Yolanda Garza(1955 - 2012)

Yolanda Garza August 29, 1955 - November 16, 2012 Yolanda Garza was born August 29, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Francisca (Vega) and Manuel Chapa. The family moved to Gilroy, California when Yolanda was an infant and that is where she grew up attending elementary schools and Gilroy High School. She married Eloy Garza October 20, 1972 and they settled in Shafter to raise their family. Yolanda worked for Jackson & Perkins Rose Growers for over 20 years and then Fox School Portraits for 6 years. Yolanda was strong supporter of for over 10 years organizing teams and raising funds. For the last 3 years she participated as a survivor. Yolanda loved being a grandma, she adored her grandchildren and loved to spend time with them, attending their activities and having them spend the night. She was a great wife and mother; her family was her greatest accomplishment. She was always there for them, keeping everyone in line. Waiting her arrival in Heaven are her mother, Francisca; grandmother, Alicia "Ama" Vega; and aunt, Josie Garza. Surviving family members include her husband of 40 years, Eloy Garza of Shafter; father, Manuel Chapa of Los Banos; son, Eloy Garza, Jr. of Shafter; daughter, Veronica and husband Danny Garcia of Shafter; grandchildren, Jasmine, Isabella and Ian; brothers, Manuel Chapa, Jr. and wife Dianne, Henry Chapa and wife Juana and Adolfo Chapa; sister, Janie and husband Cruz, Herrera, all of Los Banos; special cousins, Erma Catalan and Andy Garza. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Monday, November 26 at 6pm at Peters Funeral Home for Yolanda Garza, age 57, of Shafter who passed away at her home in Shafter on Friday, November 16, 2012. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 27 at 10am at St. Therese's Church, Shafter. Fr. Pedro Umana will officiate and interment will follow at Shafter Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Monday, November 26 from 3 to 8pm at Peters Funeral Home. Donations may be made in her name to the Shafter-Wasco , 1523 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93304 or online at www.relayforlife.org/Wasco-Shafter. Please sign Yolanda's guest book at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Peters Funeral Home www.bakersfield.com/obits

Funeral Home

Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
844 E. Lerdo Hwy  Shafter, CA 93263
661 746-6314

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 23, 2012