Irma Alicia Cabrera passed away peacefully -- warm in her own bed -- and surrounded by the love of her husband, her only son, and extended family at her home in San Francisco, California on September 26, 2021.
Irma -- “Mama Irma” as she was affectionately known -- was born on February 23, 1933, in San Salvador, El Salvador. As the youngest of three children, Irma was a kind, strong, intelligent, well-educated, and courageous woman who immigrated to Los Altos, CA on a H-1B Visa in the 1960’s to escape the civil war and uncertainty in El Salvador. Like any other immigrant coming to this country, she wanted a better life for her son, husband, and future generations.
Mama Irma exhibited the spirit of a true warrior -- a fighter and survivor -- she came alone all the way from a tiny little Central American country to California. She worked hard every day as an Au Pair to take care of others as well as her own family. She let her loving and caring spirit set the example to others. Mama Irma was not afraid to show the love in her heart and shower kindness upon everyone who crossed her path. To know Mama Irma -- was to experience true and unconditional love. Her generosity of spirit helped her win the heart and mind of any person with whom she came in contact.
Her example helped to shape the life of her son -- Rafael Cabrera -- and the many others with whom she came into contact. The shining light of her example continues to illuminate the path of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Irma Alicia Cabrera is survived by her husband - Victor Manuel Cabrera and her son, Rafael Victor Cabrera and daughter-in-law Millie Cabrera; her grandchildren- Susan Esmeralda Cabrera, Rafael Victor Cabrera Jr. (Arlene), Eduardo Martinez (Sadie), Alicia Cabrera (Rick), Jorge Cabrera (Karen); great-grandchildren - Allie, Jennifer, Chris, Vanessa, Esaia, Jacob, Angela, Siennah, Ashley, Matea, Katarina, Ezequiel, Alessandro, Valentina, Zephyr, Castor, Avenue and Baby Cabrera “Player to be Named Later;” and extended family members.
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