Helen Ybarra Leon

Obituary
  • "Ralph am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother..."
    - vivian robles
  • "Leon Family, God bless all of you! Monchi Olivas"
  • "May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during..."
  • "Ralph, so very sorry for your loss; may your Mom rest in..."
    - Steve Peralta
  • "My heartfelt condolences to your family."
    - Lee Ann Bonasera

Helen Ybarra Leon 3/8/1927-2/27/2014 Helen passed away suddenly at her home from natural causes. Preceded in death by her husband of 27 years Ralph Fraijo Leon; newborn daughter, Mary Ellen Y. Leon ; parents, Joe T. and Lucia R. Ybarra; brothers, Philip, Joe, Edward, and Ernie (Nellie) Ybarra; and son-in-law, Thomas B. Mireles. Helen is survived by her daughters, Irene L. Mireles, Mary L. Kulikowski (Scott); and son, Ralph Y. Leon (Jeanette). She is also survived by grandchildren, Edna (George) Van Aken, Sandra (Steve) Gerdes, Monica Cooper, Fernando Valdez, Diane (Sergio) Munoz, Kevin Leon, Frank Kulikowski (Jaime), and great-grandchildren, Sabrina, April, Jacob, Adrian, Taylor, Joseph, Abigail, Alyssa, Kain, Damon and Isla; sisters, Ruth (Alex) Bravo, Betty (Manny) Galvan, Lupita (Joe) Castillo; sister-in-law, Jenny Ybarra, and many loving nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and longtime friend Armando Martinez. Services will be held at St. Margaret's Church, 801 N. Grande Ave, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ. Helen was a wonderful, loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt, Nina, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She spent her life as a homemaker raising and caring for loved ones in Barrio Hollywood where she lived her lifetime. Helen was a beautiful, strong, and independent woman who was loved and cherished by those who knew her. Nana Helen always had a spring in her step and a song in her heart. She taught us to live life with joy and laughter, and to love one another. She was our strength, our angel, and our "Peach-and-a-half." She will be forever missed. Her memory will live on in our hearts. We will remember it in her loving smile, her carinos, and in the little tunes she would sing to us! We love you Mom and Nana. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com


Funeral Home
Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary - Tucson
204 S. Stone Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85701
520-622-7429
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 6, 2014
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