Octavio (Otto) Lawrence Garza

Octavio (Otto) Lawrence Garza

October 11, 1977 – April 6, 2022

Octavio was born in Turlock, CA on October 11, 1977 and passed away on April 6, 2022.  He leaves behind his mother Deborah Kelso, father Octavio Garza Jr., sister Monique Garza, brother Jeremy (Joyce) Garza, niece Mahaley Garza, nephews Tristan Killough, Little Jeremy Garza and Bradley Garza, great nieces Heaven and Aliyah Beas, great nephew Romeo Beas and grandmother Barbara Kelso. 

He loved his nieces and nephews with his whole heart. After losing his son Josiah at 3 months old in 2015, he took on the role of being there for them, stepping into the role of the best uncle ever to them. 

He loved to cook for his family. He would just throw something together of his own creation, at times wondering if it was even edible, and most of the time it was delicious. 

It was never a dull moment when Otto was around; he loved to make you laugh.  He had many, many friends whom he loved, and he would do anything to them help out.  Otto will be missed by many people.  He had many different names, from Pumpkin, to Automatic, fat ass, Uncle Otto, and Son.

Otto was preceded in death by his son Josiah Michael Garza, grandfathers Lawrence Kelso and Octavio Garza Sr., and grandmother Amelia Garza. 

Rest in peace my son. I love you and will miss you tremendously.  At least you are with your son who you missed so much.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prodigal Sons & Daughters, 352 E. Olive Ave, Turlock, CA 95380.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 from 5pm – 7pm at Allen Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4pm at Allen Mortuary.

Please share memories and condolences at Www.AllenMortuary.com.


  • Jaime Freitas April 11, 2022 11:26 pm

    Rip Otto. May you find your peace now with your baby boy in heaven.

  • Marisela April 12, 2022 12:00 am

    Otto was such an awesome guy, funny caring and loving would give u the shirt off his back if u needed it. My mom and him would joke with eachother all the time they seen eachother. We loved him. Rest In Peace my friend say hi to my mom for me. 🕊❤️

  • Antonio Segovia April 12, 2022 12:56 am

    R.I.P Otto I love u kuzzin u will be missed for ever n our hearts and dreams..Love u Boooy

  • Nicole Myers April 12, 2022 1:17 am

    I was so sad to hear of your passing, “Travis’’ Little Buddy”. I have the best memories with you, Travis, Chad, and Lyndsay when we were just kids. I remember how we laughed so hard, usually bc you were making us. As we grew up anytime I ever ran into you or talked to you you were always so genuinely interested in what was going on in my life and making sure that I was OK. Rest easy, my friend.

  • Brandie steeley April 12, 2022 1:52 am

    Always had a heart of gold for everyone ❤️Truly gods got his arms wide open for you❤️R.I.p otto fly high

  • Trudy April 12, 2022 2:08 am

    May God comfort you Debbie and your family. I love ya Deb ♥️

  • Bradley Garza April 12, 2022 2:43 am

    I love my uncle. He was so nice and very funny.

  • Jamie vierra April 12, 2022 3:08 am

    Rest easy Otto…fly with the angels my friend!

  • Huddleston Trisha April 12, 2022 3:46 am

    RIH You were a one of a kind…

  • Michael tipton April 12, 2022 4:23 am

    Rip Otto my good friend you will be missed but never forgotten

  • ROY GARZA April 12, 2022 5:15 am

    R.I.P primo might be gone but never forgotten

  • Teresa April 12, 2022 5:16 am

    This truely heart breaking ,,may you rest in peace my friend .i will always remember all the times we had you will be truely missed

  • Jaimie Anderson Pineda April 12, 2022 5:24 am

    I known this child since he was a very small boy. Our family has been friends forever. No one ever expects there loved one to pass so quickly.
    I struggle with this one. We never really know when our time is over.
    You were loved deeply.

  • Nicole Angeles April 12, 2022 5:26 am

    OTTO( magpie) I’m sorry for not having dinner with you.We had lots of funny moments ,thank you for always being my friend,and looking out for me and mines.I sure am going to miss your sense of hummor,and big smile,your bright ideas,and not so bright ideas too.Forever in my heart ,until we meet again.Love nicole

  • Angelina Torres April 12, 2022 5:37 am

    My condolences to the family. My gosh we go way back years a lot of great memories. Rip Otto

  • JESSICA SEGOVIA April 12, 2022 7:56 am

    R.I.P Cousin 😇Fly High 🕊You’ll Truly Be Missed Dearly!!!!

  • Sharon Saldana April 12, 2022 12:28 pm

    i just loved him he was a great guy always good for a smile he will be missed what a sad time

  • Kathy Honeycutt-Poland April 12, 2022 4:48 pm

    May God be with you my dear friend, Debbie and all the Kelso and Garza Family, at this difficult time. I have known Otto since the day he was born. He always had the greatest smile and was just the nicest guy. RIP Otto.

  • Patty Brunner April 12, 2022 5:50 pm

    Otto, I’m still in shock of your passing. You were one of my longest childhood friends. No matter how much time passed we caught up like it was yesterday we last spoke. I love you friend. I am saddened I didn’t get to say goodbye. I feel a sense of peace knowing you’re in God’s hands back with your son & family. May you rest in eternal peace. Till we meet again 🙏🏻♥️

  • Spiller Lisa April 12, 2022 5:57 pm

    I never knew you as an adult but knew you when you were little little I use to babysit you and your sister. Be with God now.

