Loretta Altuna

Loretta Jo "LaLa" Altuna (De La Garza)

Wednesday, September 16th, 1959 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Loretta Jo ”LaLa” De La Garza Altuna 60, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 15th 2020. She was born September 16,1959 in Lordsburg NM.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Highway, Victoria. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, July 20, 2020 at Grace Funeral Home.

She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Loretta worked for Citizens hospital as a PTA for 35 years. She spent her younger years being active as a cheerleader, lifeguard, aerobics instructor, and a runner where she earned the nickname “iron maiden”. Loretta never met a person she was not kind to. She was known as the life of the party. She loved to dance and spend time with family and friends. Loretta was a compassionate and caring person that would drop everything to help someone in need. She cherished spending time with her grandson whom she called “Action Jaxon''. She will forever be deeply missed by her daughters, family and friends. She touched so many people throughout her life on earth. Loretta loved serving her Lord God the Father. We know that she is at peace in heaven with all of her loved ones past.

She is survived by daughters Xena Loretta Ruiz and Kyla Bella Ruiz of Victoria , Brother David De La Garza of CA, and grandson Jaxon Reed Bryant.

She is preceded in death by mother Josephine De La Garza, father Manuel De La Garza, life long partner George “Gio” Izaguirre Ruiz and brothers Marvin De La Garza, Edmund Salinas, and Manuel Salinas.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    A rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Grace Funeral Home is following the recommended health protocols in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's issued Executive Order No. iGA-18 relating to COVID-19. MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED.
  • Service

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 6:00pm
    Grace Funeral Home
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Grace Funeral Home is following the recommended health protocols in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's issued Executive Order No. iGA-18 relating to COVID-19. MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED.
    Father Gary Janak


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Freddy, Roxana, Christopher, & Darian Alvarado

Posted at 10:01pm
Our Heartfelt condolences in this time of great loss. We hold dear the memory of Loretta as she was a childhood friend our Fathers being dear friends.

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A. Jeannine Atzenhoffer

Posted at 08:10pm
Loretta was a total sweetheart! So friendly & caring & outgoing. Loved her girls fiercely! I worked w/her @ CMC 4 many yrs & never saw her not smiling or working hard. She was great w/pts! RIP Loretta! My sympathies 2 the family.

Debbie Hrncir Veselka

Posted at 09:32am
I am so sad to hear of Loretta’s passing. Your family has my deepest sympathy and condolences. She was such a bright star in my life some 35 years ago while we lived in Victoria. She was involved with us on the citizens Medical Center corporate cup competition. We played sports, were cheerleaders, ran, and did swimming. She lead Aerobic classes at the YMCA too. Some great memories we had with Loretta. There was always fun and laughter when she around. I will miss her dearly. God bless Loretta, and God bless your family. I know she will be missed by all the Ho knew and loved her.

Melanie Altuna-Vigil

Posted at 12:14pm
So very sorry for the family of Loretta. I haven’t seen her in years; however, I remember her as a beautiful and kind person when we were growing up. Many prayers to all her family and God bless.
Love, Melanie & Kiki Vigil, Mesilla, NM

Caroline & Carmen Garza

Posted at 09:45am
With heartfelt condolences,
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