Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home

4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT


Yvonne R Marquez

August 9, 1937March 14, 2020

Our beautiful, kind and gentle Mother passed from this life on March 14, 2020. Although she fought so hard to stay, we take comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering and she has been reunited with her 3 children. Yvonne was born on August 9, 1937 in Chama, New Mexico to Conrado Cruz and Margaret Abeyta Cruz. She graduated from Ignacio High. After high school, she married Victor P. Marquez and together they had 6 children, although they later divorced, they remained friends.

Yvonne enjoyed many years working at Salt Lake Community Action Program as a social worker. She developed long lasting friendships with many of her co-workers and loved helping people that were less fortunate and would give her last dollar or provide a meal to anyone in need. Yvonne’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends, and spoiling them with her famous homemade green chile and tortillas.

Yvonne was an active lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church in Magna. She sang in the Spanish choir, served on the spaghetti dinner committee, and led church beautification efforts along with many other ministries.

Yvonne is survived by: her children Paul, Mary and Roland; her siblings David Cruz (Martha), Sophie Romero, and Kathy McCoy (John); 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends too numerous to mention. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Margie Guerrero; sons, Victor & Conrad Marquez; sister, Diane Gonzales; Sister-in-law, Betty Cruz; and brothers-in-law, Luciano Gonzales & Gilbert Romero.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 21st at Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church. Due to the unfortunate circumstances with COVID-19, coronavirus, Mass is by invitation only. Family and close friends can attend the viewing at Valley View Memorial on Friday, March 20th from 6-8 pm.

There are no words to express the loss and emptiness we feel in losing the matriarch of our family. She was the most selfless, loving and caring mother and she was the glue that kept our family together. We will forever feel a void in our lives and look forward to our reunion in heaven when our family will be reunited once again. Rest in peace our sweet mama.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to our Mother’s beloved Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Building Fund.


  • Viewing Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Mary Marquez

March 30, 2020

My beautiful Angel Mama,

Life will never be the same without your love, support and guidance. I take comfort knowing you are with your children and all of your loved ones you missed so much. More importantly, I know you are in the hands of God. You were an angel here on earth. I will do my best to emulate all of the good qualities you taught me.

Please visit me when you can. I'm heartbroken and need to know you are close. I love you my angel Mama.

Mikayla Allred

March 26, 2020

She was the most amazing lady I have ever met. Being her nurse was amazing and creating the strong relationship with her was just a bonus! Every time I go to the dollar store and spend $80 I think of her. I am so sorry for the the families loss but am glad she is reunited with her children and is not suffering anymore! Thank you Yvonne and your family for letting me take care of you and being such amazing people !

Michelle Rea

March 24, 2020

Yvonne was a sweetheart. She was always so kind to me and my family and that I will always be thankful for. My heart goes out to all of her children, grandchildren and extended family. I hope it brings you all comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering and is now with Conrad, Vic, Margie and our Savior. She will be dearly missed.

Sending prayer, love and peace to you all.


Michelle Mondragon Rasmussen Rea

verlene del porto

March 21, 2020

I have known Yvonne and her family since she first moved to Magna and rented from my Grandma Nicolo, what a brave and wonderful person she has been for her lifetime. I will miss you my friend, go with God to your loved ones in Heaven, love to your whole family you are the Rock for all of us

Lee, Maria, Elias Cruz

March 19, 2020

Sometimes you meet people who just touch your heart and who you connect to immediately. You taught us how to love, care and respect people. You welcomed us into your home and made us feel like we were at home. We are going to miss our weekend visits and our text messages. We are going to miss you most of all!!
We love you Aunt Fannie!!♥️♥️

Lee, Maria, and Elias- “Lil Lee”

Gertrude Barela

March 19, 2020

I remember Yvonne‘s unconditional love and inspiring words. She told me that I was s her Spanish singer. “Tu y las nuebes me van a matar!” Yvonne’s heart was pure and full of love. Rest In Peace my beautiful Queen! Love you more. Gertrude Anita and Dan

Christina Nichole Holsten

March 19, 2020

Our deepest condolences from Tina (Archuleta)Holsten & family.

Yvonne you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace♡. You were such a sweet, kind, person with lots of love to share. We loved seeing you when we got a chance and conversating . You always asked how our family was and always asked about my mother, Tina, how she was doing everytime. Much love to you and your family♡

♡ Nichole/Erick & Family
♡ Tina/Kevin & Family

Michelle Burnham

March 18, 2020

Mary, Words cannot begin to express how saddened I am by your mama’s passing. Your relationship with your mom has ALWays been something I have looked up to and admired. Your mama loved her children equally and without apology through it all. With all life has thrown at her she has handled it with beauty and grace. What a beautiful person she was and I will forever be grateful to have her in my life. I hope knowing she’s with Vic, Margie, and Conrad brings you some comfort. We love you. Michelle and Bryan

Janice Chacon

March 18, 2020

I will never forget how sweet you have been to me. And how you always would hold my hand when we talked..

I will miss you dearly...

UNTIL I see you again...


john mccoy

March 17, 2020

I will truly miss this beautiful lady.....
she called me Johnnie Be Good/Mr. White. God bless you my sister