Irma Yvonne Reza

February 4, 1949March 11, 2018

Irma Yvonne Reza, February 4, 1949- March 11, 2018 Irma made her way home to the loving arms of our Lord early Sunday morning, following a long but courageous battle with cancer. She made her final journey peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, including her husband of 46 years, Jesus Reza. The chapter of their physical lives together closed as the rain fell shortly after her passing, as it had on their wedding day in 1972. Irma recently celebrated 69 years since her birth to Angelina and Clemente "Salvador" Chavez on February 4, 1949. Born in Albuquerque, NM, Irma spent most of her life in El Paso. She celebrated nearly 20 years as a dual-language teacher, mostly at Canutillo Elementary School. Her students were everything to her, so much so that she continued tutoring after her retirement in 2015. She was full of life and a fighter until the very end. Compassionate, accepting of others, joyful and loving, with an infectious laugh that could fill any room. She is with her Lord and Savior, whom she loved and gave her life for. This is the short story of Irma's journey here on Earth, but there is so much more to her and the 69 years she lived. She is survived by her husband, Jesus Reza, children LoRayne Ortega, Rebecca and Nicolas Reza, brother Leo Chavez, sister Linda Wright, grand-daughter Gianna Garza, son-in-law Jason Ortega, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Remembering her will be easy, we will do it every day. Missing her will be a heartache that will never go away. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Center for Compassionate Care West, Hospice of El Paso or (915) 532-5699


  • Jesus Reza, Husband
  • LoRayne Ortega, Daughter
  • Rebecca Reza, Daughter
  • Nicolas Reza, Son
  • Leo Chavez, Brother
  • Linda Wright, Sister
  • Gianna Garza, Granddaughter
  • Jason Ortega, Son-in-law
  • Mrs. Reza also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 15, 2018

Irma Yvonne Reza

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Lonnie Dennis

March 15, 2018

Just looking at the photos of Irma, tells the story of her inner sweetness and love for others. I only had the privilege of knowing her for a short time but what a treasure she was! Her sister Linda, would keep me updated on Irma's health and I marveled at the strength, courage and faith she displayed. I know the family will undergo a "new normal" with her absent, but she is in God's loving arms now and I pray that brings the family comfort.
My deepest condolences.

Carmen Castaneda

March 14, 2018

My deepest condolences. I worked with Irma at Canutillo Elementary. She was a dedicated teacher and good friend to all. God Bless you.

Eddie Alderete

March 14, 2018

My warmest condolences to Chuy and all the Reza family. I knew Irma since infancy and fondly remember what a joyful, smiling person she was. Her capacity for love and patience under stress was truly remarkable. God rest her soul.

Carmela Maes

March 13, 2018

At times like this it is sometimes hard to find the words to say. I pray for courage, peace and love for your family and Rebecca ... my heart aches for you. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time with my deepest sympathy.

I had the pleasure of knowing Irma when she came into my unit as my adoptee. Irma was one of those women who would light up a room just by being there. She was so kind to everyone and had an infectious smile! She was loved and will be dearly missed.

In a bittersweet moment ... another angel has found their wings! GOD BLESS YOU IRMA!

Lou Ann Estrada

March 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. May the memories of Irma live forever in your hearts. I pray that God may be with you to strengthen and heal your sorrow.