Yolanda Reyes

 

Yolanda Reyes

Yolanda Aguillon Reyes passed away on March 22, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on May 29, 1942 in San Antonio to Pilar Aguillon and Eugenia Salinas Aguillon.

Yolanda is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Marconi Reyes; sons Luis Reyes (Marcey), Larry Reyes (Betty) and Michael Reyes (Nicole); sisters, Sylvia Valdez, Irma (John) Swatek, Diana (Eduard) Ramirez, Mary Jane (Fred) Labar and Gugie (Joe) Robles; brothers Larry (Donna), Gilbert, Joe Danny (Blanca), Leonard (Mune) and George (Priscilla) Aguillon; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

In her early years, Yolanda helped care for all of her 11 younger siblings. In 1958 she met her husband of 50 years Marconi Reyes. They started a life together and in 1968 they began to raise two twin boys: Louie and Larry Reyes. Soon after another son followed: Michael Reyes. Being able to be an awesome mother to three sons was her pride and joy. Anyone who knew Yolanda knew she was an incredible cook. With an achievement of being a previous winner to the Strawberry Festival’s best tortilla competition; she often spent hours in the kitchen bringing her family together with her delicious food.

Yolanda was a devoted Christian who shared her faith in Christ with anyone she met. She was also a righteous and kind person who always made sure people had food in their stomach and a smile on their face.

Yolanda impacted many lives with her unconditional faith and a mother’s compassion.

She will be missed by many.

As my grandmother would say to my father and uncles as they walked out the door, “Dios te bendiga.”

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