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Yolanda Aguirre

August 26, 1950- December 18, 2020

  • Obituary

    Beloved Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend & confidant: Chaplain Yolanda B."Nana" Aguirre, passed away in her Warren, Mi., home on 12/18/20.

    On her last morning, she was up and about doing her chores, getting ready for breakfast. The Bible verse she chose to start her day, "For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain. Philipians 1:21" I found her, she looked like she was asleep, at the foot of her white board.

    Our beloved Nana was one of 12 children, her parents were migrant workers, she had a 3rd grade education, she taught herself to read and write.
    She was creative, loved to plan weddings, baby showers, she loved celebrating life.

    In the Fall of 1966, she was 16, married and pregnant with me, Janie. Inexplicably, her husband, Frank, they were only married a handful of weeks, shot her, attempting to murder her and the unborn baby. He turned the gun on himself, committing suicide. Everyone that was acquainted or loved Nana, knew this story.

    Last year, DNA results brought memories to light she had buried 53 years ago. Nana was raped at a party. She didn't report it. She didn't know she was pregnant when she married her boyfriend, Frank.
    How can an adult cope with rejection of this magnitude, let alone a 16 year old child?

    Unfortunately, this child grew and found herself making poor choices, using alcohol and choosing other self sabotaging behavior, But God. God had a plan for this beautiful broken little lady.

    Nana got sober. She loved to read her Bible, she read it over 50 times. She enjoyed baking! Making parties to celebrate, anything dessert was her specialty.
    She was still human, and had a stubborn, independent streak.

    She named her craft room and all creations she made, "The Bride of Christ."

    She was in good standing with, "The International Fellowship of Chaplains Inc., and Forgotten Man Ministries.

    In 2018, she had a house fire, she lost over 90% of her possessions. I personally think this was more devastating to her than she could admit.

    After our Beloved Nana passed, I was deeply grieved. I was so consumed with how "I" felt, I turned away from my siblings, I told them to grieve elsewhere. I praise God for my sister, Michelle, brothers Esteban & Cirilo. I don't know where I'd be without them, my husband, my children, & friends, I am grateful for everyone's support and prayers.

    Nana loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure. She endeared herself to all who met her. Her greatest love and desire was sharing the message of infinite hope, love, and life found in Our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    If you, reader, find yourself hurting or know of someone who needs rape resources, Please get help.
    Life is worth living and it's hard enough, without having to carry guilt or shame of being violated.

    Some unsolicited advice to; ministers, working parents, stay at home parents, Don't let your job, busyness of life, overshadow time with your family. Sometimes total strangers know us better than our own family.

    Keep in touch with loved ones.

    Join a support group, learn new coping skills.

    Tell people that matter to you, that you love them.

    Please keep my siblings, Steve, Cirilo, Michelle, and their families in your prayers. We love and miss our Mother very much.

    Happy New Year! Rejoice with us, Chaplain Yolanda B. Aguirre, is, "surrounded by God's glory, dancing around Jesus, in Awe. Speechless in His Presence."
    I Can Only Imagine.

    Surviving family-
    Children:
    Janie (Stephen) Renico
    John J (Maria) Centeno
    Esteban (Heather) Centeno
    Cirilo Quiroga
    Michelle (Jesse) Espinoza

    Grandchildren:
    Yolanda, Olivia, Dominic & Francesca.
    Rosicella & Kyle.
    Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Sparrow & Sereena.
    Martin, Madeline, Abigail, Gabriel, Michelle, Jennifer, Jesse, & James

    Greatgrand-daughters:
    Lilah.
    Beatrix.

    Surviving siblings & extended family:
    Linda
    Rudy
    Salvador

    A multitude of beloved nieces & nephews.

    Countless number of beloved friends & prayer partners, blessed by Nana's generosity of time and resources.

    Nana's favorite song:
    Back in the Furnace by Steve Camp
    Please pin, post on your Twitter, or Facebook page, in her memory.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to or contacting all or any of the following on behalf of Chaplain Yolanda B Aguirre:

    Richard Roberts School of Miracles

    Spirit of Life Ministries with Stephanie Tucker

    Focus on the Family

    Call any Police department, thank a Chaplain.

    Rape resource:
    https://www.relforcon.org/prayer-peace-after-sexual-assault

    Books:
    Holy Bible

    Forgiving My Father, Ruth Graham (daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham)

    Furnace of affliction by Horace William Jr.

    Uninvited -
    It wasn't supposed to be this way -
    by Lysa Terkurst

    Youtube:
    Stephanie Tucker Christian Codependency
    Joyce Meyer Min: How to Overcome the Pain of Losing a Loved One.
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
    Grief resources

    Movie/Documentaries:
    Lady in the Van (movie set in England)

    A rape in a Small Town. (A survivor's story)

    Beloved Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend & confidant: Chaplain Yolanda B."Nana" Aguirre, passed away in her Warren, Mi., home on 12/18/20.

    On her last morning, she was up and about doing her chores, getting ready for breakfast. The Bible verse she chose to start her day, "For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain. Philipians 1:21" I found her, she looked like she was asleep, at the foot of her white board.

    Our beloved Nana was one of 12 children, her parents were migrant workers, she had a 3rd grade education, she taught herself to read and write.
    She was creative, loved to plan weddings, baby showers, she loved celebrating life.

