Ralph Gardea, 54 of Spring, Texas was called to Heaven to become one of God's chosen Angels on Monday, January 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Ralph was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but the family moved to El Paso, Texas when he was a toddler. After graduating from El Paso High School he entered the retail business and eventually joined the Zale Corporation in July of 1990. While with Zale Corporation, he served as a Store Manager, Regional Manager and Director of Stores for Gordon's with his most recent position as the Zale District Manager for Houston Central.
Ralph was extremely proud to be the father of three wonderful children, Shannon who is a stay at home mother and resides in Meza, Arizona with her children, Nathaniel and Sophia. Christopher who is proudly serving our Country in the United States Navy as a Corpsman in San Diego, California and his son, Christopher Jr. and Ralph's youngest son Ryan Gardea who resides here in Houston and will be graduating from Klein High School this year and a step-son, Frank Telesca, who is currently a student at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Ralph will be missed by all those that knew him but especially by a loving family that includes not only his children but also his former wives Candace Telesca and Debra Davis as well as his Mother, Leonor E.Gardea of Bedford, Texas; his sister Rebecca of El Paso, Texas and two brothers Charlie of Manitou Springs, CO. and Ruben Gardea also of Bedford, Texas. Not forgotten are also his many caring cousins in the area including; Yvette Norred, Yvonne Holguin and Nick Carlos all from Houston; Daenna Chamlee of Crosby, Texas and Cynthia Antilley of San Antonio, Texas as well as by many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews and many friends, working associates and numerous acquaintances.
We Pray to God to provide us all who are left behind the strength we need at this difficult time, we know
he is at peace and in a better place. GOD BLESS YOU RALPH.
Honored Pallbearers are :
In Lieu of flowers Ralph's wish was that your generous donation be forwarded instead to Autism Speaks.
Cry tears of sadness for we will miss you Ralph, then we will cry tears of joy and laughter for you did
bring us much happiness for the brief period of time that we were able to share with you !!
The Addison family and staff extend our heartfelt condolences to the Gardea family in their time of loss.