Our Heavenly Father called upon Irene Vela Martinez on August 15, 2022 to be with her mother, father and son. Irene was residing in Austin but was raised in Kyle, Texas. She is survived by her brother Jesse Vela and sister Amelia Barrera. She leaves behind her children Gloria Gutierrez (Noel), Edward Martinez (Margaret), Mike Martinez (Dora), Lupe Ramirez (Gerald), Norma Martinez, Amy Martinez, Paul Cardenas (Rhonda), Paula Cardenas, Linda Hanna (Danny) and Jesse Cardenas. She also leaves 27 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.