Norma Sandoval Brady
August 22, 1932 – August 12, 2019
Norma Sandoval Brady, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was born on August 22, 1932 in Laredo, Texas, the only child to Santiago and Minerva Nieto Sandoval. She was a 1949 graduate of Martin High School (MHS) and earned a BS degree in 1953 from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. She then returned to Laredo to begin her teaching career. In 1981, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Texas A&M International University. Most of Norma’s teaching career was at her beloved alma mater, Martin High School, teaching Home Economics and later Vocational Office Education. She took pride in teaching her students the basics of life such as balancing a checkbook, applying for jobs, and the lesson of doing the best you can while maintaining a genuine work ethic. Most importantly, she taught her students that there were no obstacles that they couldn’t overcome and to stand up for themselves. Norma was an avid supporter of MHS Athletics and worked tirelessly to fundraise and support the students in their endeavors and had an undying devotion to the MHS Tigers! Norma retired in 1990 having taught for 37 wonderful and rewarding years.
Norma married the love of her life, John F. Brady in July 1955. They resided in Laredo until moving to San Antonio in 1999 to be closer to their daughters. She loved her family and friends unconditionally and was always ready to help anyone however she could. Norma enjoyed staying in touch with her friends after her retirement and formed the Laredo Lunch Group in San Antonio meeting once a month at favorite restaurants for fellowship and camaraderie. She took tremendous joy when encountering former students and reminiscing about her days as a teacher. All who knew Norma witnessed her vitality and zest for life.
Her loving husband John preceded her in death on March 22, 2018. Surviving Norma are her daughters, Patricia Brady Garza (Abelardo) and Jo Ann Brady Calvert (Michael) and granddaughters Marissa Garza Hester, (Dylan) and Brady Alejandra Garza. Cousins of whom she loved very much also survive her.
The beautiful life journey of John and Norma will be celebrated at a later date with a private family gathering.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Arden Courts - San Antonio and Embrace Hospice for the wonderful care of our Mother. We are also very thankful for the blessing God bestowed upon us, Amanda, who cared for our parents with so much love and affection.
Arrangements provided by Sunset North Funeral Home; expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing the online guestbook at: www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com.
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