Irma L. Garza

May 10, 1931 - March 14, 2020
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Irma L. Price Garza

June 10, 1931 – March 14, 2020

Irma L. Price Garza, 89, passed peacefully in her sleep and was ushered into her eternal home to be with our Lord and Savior on March 14, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her father (Jose Garcia Price), mother (Angelina Garza Garcia Price) and husband Rogelio Garza.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her sister Blanca (Guillermo) Gonzalez.

And her two sons who she loved with all her heart are as follows:

Andres (Maribel) Garcia III and Gustavo J (Annette) Garcia.

Grandchildren: Priscilla (Mike) Garcia Salinas, Elizabeth (Henry) Estrella, Andres D Garcia IV, Kristina Garcia, Joshua M Garcia and Krystal L (Joey) Martinez.

Great grandchildren: Karola Salinas, Karmelo Salinas, Karilandra Salinas, Santiago Estrella, Andreas Estrella, Jakob Martinez and Zachary Martinez.

She is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and many good friends as well as Aida (Adolph) Puig and children. Aida was her best friend since childhood who were more like sisters; always by her side throughout her life until the very end. And a special thanks to Susana Gutierrez and Enedelia Ramirez, her caregivers who took care of her with such kindness and compassion.

Irma was born in Monterrey, Mexico May 10, 1931. She had attended St. Augustine and graduated from Ursaline academy school. Shortly after, she got married and had two sons; Andy and Tavo, who were her pride and joy.

Soon afterwards mom was employed by Richter’s department store in downtown. She was gifted and a natural born sales representative and everyone knew it.

Afterwards, she was recruited by Sears and Roebuck in the catalog sales dept. and was breaking sales records by leaps and bounds. At the time being a single parent; she would go out and sell encyclopedias at night after her day job to make ends meet.

She then remarried Rogelio Garza and moved to San Antonio and continued with Sears. After several years she returned to Laredo and received and embraced her second calling in education as a teacher aide. She taught at Katherine Tarver Elementary schools and other elementary schools within the district. She was very passionate teaching children and cared for them so much. All the kids as well as the teachers loved her to.

After retiring as an educator from the elementary schools she dedicated her life to God, family and the church. She taught catechism for children in St. John Newman church and was devoted parishioner to St. Patrick church especially the adoration chapel.

Our precious mom exemplified compassion, courageousness, and devotion throughout her life.

Mom had an incredible faith in God and would be constantly on her knees in prayer for all her family and friends.

The best life lesson mom taught us was to put God first in all that what we say or do, and He will direct your path regardless of any obstacle you are facing,

Mom will always be remembered as a generous, caring, loving and unselfish woman who always put others before herself as well as amazingly passionate in helping others in their time of need.

We are eternally grateful to God for giving us a mother as wonderful and beautiful whose unconditional love, caring and compassionate spirit will be etched in our hearts forever.

The family will receive condolences on Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. A memorial mass will take place on Thursday at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The placement of the urn, holding our mother’s ashes will take place at a private setting for the immediate family at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online www.freddickey.com.

 

 

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Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: May 10, 1931
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Danny Ortiz posted on 4/2/20

My Deepest Condolences just found out today Andy and Tavo you were so Blessed to have your mom for so long. May she Rest In Peace

 

Linda Sanchez posted on 3/31/20

We are so sorry for your loss. Irma was a beautiful person , so kind, and caring. Our prayers and blessings are with you all. Eddie & Linda Sanchez

 

Estela G. Perez posted on 3/21/20

I met Irma over 35 years ago when she taught one of my grandsons during a summer program. It was during that time that I witnessed her as a sweet and loving teacher who later became my friend. It was during this that she told me about her hairdresser, Julie whom we both enjoyed for years to come. We visited weekly at Julies and that time was so precious to me. It was just fun. The Heavens received an Angel in Irma. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Until Then..,Your friend, Estela G. Pérez.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Jovel posted on 3/19/20

Queridos Tavo y Andy: Debido a la situacion de restriccion en los funerales, no les podremos acompanar a pedirle a Dios por el alma de su madre pero eso no nos ha parado de rezar por su alma y pensar mucho en Uds. y sus familias. Marcia tuvo la alegria de ver mas seguido a Dona Irma en St. John Neumann en las misas y tambien en St. Patrick. Era una mujer muy devota y admirable con su energia y sonrisa a flor de piel y esos ojos lleno de vida. Leimos el obituario en el Times y no hay duda que vivio una vida de trabajo y recuerdo Uds. dos eran su adoracion asi como los nietos! Reciban todo nuestro carino y no duden que seguiremos orando por ella. Con carino, Manuel y Marcia O Jovel

 

Laura Gutierrez Tait posted on 3/18/20

Andres and Tavo, words can’t begin to express how sorry I am for your loss.....I hadn’t seen your mother in many years, but whenever I did, she always made me feel like a still well loved member of her family.....she was such a charming and lovable woman with a beautiful and infectious smile.....my memories of her are few, but unforgettable......RIP pretty lady Love, Laura and Ronny Tait

 

David and Alma Prieto posted on 3/18/20

Dear Tavo and Andy & families, We are truly saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I remember how sweet and loving your mother was to us. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

 

Bobby Garza posted on 3/17/20

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Irma passing. I remember her high animated energy and love for family. Andy and Gustavo we will be praying for Aunt Irma and you and your family. With God's Love. Donna and Bobby Garza.

 

Joe Garza posted on 3/17/20

My deepest condolences to the family especially Andres and Gustavo. The room always lit up when Aunt Irma walked into the room.

 

Guillermo and Sally Gonzalez, and Family. posted on 3/17/20

Dearest Andy and Tavo, Tia Irma was a very special lady. When we moved to SA, and lived in the same apartment complex, she checked on us every day to make sure we were ok, or if we needed ANYTHING. We loved visiting with her, as she always had us laughing. She is missed already. Due to Blanca's delicate health condition at this time, we feel it would not be a good idea to be around alot of people, and we are certain that Irma will draw a crowd. This virus is not something to sneeze about especially for the elderly with compromised health. We send our condolences to you both, and to all your family on behalf of our family. She is now at rest, and in the arms of Jesus. You are all in our prayers.

 

Minerva Garcia Ramirez posted on 3/17/20

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Minerva Garcia Ramirez posted on 3/17/20

My mother (Minerva R. Garcia) and I (Minerva Ramirez) send our most sincerest condolences upon the passing of your beautiful mother. We knew Irma as Andres and Tavo were friends of my brother, Homero Garcia, RIP. She is with God. RIP.

 

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