(Died September 16, 2013)
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, age 79, passed from life to life early morning September 16, 2013 at Texsan Heart Hospital
in San Antonio, TX.
was surrounded by loving friends, her
beloved pastor, and caring staff.
spoke to each of us individually, letting us know it was time to let her
Irma graduated From Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and earned her Masterâ€™s degree from Sam Houston State University.
She began her teaching/coaching career in Deer Park, TX and then taught at Burbank High School in California.
She spent 19 years with the Brazosport Independent School District.
was hired by superintendent and mentor Jim Barnes to teach at Seguin High School
initiated, organized and coached the first girlsâ€™ athletic programs in track, cross county and basketball.
She also served as assistant athletic director.
She retired from SHS in 1993 and went to work that same year at Texas State University where she was still employed at the time of her death.
was just starting her
59th consecutive year in education.
was very involved in the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
She served as President of the organization.
She founded the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center where literally thousands of children learn about the great outdoors.