Irma Victoria Clary
Irma Victoria Clary went home to Jesus on Nov. 5, 2014 after a very full life at age 73. She was born on May 12, 1941 and raised 4 beautiful children, Jim, Christine, Donald and Ken. She was also a grandmother to Jessie, Melissa, Rob, Kendall, Kasie, Kenneth, Kristen, and Robby.
Vicky grew up in El Paso and learned a strong work ethic in her grandmother’s restaurant. Growing up, she was very active in cheerleading and tennis. Vicky was married only once and started her family in El Paso, TX. Soon after, she moved to Santa Fe, NM and continued to grow her family. She began her career as a manager at Woolworth department store and then discovered her passion for nursing and thirst for knowledge. After giving birth to her twin baby boys, she decided to start a career as a single mother. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Since day one, Vicky has set the bar for patient care. She always strived to be better at whatever she did and had full compassion for all of her patients.
In 1976, Vicky moved to Houston, TX for better opportunities for her children. She soon met her dearest friend, Lonnie Jane, who led her and her family to the Lord. As passionate as Vicky was for learning and nursing, she became even more impassioned for the Lord and doing his will. Lonnie and Vicky loved going fishing together, traveling and throwing lavish Christmas parties. Everyone who knew her couldn’t wait to attend one of Vicky’s parties. They were known as the event of the year.
As impassioned as she was for nursing, it paled in comparison to her never-ending love for her grandchildren. She adorned every one of them as if they were her own children and always put their needs ahead of her own. Her spirit-filled legacy is living on through her children and grandchildren.
First a mother, second a grandmother, in our hearts forever.
Arrangements for Vicky are in the care of Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. A visitation will be held for Vicky on Saturday, November 8th at the Lifepoint Church in League City starting at 2:00pm. A memorial service will immediately follow starting at 3:00pm. Flowers may be sent to Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.