Aurora Isabel Vasquez

October 8, 1982June 20, 2018
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Aurora Isabel Vasquez, age 35, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. She was born on October 8, 1982 in El Paso, TX. Aurora attended Bel Air High School and the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating with a degree in Education. She was a teacher for the State of Texas for over 10 years, earning Teacher of the Year in 2014 and 2017. As a dedicated member of the performing arts, Aurora danced with groups including Grupo Folklorico Valle Del Sol, Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte, and Viva El Paso. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends; offering compassion, friendship, and comfort. Her smile would light up a room, her energy was brilliant, and her laughter was contagious. Everyone who knew Aurora, loved her. She is survived by her fiancé, Samuel Acosta; sister, Andrea Vasquez; father, Victor Vasquez; mother, Josefina Vasquez-Ochoa; step-father, Jose Ochoa; grandmother, Celia Vasquez; loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services entrusted to Martin East 915-855-8881


  • Victor Manuel Vasquez, Father
  • Josefina Vasquez-Ochoa, Mother
  • Jose Ochoa, Stepfather
  • Andrea Vasquez, Sister
  • Samuel Acosta, Fiance
  • Celia Vasquez, Grandmother


  • Liturgical Service Sunday, July 1, 2018

Aurora Isabel Vasquez

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Lizet Rodriguez

August 6, 2018

Her smile was the ray of sunshine that made learning more than just books. I remember vividly the last time I ever saw her, walking by her classroom thinking "ohhh, she's probably busy" I beat myself everyday thinking how I could have said so much to her. She was my fifth grade teacher, one of the toughest years of my life and she gave me the courage to go on perceiving college as less of a dream and more of a ambition. She constantly made learning fun in our classroom, after I left my brother had the opportunity to have her as a teacher and she would constantly ask me how I was doing in school and I felt so proud to show her I had only improved. She taught me that hard work leads to success and I've lived by that ever since that moment. I didn't know her personally but when I heard she died it hit me hard, just knowing that someone who impacted me was no longer there was difficult to process. I'm writing this because I found myself feeling so guilty for so many things, I felt that I could have done something and as the school year is nearing it's gonna be difficult knowing she won't be in her classroom with her favorite mug and her iconic bun she would always wear. She's the teacher behind so many successful stories if she affected me this much, I have no idea the souls her warmth reached. Again my condolences to her family

Roger&Pam Gutierrez

July 23, 2018

We haven't been able to process the passing of our AMAZING friend Aurora since then there has not been one day where i dont think about her and get a lump in my throat just by thinking of her so when we found out what had happened i was in denial i think we all were. i my self didn't want to believe it i remember calling her several times hoping and praying that she would answer and id hear her happy voice say ( hey girly how are you what have you been up to how are the kidos) there was never one day where she wouldn't greet you with a smile and a hug you could just feel her light and her love instantly because thats just who she was. unfortunately we were notified to late and we couldn't say our goodbyes or pay our respects to her family. But we would like to thank Aurora for giving us such a great privilege of being a part of her life she filled our lives with sunshine and became so precious to our family she had a positive impact on the lives of our kids my self and roger and we remember each and every moment that we spent with her and her sister Andy and those are moments that will stay with us for ever. And i wish we could of had more time with her because it was always such a joy being around her and our kids loved her and saw her as family to them she was auntie Rora and always will be. God gave us the opportunity to know one of his beautiful angels and i thank him for that.
My dear frieand Aurora we love you so so so so much and words can not describe the immense pain and sadness that we feel to know we wont see you no longer but you live for ever in our minds and our hearts thank you for being so amazing and just simply being part of our lives and i know that god has you in his grace and may you're beautiful soul rest in peace. We love you for ever RORA.

Linda Whitener

July 1, 2018

Our pilgrimage to Italy was a once in a lifetime opportunity! Both Steve and I were so blessed to have you accompany us. You were a beautiful and spiritual being. Thank you so much for all the help with my lost ring. I had a chance to meet your "Sam" and thanked him personally for all his help. We were all so much closer when we returned! You have once again taught us a great lesson--never assume that there is always "later"! We will miss you and your beautiful smile! Sing with the angels and keep watch over us, especially your aunt, Margarita.

Gabe and Shauna Mendoza

July 1, 2018

Aurora, if anyone were to look up the word beautiful, they would would find a picture of you. You were so beautiful, not just on the outside, but the inside as well. Your presence in our lives is unforgettable. You were always a ray of sunshine to us. From your smile to your ability to talk about anything at anytime. Thank you for being in ours lives and being part of our family.
Josie, you have always been such an inspiration of what a strong, caring, and loving mother should be. You should be so proud of what you have achieved with your daughters. We are so sorry for your loss and hope you know how much we love you and family. In Gods name, Amen.

Debbie Acosta

June 30, 2018

Oh how we are going to miss you. You were such an amazing woman you had a wonderful loving spirit. Thank you for loving my brother and making him so happy. You came into our family and we loved every moment we spent with you. Wish we could of had many more years with you. We will always remember that beautiful smile 😃. Love you 😘 always sister!

Serkan Bulut

June 29, 2018

We will never forget the last time we spent with you, sharing hot dogs and getting rained on at the baseball game, then sitting on our living room floor drinking Turkish tea and eating pistachios. We were just getting to know you....but we already loved you. Your kind, soft-hearted, joyful spirit will continue on in the loved ones you leave behind. And we will see your beautiful smile again one day, over a cup of tea. Always in our thoughts - Allison, and your Turkish brother, Serkan.

Leslie Lopez

June 29, 2018

A beautiful and loving soul that will never be forgotten. Your contagious smile and warm hugs. Heaven has gained an angel you will never be forgotten. Continue dancing on the golden streets of heaven.

Joe Torres

June 28, 2018

Aurora, I only had the pleasure of meeting you a couple of times. But through the words of Andrea, it feels like I've gotten to know all about you. Andrea would always speak highly of you. She loves and admires you so much. You were such a mentor to her and I enjoyed hearing about your kindness and all you have done for not just her, but for everyone! I'll always remember having Peter Piper Pizza with you the first time I met you. I was really nervous and just hoping you would like me. I was relieved when Andrea told me you thought I was a great person. Thank you for that! May you rest peacefully in God's paradise and watch over your loved ones.

My condolences goes out to your family, fiance and friends. May God bring you all strength and comfort in Aurora's memory during this difficult time. You all are in my prayers.

Alison Welch

June 28, 2018

Whenever my friend, Esther, invites me to her family gatherings, I am delighted. No matter how I feel that day or week, an invitation to be with her and her family brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart. Aurora is a true reflection of this love and joy. At the end of a bridal shower at Esther's, all the girls took their shoes off and sat at the edge of the swimming pool in their pretty party frocks. Even though I could not hear the conversation with its reminiscing and reflective laughter, I could feel the love and joy of life. May we always remember these moments as our hearts ache for Aurora's presence. May her spirit comfort you always. Alison

Ana Acuna

June 28, 2018


Orie always speaks highly of everyone in your family and Aurora isn't the exception. I've heard nothing short of wonderful about your daughter! I send my deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time and wish you find peace knowing she is now a beautiful angel in Heaven. May love and understanding help you find a way through this grief.

-The Acuna Family