March 19, 1941 - June 25, 2018
Irma Leal was born in San Benito, TX on March 19, 1941 and passed away in Dallas, TX on June 25, 2018 surrounded by those she held most near and dear to her heart.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Felacitas Esquivel. Brother, Gregorio Martinez. Sisters, Ninfa Rodriguez and Naomi Rodriguez. And beloved pet Chico.
Irma is survived by her husband of 58 years, Benito Leal. Also, daughter, Norma Gonzales and husband Gerry Gonzales; daughter, Cynthia Santos and husband, Javier Santos; daughter, Criselda Leal; son, Alfredo Leal. Grandchildren: Bryan Gonzales, Erica Santos, Dominique Chavez, Renee Gonzales, Nicholas Santos, Jerrica Chavez, Jessica Gonzales, and Jacob Santos. Great Grandchildren – Alex Gonzales, Jocelyn Gonzales, Madison Gomez, Easton Santos, Emilia Santos, Analeah Chavez, Victoria Chavez, and Bella Chavez. Brother David Esquivel and Beto Esquivel.
Irma had a strong Catholic faith and instilled these values and beliefs in the Lord to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Arlington, TX.
Family was very important to Irma. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to running her household and raising her children. She was also very involved with raising her grandchildren and was even the unofficial “daycare” for all her grandchildren as they were growing up. Irma loved to show her support by regularly attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She was their biggest fan!
She loved to cook and her specialties included tortillas, beans, and apple cake (although really everything she cooked was delicious).
Irma also had a special place in her heart for her favorite baseball team: the Texas Rangers. She was a loyal fan and loved visiting the ballpark and watching their games on tv. One of her favorite foods were the hotdogs at the ballpark!
All were always welcome in her home. She was the matriarch of her family and would host holidays at her home frequently. She absolutely loved being surrounded her family. Irma always took care of others, before taking care of herself. Irma will be missed tremendously by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and guide us from Heaven for the rest of our journeys.
A public visitation will be held on Friday, June 29th 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2021 New York Avenue, Arlington, TX 76010.
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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
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