Ybarra-Reyna born September 23, 1921 in Mercedes,
Texas, to Guadalupe Cadena-Ybarra and Isidro Ybarra
It is with both great sadness and joy we report that our mother passed
away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 surrounded by some
The obvious sadness comes from losing your mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt, and friend. The joy comes from knowing that her mind and body
has been gloriously restored and is now in heaven where we will all
see her again someday.
|Angelita is preceded
in death by her parents, husband Severo Reyna, an infant daughter
who died at birth Leticia Reyna, her bother (WWII
Veteran) Jose Ybarra.
Mrs. Reyna is survived by her children Raul Reyna, Ruben Reyna, Angelica
Reyna-Bland, Guadalupe R-Soto, Alicia R-Hinojosa, Severo Reyna Jr.,
Zoyla Reyna, Belinda R-Gonzales, sister Hermina Ybarra-Flores, 29
grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.
We were migrant workers while growing up but that did not stop our
mama from maintaining a normal home environment for our family. Her
children were well behaved, well groomed. She taught us to respect
our brothers and sisters and to love each other unconditionally. After
more than half a century later these same siblings get together as
if time stood still with the same love and respect for each other
as they reminisce "the good old days."
Our mama Angelita's first priorities were her children. She was 93
years old and she still worried about "what is going to happen to
my children when I'm gone?"
Our family feels blessed to have had our mother these many years.
"posing with a China Poblana costume taken 73 years ago when
Angelita and Severo Reyna went by train to Jalisco Mexico to visit
San Juan de Los Lalgos. Mom recalls that "her husband insisted on
her posing for this photo with a "China Poblana" costume because
she would looked beautiful." - Angelica Reyna-Bland
"Reyna kids, left to right are Guadalupe, Angelica, Severo
Jr., and Alicia. One can tell that she took so much pride in keeping
us well groomed while we were growing up." - Angelica Reyna-Bland