Graciela Lopez Gruber, 58 years of age, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gracie was born in San Diego, Texas on November 30, 1964 to her parents, Rodolfo and Elva Lopez. Graciela was a graduate of San Diego High School, Class of 1983, she was formerly employed at First State Bank of San Diego for 14 years. Graciela retired as a deputy clerk with Jim Wells County Clerk Office after 20 years of employment. She enjoyed spending time at her ranch with her family, having family gathering and going out to eat. Graciela was the rock of the family and had a heart of gold, she touched so many lives and was an inspiration to many other cancer survivors. She was a loving wife, and mother that will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends. Gracie loved enjoyed going to Ariana’s softball games, swim meets and may other sporting events. Gracie also loved to ride on the back of Russel’s motorcycle enjoying freedom of the wind. Gracie loved to sip on a drink while enjoying family barbeques. She loved to spend time with her cousins. Gracie strong faith in the Lord is what made her a warrior and able to face any battle. Gracie fought cancer like we never seen. Every two weeks Gracie and Russel would make the drive to Houston, Texas. The experiences and people Gracie met along the way will be forever life changing. Her faith opened the door to Heaven where she is rejoicing with the Lord Jesus Christ. Gracie looked forward to seeing her mom and dad in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodolfo and Elva Lopez.
Graciela is survived by her husband of 22 years of marriage, Russel Gruber of Alice, Texas; her daughter, Ariana Elise Munoz of Alice, Texas; her uncle and Godparents, Rene V. (Elma) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; her aunts, Blanca G. Salazar of Springs Branch, Texas; Patsy B. Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; Gracie G. Garcia of San Jose Community, Texas; Ariana’s dad, Rene Munoz of Alice, Texas; Graciela’s comfort and protective buddy, Bentley; and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held at 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas. Interment will follow at Antonio Lopez Family Cemetery in San Jose Community, Texas.
Active pallbearers, Luis Garcia, Louie Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Joe Garcia, Joey Garza, and Romeo Garcia; honorary pallbearers, Roberto “Bobby” Garcia, Roel Garcia, and Rene Munoz.
The Family would like to say “Thank You” to Rene Munoz and numerous caregivers for your love and support.
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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.
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