Husband of the Fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia died of a fatal heart, 2 days later his wife was killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting.
The Fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia wrote some words on her school biography page, highlighting what she loved most: her husband, her four children, and teaching.
“I love to BBQ with my husband,” she also wrote some other details about her family, including the accomplishments of her two sons and two daughters.
Irma Garcia was one of 21 people were killed by the 18-year-old gunman. 19 children and Garcia’s co-teacher, Eva Mireles, also died.
Two days after Irma’s death, her husband, Joe Garcia, suffered a fatal heart attack.
The husband died of a broken heart
“Joe and Irma Garcia were parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, and Irma was a leader in a woman’s ministry there,” according to Jordan McMorrough, a spokesperson for the archdiocese.
“Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 25 years was too much to bear.” Irma Garcia’s nephew – John Martinez, wrote about the death of his aunt’s husband on Twitter.
“Lord god please on our family, my tias husband passed away this morning due to a heart attack at home he’s with his wife now in the heaven”.
John Martinez described his aunt and her husband as “high school sweethearts” who were “loved by many people.”
John Martinez created the GoFundMe – a campaign to support the victims of the shooting: “She sacrificed herself protecting the kids in her classroom. She was a hero”.
Irma Garcia had been a teacher for at least 23 years. It was her fifth year co-teaching with Eva Mireles. Unfortunately, both were killed.