    • Monique Evelyn May 21, 2022 8:32 am

      To my only big brother words can’t express how proud I was as a kid grown up next to you. Lol always in the way always wanting to be by your side. Following you and your friends on stake boards to football games , to beer cager patties and all the in between.people looked at us wondering how we became the ways we were.but truth no one our steps. All I remember is me and you growing up. I knew I was always going to be ok cause from kids to adults weather you looking out for me or me for u .the only thing consent was I had a older brother from day one lol
      Anyways I love you ok shine high , embrace the peace god going to give u.
      Don’t even worry about down here.
      Your hear has had to much pain .
      Enjoy the place god has for u with open arms
      Missed but never forgotten
      Love your only lil sis

  • Amber April 12, 2022 7:58 pm

    You will be missed prayers to the family

  • Bobbie April 12, 2022 8:07 pm

    Sending prayers to Otto’s family during this time. I still can’t believe you are gone Otto. It just seems like yesterday we were kids going to Cunningham. RIP angel. ♥♥

  • Kerry Goman April 12, 2022 8:33 pm

    Always always made me laugh! Always a gentle soul… Rest now.. My condolences to your family ❤️

  • Lil Jeremy Garza April 13, 2022 2:08 am

    I love u uncle I hope u have a good day and u always had my back for everything and I miss u so much

  • Dylan Hurrle April 13, 2022 3:23 am

    My brother Otto, you made me laugh so many times. You were a trusted friend with a big heart. You knew how to lift people up and I will always remember our youth together. Rest in pease my friend.

  • GORILLA April 13, 2022 5:29 am

    I will never for get u my good friend..I love u and miss u otto.

  • Tracy Sayers April 13, 2022 5:56 am

    R.I.P. Old friend. You were one of Turlock’s greatest…..You were loved and missed by so many people now. Now just walk twards the light and join our heavenly father in heaven. Peace….

  • Taylor Parra April 13, 2022 6:03 am

    Rip Otto Garza

  • Taylor Parra April 13, 2022 6:03 am

    Too many times to count memories now

  • Maria Berian April 13, 2022 6:31 am

    It really bother me when I heard of your passing. You were one of a kind I will never forget you my friend. May you Rest In Peace and my prayers go out to the families.

  • Jamie Neal April 13, 2022 5:11 pm

    Otto, what can I say? I have so many memories with you. From the time we were kids up until the last time I saw you we were great friends. You were the perfect example of what a friend should be. You’d be there any time any place to do what you could for any of your true friends. I love you buddy and you will be greatly missed by so many. I’ll never forget your smile. Until we meet again My true friend.

  • Leanna McCombs April 13, 2022 11:21 pm

    You were always someone who tried to help others . Sad to hear of you passing. Your finally with the Lord. Till we meet again friend!

  • Jessica Erick April 13, 2022 11:38 pm

    I’m just lost for words over this. Yr wit yr bby boy now,ur not hurting anymore Otto,may you Rest In Paradise my friend. Dance wit them Angles,we love n miss you till we meet again❤🙏

  • Crystal Holliday April 14, 2022 12:38 am

    Wow, I’m heartbroken, you were always a real friend, big hommie. A genuine positive energy that would always brighten any room you walked in. You will be missed here, R.I.P. Otto until we meet again. 💛

  • Cherish Medeiros April 14, 2022 2:16 am

    You will always be rembered Otto and you won’t be forgotten about. I will miss you my friend. I still can’t believe your gone though. I hope you knew how much you were loved, because you really were by so many. Including me. My heart is so sad your gone so soon. I am thankful I knew you. Thank you for all the laughs and memories we shared. Rest in Heaven friend😭💔😇

  • Darlene April 14, 2022 4:21 am

    Rest easy Otto! You have a beautiful soul that is now at peace.

  • Sabra Mccurdy April 14, 2022 5:18 am

    R.I.P. Otto. I am very sad to hear of your passing. We have a lot of fun memories together, and I will cherish those memories forever. Rest easy my friend….see ya on the other side.

  • Heather & Logan April 14, 2022 8:22 pm

    Rest easy my friend, now that the war in your heart has ended, I pray your soul finds peace in the afterlife, until we meet again.

  • Olga Escobar April 14, 2022 11:46 pm

    Rest in peace my friend. You were a true loving soul. You always opened ur doors and greeted me with that huge smile of urs. From Cunningham school to adults. I love u my friend. Smile down on us. Ur one person no one will ever forget. Thank u for being there for my daughter Valerie when she passed. Otto ur loss hits deep in my heart. I will always remember the sound of ur laughter. Rest my friend. Rest.💋💔🙏🏽

  • Jaime April 15, 2022 5:42 am

    You always made me laugh. You were one of a kind and a friend to many. You will be missed. I hope you found your peace and are at rest with your son. Prayers to the family. Family and friends were everything to Otto.

  • Danny Camacho April 16, 2022 8:20 am

    Otto you are resting with your son and I pray your in peace I met you at motel 6 you helped me out I’ll never forget you rest easy

  • Kevin Tipton April 17, 2022 12:10 am

    Rest easy little buddy your infectious smile is what I’ll remember most

  • Vina April 17, 2022 12:51 am

    -Otto- we go way back! My friend you always make me laugh! Can’t believe your gone. Rip your free! Forever missed!

  • Martha Trimble April 18, 2022 3:35 am

    RIP Otto, it was a privilege knowing you as well as your grandfather

  • Edythe April 21, 2022 3:51 am

    I’m so sorry, Debbie. I only knew Otto as a kid but I really liked him! He was a leader and just such an interesting kid. My heart aches for you.

  • Dorinda Medeiros April 22, 2022 10:04 pm

    May you Rest in Peace Otto you were always so kind ,sweet and funny you will be missed by so many .My condolences to you Debbie and the Rest of your family

  • Cassie May 4, 2022 9:06 pm

    Otto, one of my true friends I’ll never forget u. U were one of a kind 4show!

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