Former Texas Beauty Queen Margaret Garza Found Dead In Her Apartment


Margaret Garza, a former 31-year-old beauty queen from Texas, was found dead in her home on Tuesday, May 30.

Police say they were called to the 1800 block of Mathers Mill Trail Round Rock, Texas on May 30 around 6:30 AM and found Garza,31, not breathing.

Garza’s death is currently under investigation as it’s still unclear how she died. Garza was crowned Ms. Texas Belleza Latina in 2007 and Ms. Belleza Latina International in 2008.

via Austin-American Statesman:

Police were called at 6:31 a.m. to the 1800 block of Mathers Mill Trail about a woman who was not breathing, said Angelique Myers, a spokeswoman for the Round Rock Police Department.

Firefighters and medics were already at the scene when police arrived. Her death is under investigation and an autopsy is pending, Myers said.

Garza was crowned Miss Texas Belleza Latina in 2007 and Miss Belleza Latina International in 2008, according to an online obituary.

She recently appeared in the AMC television series “The Son,” as well as in the movie “Mercury Plains” with Scott Eastwood, the obituary said. She was also in the movie “Pizza Joint,” that will premiere this month.

The family will receive condolences Friday at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road., from 5 PM to 9 PM A vigil and rosary will be recited at 7 PM.

Funeral cortege will depart the chapel at 9 a.m. Saturday to St. Patrick Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM.


Margaret Garza’s Obituary:

Margaret Ann Garza was born on March 21st, 1986 to Fred and Carmen Garza. She was the epitome of love, and she was so very loved by all. Besides God, her family and close friends were always first. She was a loving daughter and a true friend. Margaret was thoughtful, kindhearted, unselfish, and genuine. She had a beautiful smile, but beyond that, a beautiful heart. She always gave her time to anyone who needed her. She was either sharing a good time celebrating friends, comforting friends, or just there when someone needed a friend.

Margaret dared to dream big. She did things most people only aspire to. She loved pageantry, singing, acting, and modeling. Margaret was crowned Ms. Texas Belleza Latina in 2007 and Ms. Belleza Latina International in 2008. She appeared in various ads in television and in print. She had several acting roles and most recently appeared in the nationally televised series, “The Son”, as well as Mercury Plains with Scott Eastwood and Pizza Joint, which will premiere this June.

She enjoyed life and worked hard to achieve her goals. Margaret attended Alexander High School in Laredo. She graduated from TAMIU with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. She was a driven, motivated and dedicated professional who believed in self-discipline and hard work. She recently obtained her broker’s insurance license.

Margaret enjoyed the simple things in life and knew their worth. Everything big and small was worth its weight in gold to her. She was beauty without presumption, intelligence with humility, and unyielding perseverance without rest.

Margaret was a self-proclaimed “Daddy’s Girl” who loved every moment with him. She gained her love of nature, riding horses, shooting guns, and all things cowboy from her #1 Cowboy, her Daddy. And from her mama, it was having pride in a nice clean home, her love of cooking, and her respect for others. Margaret had a lovely bond with her mother. Above all, she and her mother were best friends. Both her parents loved, cared, and nurtured Margaret. Their love made Margaret the beautiful human being she was inside and out.

Margaret touched our hearts, empowered us, and inspired many people. She was a “Once in a Lifetime Kind of Woman” who left us too soon. We celebrate her life, and mourn her passing. Margaret Ann Garza passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Round Rock, TX.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother:  Alicia Garza; maternal grandparents:  Frank and Margarita Wolter.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved parents:  Juan A. “Fred” & Carmen W. Garza; paternal grandparents:  Alfonso (Isabel) Garza; aunts and uncles:  Beto (Kathy) Garza, Rene (Margaret) Garza, Mario (Amada) Garza, David (Dane) Garza, Cesar (Gwen) Garza, Daniel (Debra) Garza, Carlos (Alma) Garza, Ana Maria (Marco Tulio) Cruz, Tere (Jose Luis) Resendez, Martha (+Bernie) Cortez, Vicente J. (Johanna) Leija, as well as an extended number of cousins, relatives and beloved friends.

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