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Josephine R. Ybarra


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Josephine R. Ybarra Obituary
JOSEPHINE R. YBARRA 04/04/1921 - 12/21/2015 Josephine Rangel Ybarra, also lovingly known as "Auntie Josie" passed away peacefully on December 21, 2015 surrounded by her family at the age of 94. She resided her entire life in the family home at which she was born. Survived by brother, Deacon Rudy Ybarra (Tencha), sister Michelle Herrera (Pete); and sister-in-law Libby Ybarra. Preceded in death by father, Augustine Ybarra; mother Margarita Ybarra; brothers Tony Ybarra (Mary), Reyes Ybarra (Mary), Cecil Ybarra, Manuel Ybarra (Libby), and Federico Ybarra (Paulette); sisters Irene Saucedo (Henry), and Guadalupe Avila (Ralph); and multiple generations of nieces and nephews. She attended Irving Elementary, University Middle School, and Poly High School. At an early age she worked as a farmworker and later at a Riverside packing house, for a time as a waitress and ultimately as a classroom aid at Longfellow Elementary and Fremont Elementary. She cherished family trips to Fresno and Las Vegas. She made pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Garabandal, Rome, Fatima, Lourdes, and the Holy Land. She was an avid Dodgers fan and enjoyed watching "the fights" on TV. Josie was a life-long member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. Services will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 2858 Ninth Street, Riverside. Rosary at 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Graveside service and interment at Olivewood Cemetery. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410


Published in Press-Enterprise from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2015
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