Fernando “Yogi” Tommy Ybarra, 75, of Baytown, Texas, peacefully passed away on December 22, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Fernando, better known as Yogi, was born on October 23, 1944 in Baytown, Texas to parents Gabriel Ybarra and Jessie Olachia Ybarra. He worked for DuPont for 35 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Yogi enjoyed the simple things of life. He enjoyed the comfort of his home and loved hosting barbecues where he was especially famous for his ribs. He also enjoyed kicking his feet up and watching a good western movie. If the gun fire didn’t sound like it was right next to you, it wasn’t loud enough. He loved watching a good Tennessee Titans game as well as baseball. When his children were smaller, he gladly coached their baseball teams, along with his brother, Frank. Yogi also enjoyed a good scratch off. If you asked him what he wanted for his birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day his answer was always the same, a scratch off. He was a man that enjoyed testing his luck so it’s no surprise he loved taking trips to the casino with his family. He also loved fishing, saltwater or freshwater. Yogi will be dearly missed by all that knew him, but the memories shared with him and the love given by him will always be cherished.
Yogi was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gus Ybarra; and brother, Frank Ybarra.
Those left cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Patricia Hebert Ybarra; sons, Michael Joe Ybarra, and wife, Luz, Nando Ybarra Jr., and Shawn Johnson; Daughters, Cindy Ybarra, Tricia Maynard, and Amy Ybarra; grandchildren, Jessica, Robert, Samuel, Savannah, Christian, Shawn, Jo Joe, Jay, and Jazlynn; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Eva Flores and husband, Pete; brothers, Gabriel Ybarra, and Benjamin Ybarra; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends.
Yogi’s visitation will be Friday, December 27 from 5 to 8 PM in the chapel of Crespo & Jirrels funeral home. The rosary will begin at 6:30 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 12 pm at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church. Immediately following the mass will be the burial at Cedarcrest cemetery.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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