The husband of a single of the slain Uvalde lecturers died of a coronary heart assault Thursday, two days just after the college capturing that also killed one more trainer and 19 youngsters.
In a tweet, a household member verified that Joe Garcia, Irma Garcia’s partner of 24 a long time, “passed absent due to grief.” They were large school sweethearts and dad and mom to 4 young children.
“I certainly am at a decline for phrases for how we are feeling,” tweeted John Martinez, Irma Garcia’s nephew. “PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR Relatives. God have mercy on us, this is not quick.”
Martinez informed The New York Instances Joe Garcia visited his wife’s memorial Thursday morning to fall off bouquets. When he returned dwelling, he “pretty significantly just fell more than,” he said.
Irma Garcia, a fourth-quality trainer, was 49. She was in her 23rd yr of educating at Robb Elementary College, in accordance to her biography on the school’s web page.
In 2019, Garcia was named finalist for the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Educating, awarded to extraordinary instructors in the San Antonio region by Trinity University.
A GoFundMe page established up for her family and funeral expenditures explained the longtime educator and mother of 4 as “sweet, form, loving.” The GoFundMe raised more than $170,000 in considerably less than 12 several hours.
“She sacrificed herself preserving the children in her classroom,” the donation site says. “She was a hero. She was liked by lots of and will truly be missed.”