Effie Blackshear Death, Obituary – Effie Blackshear died at her home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born in Laredo, Texas, on February 20, 1935, to Armando De La Garza and Effie Cressman De La Garza. She graduated from Martin High School in Laredo, Texas, in 1953. She was a member of the C.S.C., P.A.S.F., Senior Class, and a Band Majorette at M.H.S.
She worked for Time Warner Communications for nearly 20 years and was a devoted employee. She had a green thumb and enjoyed taking care of her plants both indoors and outside. Effie had a knack for interior design.She liked watching Jeopardy on Monday through Saturday nights and playing Bingo, doing crossword puzzles while having breakfast, playing Poker and Chinazo cards with her friends and family.
Her brilliant smile, contagious laughter, and wicked sense of humor will live on. She was a devoted aunt, niece, cousin, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and aunt. All of her family members as well as others whose lives she touched will miss her dearly. We offer the De La Garza and Blackshear families our heartfelt sympathies and prayers…Let her soul rest in peace.