Yolanda Pena Guerra was welcomed by our Lord on May 3, 2022. We have faith that her daughter, Melissa Guerra, and her mother and father have been reunited in the kingdom of heaven and she is at peace and surrounded by love.
Yolanda was born to Amanda Pena and Placido Pena Sr. on June 24, 1948, in Santa Margarita, Texas. Her mother was a dedicated housewife and migrant worker. Her father was a WWII Veteran, rancher, water truck driver, and migrant. She would fondly remember her childhood days when her whole family, cousins, aunts, uncles, and family friends, would get together and drive to California and other states to work as migrants. She remembered helping the family pick grapes, cotton, and other produce. She attended Roma High School but dropped out in the 11th grade to work at Gonzalez Mercantile to help her family. She fondly remembers working for Lalita, and her coworkers.
She married Israel Guerra from Fronton, Texas on January 11, 1970. She would then go on to become a loving mother to Josie and Melissa, all the while being a dedicated housewife in Houston, Texas.
She resided there for 14 years eventually moving to Los Arrieros, Texas in 1988 to be closer to her family. She eventually started working at a newly opened Bealls where she worked for 23 years. She was well known and loved by countless customers, coworkers, and friends. She would go the extra mile and treat everyone with kindness and respect.
She was loved by so many family members and friends who kept in close contact with her and were always a great source of comfort, especially in her final days to her and with her daughter. She will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Melissa Guerra. Her parents Amanda Pena, Placido Penda Sr, and infant brother Maurito Pena.
She is survived by her husband Israel Guerra, her daughter Josie Lopez, son-in-law Jesus Lopez, granddaughters Vianney Lopez Martinez, and Melissa Lopez, and grandson Jesus Lopez Jr. By 2 great-grandchildren. By her brother Joel Pena, Placido Pena Jr, Mario Pena and her sister Elizabeth Pena Martinez. And her aunt Elida Garcia, who she loved, liked a second mother.
"He will wipe away a tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore. For the former things have passed away."