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Yolanda Pe’a Rank

1961 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Yolanda Pe’a Rank Obituary

Yolanda Pe'a Rank passed away Sunday Dec. 14, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Born to John Benjermin Pedro and Esther Pe'a Faaa'loalo Pe'aPe'alalo on May 20, 1961 in Oceanside, California.

She served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years. She attended Tactical Air Command NCO Leadership School and received Specialized Training for Air Traffic Control Operations on Tower and Radar.
She received many awards including : National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Two Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal.
She was a loving mother to her two children Niclaus Makuisa Rank and Haley Manaia Rank. Pe'a was one of 15 siblings. She loved to sing, sports, to go on walk-abouts, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was full of life and a FOB of the Fa'a Samoa.

She is survived by her son, Niclaus Makuisa Rank; daughter, Haley Manaia Rank; daughter-in-law, Amanda Rank; grandson Makuisa Brandon Rank; granddaughter, Leighanne Rank, and her 4 brothers and 9 sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Benjermin Pedro and Esther Pe'a Faaa'loalo Pe'aPe'alalo.

A service will be held for Pe'a Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. located at La Paz- Graham's Funeral Home on 555 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005.

Please send memorial contributions to La Paz- Graham's Funeral Home.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 18, 2014 to Jan. 17, 2015
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