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Yolanda Salazar

Yolanda Salazar, beloved mother, sister and aunt relinquished her earthly duties to rest to be with our Lord on January, 6, 2019 at the age of 72.
She was born in Devine TX on February 11, 1946 to Maria Hinojosa & Carlos Hernandez.  It was known that some of her fondest moments in the early childhood years was when she was a little girl stomping around bare footed in overalls at the Hernandez grandparents ranch. There was a huge tank of water for the cows, however she and her older sister took dips in it to keep cool in the hot summer days. She often spoke about how her grandmother Irene was the greatest cook! She made the most delicious tamales & many other tasty dishes and all her siblings would come to enjoy the feast. The best part was the sweet vanilla ice cream that she churned for desert! She often spoke about how amazing her mother was as she dedicated all her time to take care of all her children. She remembered that her mother was very resourceful in those hard times. She would see her draw & cut a pattern from paper bags and then sew some of her clothes by hand and her Mom quickly learned how to cook the tasty dishes that her grandmother cooked. 
In her early teens the family moved to Medina county where her mother's parents lived. She talked about how she spent quality time with her grandmother Ermila rocking on a the two seater steel rocking chair that everyone enjoyed.  While they rocked her grandmother taught her how to speak the castillian castellano Spanish language. Later she learned that her grandmother was a teacher in Mexico. She attended Medina Valley High School and was very popular. She decided to try out for the Pantherette dance team & to her surprise she made it. On Friday night her cousins would unite to go dancing at the Natalia Dance Hall. Yolanda could dance to anything, meregues, cumbias & polkas.  On Saturday her parents would drive the family to the Devine Drive-in to watch a movie from the hood of her father's truck. She loved spending time with her family!
In her early twenties she moved out of state to the Washington DC area where she had the comfort of knowing that her aunts Gloria & Millie were close by and they assisted & helped her obtain a job with the National Association of Letter Carriers.  The greatest accomplishment while she was in WA DC was when she gave birth to her daughter Kimberley and she was the joy of her life! 
She returned to San Antonio in the early 80's and was employed at USAA & was known to be the top sales person for many months. Years later she worked as a Prayer Warrior for Pastor Hagee at the Cornerstone Church.  She loved to hear Pastor Hagee speak and continued going to the Cornerstone church. As she grew older she became a stronger, dedicated evangelical Christian. She would hold prayer meetings at her house for relatives that popped in or friends & strangers. She became a dedicated faithful christian servant of God and donated her time & little money to many different Christian ministries. She was a generous selfless soul as she would give her last dollar to anyone in need.  Her cupboards were empty, but her house was full! She will be dearly missed by the many people that crossed her path and truly knew her. She is preceded in death by her father Carlos Hernandez Sr., mother Maria Hinojosa Hernandez and brother Roberto Hernandez.  She is survived by her daughter Kimberley Maskepoupolos, son Michael Salazar, sister Elia Dalton, Blanca Gomez, Rosalinda Walker, brothers Buddy & Carlos Hernandez, aunts, nieces, nephews and many cousins.  The family will have a memorial service at Cornerstone Church 18755 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio TX 78258 at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and then a reception will follow for her family and friends.

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My Sweet Auntie,
I am still in disbelief you are gone. I will miss going over to your apartment & spending time with you. I will miss sitting & talking to you about anything & everything. I will miss driving you around to run errands & all the laughs we would have along the way. I will miss the little things that we both enjoyed, like sharing a large cherry ICEE on a hot summer day. Most of all, I will miss knowing that you are always there in your cozy, little apartment, there to happily greet me with open arms & a beautiful smile.
Auntie, I am so grateful for the past 2 years, as we were given the opportunity to become really close & lean on each other during a time when we both felt like nobody else understood. I remember you once told me you wouldnt know what you would do if I wasnt here, that I was your savior during this dark period in your life. You told me I was your angel sent from God to give you the strength to make it through each day. I will forever cherish that moment, and even though you are gone, I know now you are my angel watching over me & giving me the strength to make it through each day.
I love & miss you already my Sweet Auntie.

Love always your niece,
Candy Lou

Candace Jefferson Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM

I wish I could have spent more time with you and gotten to know you better. You will be missed dearly, rest in peace Aunt Yolanda.

Preston LaCombe Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Salazar

Kimberly maskepopoulos Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

My beautiful friend, my Texas mom, I will miss the way your guided me and always made things seem more special. I was so bless to have you in my life. You are loved and adored.

Mari Hernandez Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

Yolanda cared for everyone she met. I will miss her laughter and the joy she brought to this world. We miss you.

Gregg, Rosie, Andy and Charlie Walker. Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

I loved my cousin Yolanda and will miss her dearly. There was a special bond between us that will linger on forever. Yolanda loved the Lord so I am certain that she is finally home and she has found the love and peace that she was searching for. Thank you God for allowing me to be a part of her life. Her love and faith touched my life and has made a difference. So-Long my Jodie I will always remember your laughter and the good times we had together.....Rejoice with the lord until me meet again

Frances Hinojosa Rodriguez Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

I have many memories of my sister Yolanda. We shared
Everything as kids, teens,
Adults, I will miss her, can't
Begin to express how my
Heart feels. She is now
In God's arms, no more
Suffering. Someday when God calls on me, I will see you again. I love you and
Will keep all our moments
Together in my heart.
I love you my sister Yolie.

Blanca Gomez Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

A woman of strong faith was called home. She will be greatly missed, but I know her infectious smile is now looking down on all of us. I love you, Aunt Yolanda.

Bobby Yonker

Bobby Yonker Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Salazar

Elia Dalton Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

The Lord is my shepherd~I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me,
your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:1-4

Rest in peace my friend...I will miss your beautiful soul.

Robi Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

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