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.