Isaac George De La Garza, Jr.
Isaac George De La Garza, Jr. of The Colony, Texas passed away on February 5, 2023 at the age of 74.
He was born February, 22, 1948 in Pharr, TX to Isaac George De La Garza Sr. and Joise Ramirez Orman, and graduated from Mary Carroll High School.
Isaac married his sweetheart Linda Guerra on Dec. 27, 1968 and they were married for 54 amazing years.
Isaac was a Vietnam veteran of the US Navy, where he served as a corpsman with a specialization as a Dental Technician.
He loved his music, family and all his grandbabies and great grandbabies.
He is preceded in his death by his parents; one sister Esperanza Salinas, three brothers Armando Salinas, Alfredo & John De La Garza.
He is survived by his wife Linda; son Alex De La Garza (Rachel); daughters Kasandra Alexander (Dan), Venus Wilkerson, Aphrodite Aguirre (Matt); eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Aria Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252.
Isaac’s celebration at Dan & Kassy’s house afterwards. 7117 Northpointe Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
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To Our Family-
I am forever grateful for you not allowing Kasandra to walk out of the church on our wedding day. You stood up for both of us and said “we’re going to do this baby”. I will also never forget those many Saturday mornings that we shared Shirley’s donuts & a hot cup of coffee. Obviously solving the world’s problems.
You will never be forgotten my brother.
Love always – one of your favorite Son in Laws
Dan (Dano) Alexander
And one on his other granddaughters Brittney
Love you Pops going to miss you
My daddy is my hero, I’m glad that we will be able as a family to celebrate his amazing and wonderful life as a son, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and Amazing daddy. Thank you all.
To my only brother in law. I have known since I was 12 years old, coming over to the house as a friend to my brother Joe. Then falling in love with my sister as time went on. So many good memories of you. Always a great dancer n ready for anything that came your way. Giving me four wonderful nephew n nieces. You were so blessed. Now it’s time to do some dancing in heaven and be without any pain or worries. Until we meet again may you rest in peace. You will be missed.
I am missing your kindness already Uncle Isaac. You were always so sweet, loving and easy to approach. Thank you for that. You are greatly missed. Rest peacefully.
Love, Stefanie, Madison and Aviana
To my sweet Daddy
Thank you for always being there for me. You will always be the first man I ever loved, the first hand I held and my one and only dad.
I know I did not always say it but you were an amazing dad & I was so lucky to have you in my life for 52 years. I will miss calling you everyday and talking silly talk. Thank you for being there for me everyday with just the love & guidance.
Thank you for teaching me the love for music.
You will be missed everyday!!!
Love you Always
February 20, 2023
Isaac Dela Garza, a short story.
To his family, friends and especially to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In general, all the time I knew Isaac, he was good natured, hardworking, had a great sense of humor and a big heart but he wasn’t a push over, he stood his ground when it was called for.
Isaac and I met in our early teens, in junior high school, now known as middle school. It was at South Park Junior High; I believe in the eighth grade.
When I first met Isaac, and I had never known anyone named Isaac. He was new to the hood, and I thought, ‘where is this dud from, who is this Vato’ (Dud), all slicked out with his shinning black calcos (shoes) his hair all slicked back. ‘Un vato de aquella!’ (a cool dud). The Fonz (from Happy Days) had nothing on Isaac. Isaac was Mr. Cool himself, way before Henry Winkler came on the scene.
We hit it off right away and as we got to know one another better we became best of friends. Isaac lived a little further from our school than I did, so he would come by my home, and we’d walk to school. The time passed and when we got ready to go to high school (Mary Carroll High School) Isaac started working. He got a job at Nolan’s Barbecue on Sunnybrook and Ayers, not far from where he lived. Not too long after he started working Isaac bought his first vehicle, a 1959 or 1960 Chevy Station Wagon (there were no SUV’s then).
Now the Chevy wagon wasn’t the best-looking ride, but it was a good running vehicle. My Jefe (Dad) offered to paint the Chevy wagon if we sanded and did the body work. So, we did, we got sandpaper, bondo to smooth out the dents and scratches. It was a bigger job than what we imagined but when we finished my Jefe painted the Chevy wagon a dark Army Green.
From that point on Isaac had a cool Batmobile and he would come by for me every morning to go to school.
In high school, Isaac, uncle Joe and I would hang out, and party and do things we probably shouldn’t have. I’m quite certain Joe and I did but Isaac always had our back. One thing is for sure Isaac was always the mature one, he was the levelheaded one and the most responsible.
During our high school years Isaac and Linda got to know one another and it was the beginning of a beautiful and enduing love relationship.
The journey we shared as youngsters transitioning into young men was a unique time and an exciting experience, one I will always cherish.
As friends, duds and cousins our lives led us down different paths, but our bond and our connection were never broken.
Isaac was blessed and I’m sure he was proud to have such have such an incredible caring and loving family.
Love you all,
David G. Cruz
That was amazing and awesome story. Thank you so much for sharing, I shared it with my kids and little Isaac said he always knew his popo was the coolest guy ever. Zoe loves the story about y’alls connection. Thank you Uncle David for sharing that amazing story.
I wish I could have seen you more often Uncle Isaac, but the few times we did get to talk and see each other, I enjoyed every minute. I always loved hearing the stories my dad would say about his times with you and the others in the younger days. I know you are in a great place now and you have great company, my Uncle Alfredo, Uncle Armando, and my daddy John. Love you always. Justin J. De La Garza.