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Octavio (Otto) Lawrence Garza October 11, 1977 - April 6, 2022

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.

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  1. Cassie says

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

  2. Dorinda Medeiros says

    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

  3. Edythe says

    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.

  4. Martha Trimble says

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

  5. Vina says

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

  6. Kevin Tipton says

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

  7. Danny Camacho says

    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

  8. Jaime says

    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.

  9. Olga Escobar says

    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.

  10. Heather & Logan says

    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.

  11. Sabra Mccurdy says

    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.

  12. Darlene says

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

  13. Cherish Medeiros says

    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

  14. Crystal Holliday says

    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.

  15. Jessica Erick says

    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❤

  16. Leanna McCombs says

    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!

  17. Jamie Neal says

    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.

  18. Maria Berian says

    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.

  19. Taylor Parra says

    Too many times to count memories now

  20. Taylor Parra says

    Rip Otto Garza

  21. Tracy Sayers says

    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….

  22. GORILLA says

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

  23. Dylan Hurrle says

    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.

  24. Lil Jeremy Garza says

    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

  25. Kerry Goman says

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

  26. Bobbie says

    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. ♥♥

  27. Amber says

    You will be missed prayers to the family

  28. Spiller Lisa says

    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.

  29. Patty Brunner says

    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 🙏🏻!

  30. Kathy Honeycutt-Poland says

    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.

  31. Sharon Saldana says

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


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

  33. Angelina Torres says

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

  34. Nicole Angeles says

    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

  35. Jaimie Anderson Pineda says

    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.

  36. Teresa says

    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

  37. ROY GARZA says

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

  38. Michael tipton says

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

  39. Huddleston Trisha says

    RIH You were a one of a kind…

  40. Jamie vierra says

    Rest easy Otto”¦fly with the angels my friend!

  41. Bradley Garza says

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

  42. Trudy says

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

  43. Brandie steeley says

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

  44. Nicole Myers says

    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.

  45. Antonio Segovia says

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

  46. Marisela says

    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. ❤️

  47. Jaime Freitas says

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

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