Irma H. Portillo

May 23, 1945May 18, 2013

Irma H. Portillo was born on May 23, 1945 and passed away on May 18, 2013 in El Paso, TX.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Irma H. Portillo

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Jaime Herrera

June 13, 2013

Irma and I went to college at about the same time and this is how I remember her. The last time I saw her, she was about to sing a concert with the Bruce Nehring Consort at Loretto Academy. I was very sorry to hear of her passing.

John Kotowski

May 29, 2013

Beautifully voiced Irma was a valued member of the Mastersingers of El Paso (1975-79), a quartet who performed in concerts, clubs, and the Chamizal Memorial Theater. See previous photo of 3 members submitted by Robert L. Schneider on May 22.

May 25, 2013

A week ago today (05-18-13) Saturday you went to be with our Lord. My heart is still very broken to have to say good-bye to you even if it's only for awhile cause I know I'll be seeing you again but whie I'm still here I'm missing you terribly.Love you very much.Your Aunt Lucy Mendoza

Lee Strain

May 23, 2013

Sal & Hope, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Your mom is a wonderful woman and was always kind to my mother and I. Always enjoyed hearing her sing.

Frances Quinn

May 23, 2013


Irma was a great teacher with a lot of love, compassion, and strength. I worked with Irma at Schuster.

She taught a couple of my children (who are now grown).

You will be missed, but always loved.

Now you can rest in Lords arms knowing "Job done my faithful one"

Jeanette Quimby

May 23, 2013

Your mom was a fantastic teacher! Not only I was privileged to be in choir at Dowell under her direction, but I also took guitar with her when she taught it as an elective. After 30 years, I can still pluck out a melody on my "old guitar" that she wrote for our class to learn. Will never forget the tune nor her. She is now truly singing with angels in a heavenly and sharing her wonderful voice with God.

Robert L. Schneider

May 22, 2013

Irma was a great colleague when I lived in El Paso and I have thought of her often.

Nancy McNeil

May 22, 2013


May 22, 2013

Dearest Hope and Sal, I have thought often about you, your father and your mother and I of course have some of the most cherished memories spending time with your mom as a student and friend. She instilled in me the passion and drive to be the musician and educator I am today and I will never forget the impact she had on my life and the lives of so many of her students. She has left an imprint that no one will easily forget! Although my heart is very heavy, I know with no doubt that she is at the throne of God rejoicing and singing as she did so beautifully while she was in our midst. Please know that her legacy lives on through you and so many of us that admired and loved her.

In His Love and Mercy...... may God Bless all of you at this time,

Frederick "Cameron" Sullenberger

mark regalado

May 22, 2013

Irma and I were colleagues in the faculty at Pasodale school. She was a total delight to be around. Her sense of humour was a sterling proclivity she had and always kept me in stitches. I considered her my best friend at Pasodale. I have always missed her sense of humour and her persona. She was absolutely remarkable.