In Loving Memory Of Yolanda Espinoza Martinez

A beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend ...

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Yolanda's family, I have set up this page in effort to help assist the family with medical, funeral and other expenses related to Yolanda's departure. I am hoping to meet this goal by the end of the week (December 19, 2011).

The sudden loss of Yolanda's life was tragic and unexpected, a birthday just two weeks away. I believe that Yolanda was an angel sent from heaven. Yolanda helped others where and when needed no questions asked. Her heart was genuine : I recall asking her once "Yolanda, why do you buy so much Avon (knowing that she rarely even used Avon)" and her response was "Ay Marcela, to help the Avon lady with her sales" : an elderly Salvadorian Avon lady trying to make ends meet by selling Avon : this is just one of many memories I have of Yolanda helping others and giving heartfelt advice.

Yolanda leaves behind her two beautiful children that meant nothing but the world to her, her mother, her adopted daughter, her brother, family and friends.

Any contribution is greatly appreciated.

With Love,


~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal~
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