Yolanda Viera

Yolanda Viera, 73 of Waco, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at a local nursing home.

Funeral Service: 2:30 PM Monday, January 14, 2019 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Yolanda was born July 8, 1945 in Mexico to Pablo and Antonia Garza Saldana. She married Raymond Viera July 20, 1974 in Waco, and she worked at the Owens Illinois glass plant for 12 years. Yolanda enjoyed gardening and sewing, and was a good cook. She could build anything, and was an all around “handyman.” Yolanda was an adopted Mom or Nana to numerous children, and loved them all like her own. She was devoted to and loved God, and her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Raymond; children Elizabeth Leann Duett and husband Johnny, Alex Saldana and wife Valerie, and Renea Gaskill and husband Matthew.; sister Archie Puente; grandchildren Cristin Henry and husband Joshua, Rylie Tabor and husband Justin, Morgan Gray and Gabriel Saldana; great-grandchildren McKenzie and Madison Henry, and Logan and Lucas Tabor; step-daughters Tina Villarreal and Patricia Duplantier; and 9 step grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be Alex Saldana, Gabriel Saldana, Matthew Gaskill, Johnny Duett, Joshua Henry, Justin Tabor, and Carter Gaskill

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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Condolence Messages

  1. (Mrs.) Sheila F Dlouhy :

    My deepest condolences and love go to you “Little Ray” and to your family at the passing of your beloved Yolanda.
    My thoughts are with you and my prayers 🙏 are with Yolanda. May she rest in Peace.
    Love, Aunt Sheila

  2. Calvin and Seraphine Kolar :

    Dear Alex, Valerie and Gabriel,
    We hope that the good times you spent together with your mother will strengthen you during your time of sorrow. Love and prayers, Uncle Calvin and Aunt Seraphine

  3. Thank you Aunt Shelia Its been hard but she’s in a better place with my grandparents and God. He takes his angels first. I know you know the pain daddy is feeling but we appreciate the love and support.

  4. My deepest condolences to the family. May God’s future promises at John 5:28,29 of an earthly resurrection and Revelation 21:3,4 of no more suffering or death bring you comfort. Until that time comes, God assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

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