Iris Marie Cardenas, 49, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019. She was born on January 22, 1970 in San Antonio, Texas to Esther Moreno and Salvador Garza. Iris was the oldest of five, Sonia Pena, Tanya Montes, Annette Giron and David Moreno. Iris graduated from Highlands High School and married George Cardenas Jr. by the age of 18. She was brave, intelligent and lived life to the fullest. Iris loved country music and Tejano. She was athletic and was very passionate about martial arts. She was a brown belt in Karate. Soon after high school, Iris gave birth to George Cardenas III. They lived happily together. Shortly after giving birth Iris’s life was forever changed by a tragic car accident. But her life was far from over. She was a fighter, strong and stubborn with a huge heart and incredible ability to connect with others, especially her mother. Over the years Iris continued to bring the family together and change the lives of everyone she encountered. Though she has passed, she will forever live in our hearts and will always be remembered for the beautiful, loving and humbled person she was. Iris is survived by her mother, Esther C. Moreno, her son, George M. Cardenas III, daughter-in-law, Victoria Villarreal, granddaughter, Lovette Iris Cardenas and grandson, George M. Cardenas IV, Lovette’s mother, Crystal Garcia; siblings, Sonia Pena, Tanya Montes and Annette Giron, brother-in-law, Mario Giron and David Moreno Jr.; aunts, Shelia, Rose and Josie; uncles, Roger, Ralph and Pat; many nieces and nephews, Joshua and Azarel Giron, Savannah, Taylor, Ethan and Aaron Pena,Lorelei and Landon Littleowl, Leyen Martinez, Natalie and Jacob Martinez, Jade, Ezio and Eli Gordon, Ian, Xavier and Kaitlyn Moreno.

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  1. My condolences go out to your family. Also, a comforting scripture from Revalation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Prayers for strength and comfort.

  2. Constantly thinking, never to be the same, the tears fall quickly just hearing your name. Silence is golden yet not anymore silence brings thoughts I just can’t ignore. The nights are sleepless, dreams out of reach. Crying in my pillow to you I beseech. Surrounded by family, I still feel alone. My heart is so empty, this pain I must own. I wish I could hug you and just see your face. But now I have memories to stand in your place. Gone but not forgotten, that’s what they say. Of course that is true… but if only you could of stayed. I love you.

  3. My beautiful sister Iris Marie was called upon Monday morning to be with our Lord. She will always and forever live in our hearts and memories. Her only son George has blessed her with two beautiful grandbabies Lovette and baby George whom she adored. Heaven got another angel.

  4. I never truly knew you Iris but I I feel that I’ve known you forever from all the stories that was shared with me from family. The first time I met you, you were unable to mouth the word hello however the last time we were together you left me speechless. ;)). Rest In Peace Mija, you’ll be missed dearly but loved forever. Tia Angie and Tio Roger

  5. Iris were always so kind and loving . Your beauty shined not only outward but inside as well. Your smile lit up any room and your laugh was infectious. I remember how you looked at Georgie and the love that radiated from you made you glow as only a mother can. You were an amazing daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. You are greatly missed and are loved by so many. I know that you are up in heaven smiling down on all your family renewed in body, mind and spirit. We love you Iris.

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