OBITUARY

Joe P Ybarra

September 24, 1951December 1, 2018
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Joe P. Ybarra, age 67, of San Antonio, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2018. He was born on September 24, 1951 to the late Enemencio and Maria (Pruneda) Ybarra. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1970. He graduated from San Antonio Community College and was currently a senior at St. Mary’s University, majoring in art. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from the dental lab at the Veterans Administration Hospital after 40 years of dedicated service; where he received many letters of Merit and Accolades for his talents in dental and facial prosthetics; including special recognition for having saved several lives due to his training in CPR. He enjoyed painting and was a member of the San Antonio Art Gallery, he loved listening to music on his large vinyl collection, entertaining and barbecuing with family and friends, playing basketball and watching the San Antonio Spurs and The Dallas Cowboys, camping and spending time outdoors in nature. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. The memories of Joe will be cherished forever, he touched the lives of many and impacted everyone he knew. He is preceded in death by his sister, Julia Vela; and his brother, Esmeraldo Ybarra. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dora Alicia Ybarra, of San Antonio; children, Joe (Dawn) Anthony Ybarra, Daniel (Esmeralda) Anthony Ybarra, Jennifer Ann Ybarra, Benjamin Anthony Ybarra, all of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kennedi, Daniel, Darrien, Yazmine, Luke, Gianna, Emma, Arriela, Jadon, Troy; siblings, Jesse (Rosa) Ybarra, Celia Martinez, Enemencio (Alicia) Ybarra, Irma (Roman) Aguirre, Ramiro (Sandra) Ybarra, Augustina (Mario) Reyes; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends he considered family. Family is receiving friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; reciting the Rosary will commence at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s University, Guadalupe Chapel, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:30 am. Graveside services with Military Honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, immediately following. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests donations made in his name to: St. Mary’s University Art Department, c/o The Art Fund, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228 (https://alumni.stmarytx.edu/support/give-now/) St. Mary’s University Art Department is honoring Joe P. Ybarra, exhibiting his art December 7, 2018 through January 12, 2019, in the Academic Library. Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing Joe’s guestbook at: www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Family Receiving Friends Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Dora Ybarra

January 3, 2019

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January 3, 2019

Dolores Hernandez

December 28, 2018

I have such fond memories of my brother-in-law, Joe, too many to mention, but all good. I’ve known Joe for as long as he and my lil sister have been married. Forty-five loving years! The very first time I met him was when my sister brought him to our house so our dad could meet him. Oh boy! Was that a big mistake. Especially him being older by four years. Aiy yai yai! So whenever he’d come over to see my baby sister I had to hang around the living room just to chaperone. Making sure they didn’t sit too close, etc, etc. What a drag. Well the rest is history. Needless to say, we all got to know him better. But what I liked most about Joe was that he had a knack for making me laugh with his silly and sometimes off-color jokes. From then on I was sold because I knew if he could make a person as myself (the watcher) laugh, he was definitely going to fit into our family. Every time I’d visit my family in San Antonio I’d make time to go my sister and Joe’s home and watch our favorite football team, Dallas Cowboys, on his big screen TV. We hooted and hollered all through the game. Joe, I know you up are up there with the big guy, Tom Landry, overseeing the Cowboys game plans and steering them in the right direction. GO COWBOYS!

Joe, my brother, there are no words to describe you and the beautiful person you were inside and out. In all the years I knew you I never saw you angry or mad. Not once!! And I will never forget all the years you were there for everyone in our family and yours. Your heart was such a big and giving heart. You just wore it out hermano. But God has called you and you no longer live with pain.

Your memories will forever linger in our hearts through all the Hernandez familia, my lil sister (your wife), your children, grandchildren, the Ybarra family, and many friends.

Praying for the happy repose of your soul in Gods kingdom.

With my sisterly love and blessings,

Dolores

Tawana Watkiss

December 27, 2018

Tio

So happy to have known you throughout the many years spent visiting our big loving family. You were always smiling and easy going. Even when my parents dropped my hyper self at your house to spend time with the cousins.

Thinking of all the noise and laughter spent during countless times when family was together sharing Thanksgiving and Christmas shenanigans. You were always present with a warm presence full of love even I we were all crowding your house.

So very grateful Wyatt was able to meet you during his first thanksgiving in Texas. Jut warms my heart to know he met someone very special in my heart, my Tio Joe.

Thank you for watching over us, protecting us, and loving us.

Love you always!
Your niece, Tawana 💗

Dora Ybarra

December 23, 2018

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December 23, 2018

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Dora Ybarra

December 17, 2018

Dear Honey,
I miss you more than anything in this world. I know you are no longer in pain and I know you are in heaven and with Jesus. I want to thank you for the world of happiness you gave me and the awesome beautiful children we had. We had so much love and laughter that is in my heart ♥️ and will never be erased or forgotten. I miss your smile, your jokes, going places with you, holding your hand, and hugging you tight. I never imagined that we would be apart... It is so hard for me right now... I know you are near me, I can feel your presence. I know you will always protect me for all the days of my life... while I felt so luck to have you it seems so unfair that you left.. I will be with you someday please protect me and our children and grandchildren. With all my love and my heart, Your honey, always always and forever...Dora

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Joe and grand daughter Arriela..
Having fun at Cascade Caverns..

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My love always and forever..💋

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