city of Floresville mourns the passing of former Mayor Diana Garza Sept. 3.

News of her passing flooded Facebook pages this morning.

Services are pending for Garza, who was elected to two terms as mayor and was the first female to hold that office. She tendered her resignation Oct. 22, 2015, just days before a tornado devastated the city. She saw Floresville through the days after the Oct. 30 storm, proudly commending the community’s spirit in a letter published Nov. 18 in the Wilson County News.

Community members said she had been gravely ill in recent months.

“Mayor Garza was a great community leader for the city of Floresville,” said City Manager Henrietta Turner. “She had a big heart and she loved the city. She will be greatly missed.”

City Councilman Daniel Tejada, himself a former Floresville mayor, expressed the loss the city feels.

“Floresville has lost a community leader,” he said. “Mayor Garza was the first female elected as mayor, and has set the path for others to follow.”

Former city Councilman Jim Miller praised Garza’s service and dedication.

“Diana Garza loved and was dedicated to her second home of Floresville,” Miller said.

Her service included membership in the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and her church, he said. She was particularly dedicated to her family.

“Her passing is a great loss to the community,” Miller said.

Services have yet to be confirmed.

(Updated to reflect her membership in the Rotary Club.)

Your Opinions and Comments

Wanda Reid  
Floresville, TX  
September 6 at 11:37am
What a great friend Diana was! Her husband, Cassy, was a classmate of mine. When Cassy first introduced us, we both knew immediately that we would be lifelong friends. She was smart, outgoing, friendly, sweet, fun, and enjoyed... More ›

larry matthew  
Karnes City, TX  
September 6 at 4:24am
My wife and I meet Diana Garza when she showed us several properties from Floresville down to Karnes City. I remember after the first property we commented to each other how much we liked her and trust in her abilities. We came... More ›

Wilson County Patriot  
Floresville, TX  
September 4 at 9:17pm
Mayor Garza will be missed . She truly loved Floresville and did her best to promote the city and do her very best to help every citizen she could . We may have had our disagreements but she was always respectful and a class... More ›

Dora Cantu  
Poth, TX  
September 4 at 3:33am
The world has lost a beautiful soul. Mayor Garza was always visiting the sick and baking cakes for for people in this community, just because that's who she was. I remember her visiting my mother in the hospital on more than... More ›

Cheryl O'Brien  
Floresville, TX  
September 3 at 10:07pm
Really CharacterMatters? You obviously have no character. The woman died today, do you think you could show a little respect?!?

Hallie Garrison  
Floresville, TX  
September 3 at 8:38pm
I, too, will miss Diana. When I met her she was a realtor, before she ran for mayor. She was a good person and will be missed

Sandra Detamore  
Floresville, TX  
September 3 at 6:43pm
I will truly miss you Diana. Your spirit for living was always showing. I still remember taking a pic with you at the Home & Garden show. You looked so cute with your with your Fox ears and I was the Grasshopper. I will truly... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
September 3 at 5:30pm
(former WCN) Back in 2012 when my daughter was born, Mayor Garza gave me a gift bag containing a Scentsy elephant and a stuffed monkey with a pink velour security blanket around her. My daughter, Victoria, called that her Molly... More ›

James & Kristen Weaver  
Floresville, TX  
September 3 at 3:05pm
Prayers for the family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Al & Elaine Kolodziej  
Floresville, TX  
September 3 at 2:00pm
We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband and family. Diana threw herself into her work and her community since moving back here. She will be greatly missed.

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