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Mildred "Midge" Garza, 78, of Bentonville, passed away on May 21, 2015. She was born on February 28, 1937, in Houston, Texas, daughter of the late Thomas Clyde "T.C." and Roberta (Felty) Beeman.
Midge attended Lon Morris College, where she met her first husband, Ronald Jerry Phillips. They were married for 18 years. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, she workd as a journalist in Dallas, where she met her current husband, Simon Garza. In Northwest Arkansas she was best known for the newspaper editorials she contributed. She will be remembered as a dedicated crusader for the protection of animals and participated in animal rescue operations nationwide.
Survivors include husband, Simon Garza of the home; daughters, Cindy Phillips Acree of Bentonville, Susan Phillips Boevers (Jim) of Murray, Utah, Cathy Phillips Gilbreath (Bryden) of Bentonville; grandchildren, Cory, Justin, Eric, Nick, Tracy, Colin, Hope, Austin, Alec, Audrey; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by stepchildren, Eric Reynolds, Diane Colangelo; and 5 step-grandchildren.