    In the Fall of 1966, she was 16, married and pregnant with me, Janie. Inexplicably, her husband, Frank, they were only married a handful of weeks, shot her, attempting to murder her and the unborn baby. He turned the gun on himself, committing suicide. Everyone that was acquainted or loved Nana, knew this story.

    Last year, DNA results brought memories to light she had buried 53 years ago. Nana was raped at a party. She didn't report it. She didn't know she was pregnant when she married her boyfriend, Frank.
    How can an adult cope with rejection of this magnitude, let alone a 16 year old child?

    Unfortunately, this child grew and found herself making poor choices, using alcohol and choosing other self sabotaging behavior, But God. God had a plan for this beautiful broken little lady.

    Nana got sober. She loved to read her Bible, she read it over 50 times. She enjoyed baking! Making parties to celebrate, anything dessert was her specialty.
    She was still human, and had a stubborn, independent streak.

    She named her craft room and all creations she made, "The Bride of Christ."

    She was in good standing with, "The International Fellowship of Chaplains Inc., and Forgotten Man Ministries.

    In 2018, she had a house fire, she lost over 90% of her possessions. I personally think this was more devastating to her than she could admit.

    After our Beloved Nana passed, I was deeply grieved. I was so consumed with how "I" felt, I turned away from my siblings, I told them to grieve elsewhere. I praise God for my sister, Michelle, brothers Esteban & Cirilo. I don't know where I'd be without them, my husband, my children, & friends, I am grateful for everyone's support and prayers.

    Nana loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure. She endeared herself to all who met her. Her greatest love and desire was sharing the message of infinite hope, love, and life found in Our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    If you, reader, find yourself hurting or know of someone who needs rape resources, Please get help.
    Life is worth living and it's hard enough, without having to carry guilt or shame of being violated.

    Some unsolicited advice to; ministers, working parents, stay at home parents, Don't let your job, busyness of life, overshadow time with your family. Sometimes total strangers know us better than our own family.

    Keep in touch with loved ones.

    Join a support group, learn new coping skills.

    Tell people that matter to you, that you love them.

    Please keep my siblings, Steve, Cirilo, Michelle, and their families in your prayers. We love and miss our Mother very much.

    Happy New Year! Rejoice with us, Chaplain Yolanda B. Aguirre, is, "surrounded by God's glory, dancing around Jesus, in Awe. Speechless in His Presence."
    I Can Only Imagine.

    Surviving family-
    Children:
    Janie (Stephen) Renico
    John J (Maria) Centeno
    Esteban (Heather) Centeno
    Cirilo Quiroga
    Michelle (Jesse) Espinoza

    Grandchildren:
    Yolanda, Olivia, Dominic & Francesca.
    Rosicella & Kyle.
    Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Sparrow & Sereena.
    Martin, Madeline, Abigail, Gabriel, Michelle, Jennifer, Jesse, & James

    Greatgrand-daughters:
    Lilah.
    Beatrix.

    Surviving siblings & extended family:
    Linda
    Rudy
    Salvador

    A multitude of beloved nieces & nephews.

    Countless number of beloved friends & prayer partners, blessed by Nana's generosity of time and resources.

    Nana's favorite song:
    Back in the Furnace by Steve Camp
    Please pin, post on your Twitter, or Facebook page, in her memory.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to or contacting all or any of the following on behalf of Chaplain Yolanda B Aguirre:

    Richard Roberts School of Miracles

    Spirit of Life Ministries with Stephanie Tucker

    Focus on the Family

    Call any Police department, thank a Chaplain.

    Rape resource:
    https://www.relforcon.org/prayer-peace-after-sexual-assault

    Books:
    Holy Bible

    Forgiving My Father, Ruth Graham (daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham)

    Furnace of affliction by Horace William Jr.

    Uninvited -
    It wasn't supposed to be this way -
    by Lysa Terkurst

    Youtube:
    Stephanie Tucker Christian Codependency
    Joyce Meyer Min: How to Overcome the Pain of Losing a Loved One.
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
    Grief resources

    Movie/Documentaries:
    Lady in the Van (movie set in England)

    A rape in a Small Town. (A survivor's story)

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Immediate Cremation

0 Replies to “Yolanda Aguirre”

  1. RH

    I remember the day I met Yolanda I brought her a basket of muffins to welcome her to the neighborhood! Little did I know I was giving box mix muffins to a master Baker! We talked for over an hour that day and a bond was formed then! I found out she lost everything in a fire! I told my cousin Doris about it and we brought her some dishes and things she had to help her out! Yolanda was a great neighbor she found out it was my birthday and brought me some chocolate covered strawberries she was always bring my husband and I treats! She was a caring person one day she asked if I was ok because she hadn't seen me outside my husband told her my arthritis was acting up! She came over with some brownies and asked if she could say a prayer for me! Last year for Christmas she made a beautiful doll for me! She told me she saw that I collected them and a huge box of goodies! When my cat died she sent her daughter Janie over with some treats and a gift to say she was sorry for my loss! My husband and I will miss her. I wish I would have had more time to set and talk with her over a cup of coffee! In loving memory Michaell and Rebecca Holowaty

    Rebecca Holowaty
  2. MC

    My mother was a beautiful person. She loved God and her family (at times). I will sorely miss you especially our chats on FaceTime.

    Michelle Centeno

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