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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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

Lori Garcia

June 28, 2018

A contagious smile! I will always treasure our days, years, hours dancing together. Heaven has gained a beautiful spirit. Keep dancing Aurora! Rest in the Music!

Patrisia Villalobos

June 28, 2018

My dearest Josie and family,

I have no words to express my deep sorrow and condolences for your loss. You raised a wonderful, beautiful, giving young woman. Priscilla and I remember when Priscilla was dancing Folklorico and Aurora was helping her learn the dance routine with such patience and kindness. I remember when Andrea was little and she would tell Aurora, "you're not the boss of me RORA!" Aurora would just laugh.... I know she is with our Lord in heaven, watching over you all.
May God be with you and your family always my friend. You're in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.... Love, Patty and family.