Yolanda "Yole" Longoria

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Yolanda "Yole" Longoria, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels at the age of 60. Yolanda was born on November 13, 1952 in Skidmore, TX to Elliseo Y. Herrera and Ladislada Casarez. During most of her professional career, Yolanda was self-employed in the tax industry. She was preceded in death by Rudy V. Garcia, Sr.; Jose J. Longoria; brother, Sam Herrera; baby sister, Yolanda Herrera; step-father, Edward F. Duran, Sr.; granddaughter, Maria Hattenbach and grandson, Keinne Hattenbach. Survivors include her children, JoAnn Gallegos, Noel H. Garcia, Rudy Garcia, Jr., Janny R. Vasquez and Danielle A. Longoria; mother, Ladislada Garcia (Duran); brothers and sisters, Sylvia Herrera, Al Herrera, Sr., Ruben Herrera, Sr., Johnny Herrera, Sr., Lydia Herrera (Guerra), Sheve Herrera (Barrios), Ellis Herrera, II, Sherri Herrera, Rachel Herrera, Edward Duran, Jr. and Eva Duran; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will be held from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass, which begins at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Philip Sosa, M.S.F.-Celebrant. Please note: there will not be a procession from the funeral home to the church on Monday morning. All wishing to attend the Funeral Mass will need to meet at the church at 10:00 AM. All services will end at the conclusion of the Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services to help with the funeral expenses. To leave a message for the family, go to www.www.luxfhcares.com and select Obituaries.

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  1. I remember her well. Such a sweet person and will be deeply missed. Rest in piece sweet lady!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. So sad to hear of the passing of such a nice and kind lady. Many years ago I had a painful experience with my son. Yolanda and her family were there for me. It still brings tears to my eyes, how much she was willing to help that night. Just goes to show you,angels are every where. Rest in peace Yolanda.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers! Just remember she is in a better place and is watching over you and your family with so much love!

  4. I’m sending love and healing thoughts for our angel Yolanda and her sweet and hard working family. Yolanda and Jose and their loving family were my dear friends and good neighbors. For two decades I saw Yolanda do more than anyone I know to make this community stronger in its capacity to care for our people. She personally did so many things herself and also advocated for city management to be considerate of our neighbors. When their house was taken to widen Walnut, there were just so many community benefits that no amount of money could replace. She loved this community and did not want to leave. I know she must be with a lot of angels who are really proud of her. She has left a lasting legacy as we who were inspired by her keep trying to help this community better look after our people. God Bless Yolanda and her family.

  5. I don’t even know where to start to pay tribute to an amazing lady. First & foremost my deepest sympathy to her husband, children & grandchildren. The word no did not exist in her vocabulary when someone needed her assistance. Yolanda was an inspiration to all those who met her. I will miss her contagious smile.

  6. It was a pleasure to know Yolanda. I do nails at Colonial Manor and that is where I met Yolanda. She would help me and bought Halloween nail polish for the ladies as well as a lovely Christmas nail polish. She was such a friendly person and had such a good attitude. God Bless Yolanda’s family. Debbie Tucker New Braunfels, Texas

  7. We will miss you terribly. I remember sitting at Landa Park there in New Braunfels, she always liked to go there to take a break from the world. We went together one time we both had a lot on our mind.We went for a walk and just enjoyed th beautiful trees and the water running down the river.She said it was her favorite place there in New Braunfels just to get away. I remember how it made her feel so peaceful,and so energized after we would leave from there. We shared a lot of great times and sad times. She was my big sister, I will miss her terribly….

  8. My deepest sympathy to her children and her family.I know she will be missed by all. I know you’re with the angels now. They are very lucky to have you. We will see you one day again.

  9. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I will keep you in my prayers. May your faith give you comfort at this time.

  10. So sorry for your loss, the passing of a Mother is an unmeasurable loss. I will pray for your family as they begin to heal and to help keep your Moms memory alive within all of you.

  11. We are sorry for your loss. Noel Jr, Jordan and Monica have lost a vital person in their lives. They will miss their Grandmother very much. We pray for family healing.

  12. It is not good bye, but I’ll see you later. Love you so much and you will be missed, but you are in a better place than me.

  13. My darling & wonderful sister, thank you for all tbe childhood memories that I have. The support you provided as an adult, uncondtional love and being that absent mother/friend-sister. I am grateful to god he brought you into this world for me and others. Now you rest in peace with the lord our father. I miss you deeply, your not a phone call away but I know your an angel & protector for us all. I love you always till we meet my love may you rest now.

  14. Will truely be missed and loved dearly. I’m blessed to have been able to know and love Yolanda. She will always be in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  15. Our condolences and prayers to the family, from Mr & Mrs. Frank & Elida Cavazos and the Gonzales,Padron, and Cano Families in Victoria,Tx.

  16. Our condolences and prayers to the family, from Mr & Mrs. Frank & Elida Cavazos and the Gonzales,Padron, and Cano Families in Victoria,Tx.

  17. My heart goes out to the family of Yolanda Longoria. She is certainly going to be missed in the Community, after her services to The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Black Heritage Society. God Bless You and Keep You.

  18. My thoughts are that you got your wings on my birthday. This memory will stay with me forever. So when I celebrate my birthday I will also celebrate your rising up to heaven looking down on me and everyone else in the family. Your in peace and no more pain. You blessed so many people and enriched their lives. You will be missed. Love you always!

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