Yolanda Sauceda passed away on October 30, 2019 and is now in the hands of God in heaven. She was born to Manuel and Margaret Rodriguez, in Toppenish, WA on November 1, 1958. She attended Toppenish schools and graduated from a Business College in Yakima.
Yolanda worked at a local head start for her entire working career. She thoroughly loved her job working with children and their families and shared a very close bond with her coworkers. She was an important member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church community in Toppenish that would be her lifelong support from an early age. She regularly attended mass and carried out the Lord’s work by teaching Catechism and Quinceanera classes.
She enjoyed celebrating life, shopping and spending quality time with family and friends. She was a natural host, always thinking of others before herself. Yolanda had a contagious smile that could light up an entire room. She was always happy and kind whether you knew her for a moment or a lifetime. She left a lasting impression on everyone she touched and was a true gift to all that knew her. She was unforgettable and we are all better for having known her.
Yolanda was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her lifelong love and best friend, Raul Sauceda, on June 5, 1982 in Toppenish, WA. They raised their three children (Angelica, Maria and Raul Jr.) with patience, discipline and faith. She taught them the importance of family, the benefits of being kind and forgiving and how to serve and follow the Lord. She became a grandmother in 2018 and cherished every moment spent with her granddaughter Naya.
Yolanda is survived by her husband of 37 years, Raul Sauceda, her daughter Maria Sauceda, her son Raul Sauceda Jr, her daughter Angelica Maria Clark, son-in-law Christopher Clark and granddaughter Naya Ines Clark; she is also survived by her father Manual Rodriguez, siblings Elida, Mary, Lucy and Manuel and the Sauceda family. She is preceded in death by her mother Margaret Rodriguez and her father-in-law, Luis Sauceda and mother-in-law Maria Ines Sauceda.
Yolanda passed away at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA early Wednesday morning. She went peacefully in the arms of her family. An immense thank you to the staff at Swedish Hospital for their compassionate care.
Viewing will be on Monday, November 4th at 5:30 pm at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish, WA followed immediately by the Rosary. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, November 5th at 10 am at St. Aloysius in Toppenish with graveside service to follow at Elmwood cemetery in Toppenish.