Irma G. Gilmore, R.N., 72, was called to heaven on August 12, 2018. Irma was born on March 19, 1946 in Phoenix, AZ to Henry M. Garcia and Margaret Pena Flores. She received her nursing degree from Phoenix College and spent 40+ years caring for others at Good Samaritan Hospital. Nursing was her true calling. Her passion was crochet and cross-stitch. She was masterful in her craft and loved to create. Irma was a giving and caring person who loved her family and her profession. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Henry Garcia, Jr. and David Martinez. Irma is survived by her brother Alfred; daughters Michelle and Tammy; granddaughter Tarryn; and grandsons Ryan and Matthew.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 A.M., at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 909 S. 1st Ave, Phoenix. Burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
To the family of Irma Garcia Gilmore. “While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you.
Mama, I don’t know how to express what I’m feeling. I know you’re not in anymore pain and that comforts me, but I can’t help but feel that I let you down in some way. You were supposed to come home with me and live the remainder of your days in a beautiful room with family around. Your room is done, it’s perfect for you. We call it the “Irma wing” now. I so miss and love you, my mama. Life won’t be the same for us that we’re left here. I hope you are crocheting and cross stitching to your hearts content with Amy. Walk tall in heaven, my dearest Mommy. I love you so much. Rest In Peace
Tammy, Michelle and family, I have so many wonderful memories of your mother and all the fun times we had. She will forever be in my heart. I’m praying that you all find comfort in knowing she lived a great life and was so proud of you all. I will miss her so much.