Widower Joe Garcia, whose wife was killed in the Uvalde school shooting, died of a heart attack Thursday.
Heartbroken after losing his wife Irma Garcia in the Robb Elementary shooting, Joe Garcia, 50, died of a heart attack on Thursday, May 26. Returning home after visiting his wife’s memorial to leave flowers, he “pretty much just fell over” his nephew told the New York Times.
Joe and Irma were married for 24 years. The couple had four children: two boys and two girls. Cristian, the oldest, serves in the United States Marine Corps, Jose attends Texas State University. The oldest daughter, Lyliana is a sophomore in high school and the youngest child, Alysandra, is in seventh grade.
Irma Garcia worked at Robb elementary for 23 years. She taught fourth grade history in the largely Hispanic community about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
Garcia shared on her profile on the school’s website, “I love to BBQ with my husband, listen to music, and take country cruises to Concan.”