Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 1, 2022 / 15:00 pm
In his homily for the Wednesday funeral Mass commemorating the lives of Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband Joe Garcia, who died two days later of a heart attack, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio said that the couple “witnessed to the love that comes from God.”
“Irma and Joe’s faith bore fruits of love. They witnessed to the love that comes from God. The love between them shone through and was expressed by their dedication to each other, which extended to their children and to their community,” García-Siller, who celebrated the Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, said June 1.
The Garcias, who had begun dating in high school, leave behind four children: 23-year-old Cristian and three teenagers, Jose, Lyliana, and Alysandra.
Irma Garcia, 46, and Joe Garcia, 50, share a joint obituary that says the couple “began their relationship in high school and it flourished into a love that was beautiful and kind.” They were married June 28, 1997.