Mary Yolanda Plascencia
April 27, 1945 – March 10, 2020
Mary Yolanda “Yollie” Plascencia, April 27, 1945 – March 10, 2020 Born in Bakersfield, California, Mary Yolanda “Yollie” Plascencia, lived the majority of her life in Delano, California. She grew up in the loving home of her parents, Ramon and Gregoria Fierro Plascencia, along with her brother, Raul, and sister, Norma Cervantes.
She succumbed to complications of advanced ovarian cancer that was discovered only eight days before her death. In her 74 years, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. As an animal lover, there was never a stray cat or dog that was not being nurtured by her. Yollie’s favorite past-times include watching episodes of “I Love Lucy” and “Gilligan’s Island.” She also enjoyed shopping and eating out at new restaurants in town, her “go-tos” always being chow mein, meatloaf or tacos.
Yollie faced numerous health challenges since infancy, but faced them with an indomitable spirit. Although she only had the use of her right hand, she enjoyed the challenges of mastering her penmanship, completing jig-saw puzzles, and practicing needlepoint.
She is preceded in death by her parents (39 and 9 years ago, respectively), as well as her brother and sister (27 and 12 years ago), previously mentioned.
Mourning her loss are her nieces and nephews, Denise Romero, Eric and Garey Placencia, Andrea Cervantes, and Roberto Plascencia Cervantes. She is also survived by her aunts Margaret Pinal, Ruth Rodriguez, Jennie Munoz, and uncles Frank and Joe Jimenez, as well as numerous cousins in Bakersfield, Omaha, Nebraska, and Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. She also leaves her in-laws Eleanor Placencia, and Robert Cervantes.
The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care she received from Lea Vicio and staff at Vicio Care Home in Elk Grove for the past 11 years. She was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.delanomortuary.com for the Plascencia family. Services entrusted to Delano Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial provider.
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