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Angela  Garza Abrego

Obituary for Angela Garza Abrego

October 9, 1926 - December 28, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92


Angela Garza Abrego led a life dedicated to serving God. Born to Eduviges Garcia-Lopez and Librado Garza, Angela grew up on San Antonio's West Side. By the age of 10, she had lost both parents to tuberculosis. Missionaries took in the four Garza children and sent them to Presbyterian boarding schools.

Angela completed Cadet Nurse Corps training at Sage Memorial Hospital in Ganado, Arizona. The Navajo women in her class of 1947 became the first Native American women to serve in the U.S. Military, commemorated with a national monument inscribed with all the graduates' names.

Angela volunteered with pre-school children and youth of Hispanic churches, from the local to the national church. She championed women and people of color. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Reyna Abrego, and her sister, Frances Trevino. She is survived by her brothers, Florentino and Lalo Garza, children, Rita Abrego, Debbie Matusko, Frank Anthony Abrego, Irene Abrego (Tricia Buchhorn) and Francine Cantrell, grandchildren, Jacqueline (Thane), Rachel (Philippe), and Simon; and two great-grandchildren, Addison and Cade.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 AM
Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church
407 N. Calaveras, San Antonio, TX 78207

Reception to follow at House of Neighborly Service.

Rev. Rob Mueller will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Austin Theological Seminary, Divine Redeemer Capital Campaign or Presbyterian Pan-American School in 223 N FM 772, Kingsville, TX 78363.

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 19
11:00 AM    3816589 3913307 20190119T110000

Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church
407 N. Calaveras
San Antonio, TX 78207

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