Yolanda
Perez, Yolanda, a 56 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Torrance. Born in El Paso, TX, Yolanda was 74 when she died. Yolanda was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson. Yolanda earned her Associates degree of Arts at Los Angeles Harbor College. A Head Start Teacher for over two decades, Yolanda was well known among the community for her love of providing open arms for all those in need. Yolanda helped countless individuals from Mexico settle into the Los Angeles area. Her love was also shown in her passion of cooking authentic Mexican cuisine. Yolanda always prepared a feast at her house to ensure that anyone who visited her house would not leave hungry. Yolanda is survived by her son, Charles (Jill) Grimm of Carson, CA; daughter, Rita (Wynn) Regner of Carson, CA; son, Richard Martinez (Luis Lopez) of Cathedral City, CA; son, Gilbert (Elaine) Martinez of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Leticia Perez (Otis Hall) of Manhattan Beach, CA; son, Michael (Dolores) Perez of Murrieta, CA; son, Gabriel Perez of Carson, CA; sister, Alicia Chavez of El Paso, TX; sister, Maria Elena Fosmo of Lomita, CA; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amelia and Salvador Aragon; and son, Mark Anthony Perez. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday September 9, 2011 from 5:30 to 9pm with a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson on Saturday September 10, 2011 at 8:45am. An internment will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Monday September 12, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association in her memory. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. Ricardo, Letty demas Hermanos y Familiares de Nuestra Gran Recordada SEORA YOLANDA PEREZ. les Expreso mis mas Sinceras Condolencias de Mi Parte y de Mi Familia, Se que son momentos dificiles que los embargan, pero lo Importante que Yolanda nos Ha dejado Grandes Ejemplos de Personas en Su paso por esta Vida, que Son Ustedes, de igual manera les deseo una muy pronta Resignacion. QUE DESCANSE EN PAZ NUESTRA YOLANDA……. Asi sea.

  2. May the longtime sun shine upon you All love surround you and the pure light within you Guide your way on…

  3. MAY GOD’S LOVE, PEACE, COMPASSION, AND FORGIVENESS BE WITH HER ON HER NEXT JOURNEY. MAY HER CHILDREN FIND THE BE TOUCH BY GOD’S HAND DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIME HER LOVING NEPHEW

  4. We continue to pray 4 the entire Perez family. We ask You Lord to embrace them, Hold them all, Give them Peace, Amen. We love you all, Raymond and Viki Eredia

  5. Perez Family, When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. So sorry for the loss of your Mother..

  6. Dear Auntie Yoli, my memories of endless, adventure filled summers are filled with your hugs, kisses, and your smile. Although time slips away and life runs it’s course I hope you know the impression you left on my heart and your spirit that brightens my soul! I will love you always! Amie

  7. I will always treasure all the memories I have shared with you over the years. You will forever be missed in the hearts of many.

  8. “With Our Sympathy and Caring” Remembering what is Cherished forever our mothers. Richard & Leticia & Family from our hearts to yours “During this time of sorrow may you be comforted in knowing that the memories of your loved one live on. May these cherished thoughts support you & your family through all your tommorrows. Always the Campos family.

  9. “With Our Sympathy and Caring” Remembering what is Cherished forever our mothers. Richard & Leticia & Family from our hearts to yours “During this time of sorrow may you be comforted in knowing that the memories of your loved one live on. May these cherished thoughts support you & your family through all your tommorrows. Always the Campos Family.

  10. “The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.” Psalm 34:22 Our condolences to the Perez family. We love you Gabe, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

  11. I will certainly miss seeing Yolanda at family gatherings. I will never forget the way she treated us all like family, even though we were not blood relatives. I will always remember her the same way; vibrant, smiling and cooking up a delicious meal. I believe that she will never truly be gone from us because her loving soul will live on in those whose lives she’s touched.

  12. My Tia Yolanda was an amazing woman. She made all feel so welcome and loved. I was blessed to have her as my preschool teacher. She will be truly missed.

  13. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Yolanda Perez. We feel most privileged to have had this wonderful lady in our lives, who was ever giving of herself and concerned about the well being of her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

  14. To my Aunt Yolanda I loved as much as my mom. For all the love,open arms and patience you had with each one of us. So many memories I will keep and treasure forever. With lots of love Armie.. Luis misses his Aunti Yoli knows she is in Heaven with God.

  15. To my Aunty Yoli, I’ll always remember the regular summer trips I took to California when I was young. All the memories and experiences you provided truly played a part in shaping me into the person I am today. You’ll be forever remembered in my thoughts, prayers, and memories. I love you Victor Chavez (Manito)

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