Yolanda V. Barreda, 90, passed away on the morning of September 15th, 2021, in the comfort of her daughter’s home in San Antonio, Texas. She spent her final days in the care and embrace of her family and loved ones. She has ascended into heaven to join those who preceded her in passing: her beloved parents Ernesto and Carlota Vasquez; the love of her life and husband, Fructuoso G. Barreda; devoted son, Eduardo E. Barreda; and best friend and aunt, Hilda Schunior.
Born January 15th, 1931, and raised in Laredo, Texas, Yolanda graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University and the University of Texas at Austin. She taught 3rd grade in the Laredo Public School system for 31 years at Central and JC Martin Junior schools. As a beloved teacher to many, she enjoyed her decades-long devotion to education.
Beyond her career, Yolanda touched the lives of many. She will be greatly missed by her family and those with whom she shared her loving, vibrant, and outgoing personality. Yolanda was a woman of faith and took great pride in having a strong opinion about life. A social butterfly who had many friends, she enjoyed telling stories about her family and staying close with those she had come to know over the years, whether through a daily phone call or weekly visits.
She also had a passion for collecting items that made her happy or held sentimental value, and was eager to pass on her heirlooms to her loved ones. Yolanda was always willing to give to those in need and support causes that were meaningful to her.
God blessed those who loved her with 90 beautiful years. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted and loving daughter, Yolanda B. Heinze and son-in-law, Rolando; grandchildren, Roland Heinze and his wife Jennifer, Alan Heinze, Stefan Heinze, and Mayela and Linda Barreda; daughter-in-law, Linda Barreda; as well as many other extended family members.
The family will receive condolences on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.; where a Rosary will commence at 10 a.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX.
Funeral Services to follow, procession will depart at 11 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2219 Galveston St., Laredo, TX.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 3600 McPherson Rd., Laredo, TX.
Pallbearers will be: Roland Heinze, Alan Heinze, Stefan Heinze, Mayela and Linda Barreda, Beto Arechiga, Eloy Uribe, Juan Jose Alvarez, and Gustavo Acevedo.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: Leticia and George Martinez; Mari Vargas; Christy Lopez; Miguel Angel, Adriana, Sylvia, and Laura Siller; Minerva “Mine” and Minita Ramirez; Carmen Rathmel; Adriana Lopez; and Dr. Carlos Cigarroa.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Sacred Heart Children’s Home, 3310 S Zapata Hwy, Laredo, TX.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.