Guadalupe Gonzales Ybarra of Uvalde passed away on December 16, 2018 in San Antonio at the age of 71. He was born on November 26, 1947 in Uvalde to Arturo and Francisca (Gonzales) Ybarra, Sr.
Guadalupe was a kind hearted person who genuinely cared for his family, friends and community. He was a hero to many and touched so many people, always smiling. Guadalupe was a devoted paralegal who helped many people in need. He will always be in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Erlinda Tenorio Ybarra of Uvalde; daughter, April Ybarra Munoz and husband, San Juan of Uvalde; sons, Armando Ybarra and wife, Judy and Jason Lee Ybarra and fiancé, Farrah Soto of San Antonio; sisters, Carmen Uriegas and husband, Rudy “Rolle”, Refugia Uriegas and Rosa Ybarra and husband, Joe all of Uvalde; brother, Arturo (Turi) Ybarra, Jr. and wife, Cynthia of Uvalde; grandchildren, Jason “Nunie” Ybarra, Desirae Lee Ybarra, Leah Rae Van Ravenswaay; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Anita Avalos, Olga Sanchez, Maria Delgado Candelia De La Paz and Hermina Gonzales and brother, Conrado Ybarra
A rosary will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason “Nunie” Ybarra, Freddy Avalos, Jr., Joe Ybarra, Arturo “Quatro” Ybarra, Roland Sanchez, Rodolfo Flores, Sylvia Uriegas, Art Ybarra, Rudy Uriegas and Joey Ybarra. Honorary pallbearers will be San Juan Munoz, Jason Ybarra and Armando Ybarra, II.
My deepest condolences to Lupe's family on your loss. He was a very caring and helpful individual that always had time for everyone in need. My blessings and prayers to you during this time.
Martina Rubio ArreolaSan Antonio, TX
Lupe was one of our first-generation satellite paralegals. Before the advent of modern communications (electricity, etc.) and when TRLA's middle name was "Rural," we decided we needed a physical presence in a bunch of the counties in our 47-county service area at that time. We decided to look for professionals who were not only from the communities they served but were leaders and advocates in those communities. They would be the eyes and ears of TRLA in their communities, do intakes of new cases (all on paper forms, taking them to the regional office - Crystal City initially - for intake review), and represent clients in administrative proceedings.
Lupe Ybarra met the profile in Uvalde: MAYO, Raza Unida Party, etc. In the 1970's he was a thorn in the side of Governor Dolph Briscoe from Uvalde, the owner of one of the largest ranches in Texas. As a TRLA employee, he put in four decades of yeoman service to the poor in his part of Texas, representing literally thousands in public benefits, unemployment comp, and similar admin proceedings. One of the good guys.
He did it right. He made a difference. He will be missed.
Robert Doggett and David HallAustin, TX
Lupe was a great friend and he will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences and prayers for the family. May he rest in Peace.
Ellie GonzalezDel Rio, TX
Great advocate. He knew so much. Rest in Power.
Beto MestaEl Paso, TX
I had the privilege of working with Guadalupe on only one case, but he was an immense help and went above and beyond his duty to assist me in serving the client. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.
Tovah Pentelovitch, TX
Lupe was a treasured colleague. We will miss him.
Julie BalovichUvalde, TX
Life is the greatest gift that God has given us. Death is only a bridge towards eternal life with God. Certainly heaven is rejoicing for another soul has finally reached his true home. My Deepest Condolences
Carmen VillalpandoSan Antonio, TX