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Irma Yolanda Brackman

February 25, 1947 - October 10, 2016

Obituary


Irma Yolanda Garcia Brackman, returned to her heavenly home on October 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with three different glioblastomas (brain tumors) over the past two years. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in this struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Irma was born to the late Clemente Garcia, Sr. and Tomasita Flores Garcia, in San Antonio, TX on February 25, 1947. A retired educator and a homemaker respectively, she dedicated her entire life to serving others especially her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful servant...

Irma Yolanda Garcia Brackman, returned to her heavenly home on October 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with three different glioblastomas (brain tumors) over the past two years. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in this struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Irma was born to the late Clemente Garcia, Sr. and Tomasita Flores Garcia, in San Antonio, TX on February 25, 1947. A retired educator and a homemaker respectively, she dedicated her entire life to serving others especially her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful servant of the Lord who was a loving part of the St. Helena Catholic Church ACTS community, and a recent member of the St. Helena Altar Society. She graduated from Texas State University in 1985 with a degree in art education and worked in the North East Independent School District as a middle school art teacher.
Irma Yolanda married the love of her life, Harry James Brackman, on March 29, 1969 in San Antonio, TX and soon after had two children. Her husband, a San Antonio Police Officer, was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to an officer needs assistance call. As a single mother of a four and three year old, she raised them with unconditional love, patience, discipline and humility. She taught them the importance of a good education and respect for others through her own example. An intelligent and beautiful widow never to remarry confidently told others, "I can always find someone to love me, but I will probably never find someone who will love my children the way they deserve to be loved." This profound statement is a true testament to the love that she had for her children. Irma had an amazing faith that carried her through the trials she experienced her entire life. She often meditated by praying the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, focusing her prayers on her family, young children with cancer, unborn babies, peace on Earth, guidance, health, and healing.
Irma is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Brackman-Paniagua and her husband Juan, son Harry James Brackman II and his wife Misty, her grandchildren Ariana, Izabella, Emma, Gus, and Haley; her brothers Clemente Garcia and Gerardo Garcia, her sister Nelda Allen, and numerous sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Joe Salazar, George Garcia, and Roger Garcia; her parents Clemente Garcia Sr. and Tomasita Flores Garcia; and her grandson, John Raphael Paniagua.
Irma Yolanda Garcia Brackman's services are Visitation and funeral rosary on Thursday, October 13 5:00-9:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home 625 Kitty Hawk Rd. Universal City, TX 78148; Friday, October 14 12:00 PM Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church 14714 Edgemont St. San Antonio, TX 78247 Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 17501 Nacogdoches Rd San Antonio, TX. The family gratefully accepts donations for the St. Helena Catholic Church Building Fund. Prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted at www.colonialuniversal.com