Mary Vasquez Vasquez Barksdale

November 26, 1933April 10, 2014

Mary Barksdale (1933 - 2014) . Mary Barksdale, 80, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. She was born November 26, 1933 in LaVerne, CA.

Mary was retired from YRMC where she was employed for 30 years as a Supervisor of Environmental Services. Mary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Tommy) Burrell and Stephenie Barksdale; son, Mark Barksdale; grandchildren, Cassandra (Hiram) Urquijo, Preston Burrell, John (Stephanie) Burrell; great grandchildren, Landen Urquijo and Masen Urquijo; brothers, Manuel (Delores) Cabrera and Rudy (Maggie) Cabrera.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Johnson's Mortuary, 1415 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma. A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 1815 S. 8th Avenue, Yuma. Her final resting place will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Mark Barksdale, Preston Burrell, Hiram Urquijo, Richard Duran, Richard Binder, Dave Ilizaliturri. Honorary Pallbearers: Susan Christensen. Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Anna Ochoa

April 21, 2014

With my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Please know that we are thinking and praying for your family during this most difficult time. Her big beautiful smile will live forever in my memory...

Jackie Bruno

April 19, 2014

My prayers and sympathy are with you.
Jackie Bruno

April 17, 2014

My condolences to the family of Mary Barksdale. May you find comfort by drawing close to God through prayer. (James 4:8)

Colleen Langewisch

April 17, 2014

Dear Sandy, Tommy & family, Stephenie and Mark, you had such a special mom (and grandma)- I'm sorry for your loss.

Lisa Medina

April 17, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. My prayers are with you and the whole family. God Bless

Nonie Higuera-Sario

April 16, 2014

Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.

Annabelle Hernandez

April 16, 2014

To the Duran and Barksdale families. We send our condolences for the loss of Mary. God needed her to keep her brothers company at breakfast.
Joe and Annabelle
Yuma, AZ

Albert and LINDA Villa

April 15, 2014

Sandy and family

Sorry about your Mom. You are in our prayers and thoughts. God bless you.

Sally Apostol-Hernandez

April 15, 2014


I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I pray that the memories you shared will help you through this difficult time. I will always remember her watching our games from the stands, her beautiful smile, and her big heart...

April 15, 2014

Rest in Peace Mary. You were a good lady. I remember you from many years ago when I began working at YRMC.