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Romero, Yolanda

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July 22, 1951 - August 3, 2016

Romero, Yolanda

Yolanda Garcia Romero, born in San Benito Texas on July 22, 1951, passed away on August 7, 2016. She is survived by husband, of 44 years, Sammy Romero; son, Samuel Romero, sisters, Grace Ochoa and Blancha Garcia; and brother Felipe Garcia III. God daughters, Yvette Rose and Zuri Garcia. Yolanda is the First Hispanic Woman to receive a PHD in History from a Texas University. She taught History at North Lake College for 26  years.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.



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1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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Joseph Steven Veanueva

May 20, 2021 11:31PM

I knew "Jolly" Yolanda since high school in Lubbock, Texas. We remained friends thru the years. I learned of her passing recently. RIP my dear friend

Ted Henderson Sr

March 18, 2018 11:20AM

Sorry to just now here she was my Friend and Instructor at Northlake College

Manuel (Manny) Moncivais

September 19, 2016 10:43PM

My deepest condolences on this great loss. Searching for her online and found this. Prayers of comfort for you SAMMY and family . I live in Austin , please call me anytime.

Alwyn Barr

September 12, 2016 2:45PM

As the professor who directed Yolanda's doctoral studies I am sad to learn of her passing. She was a capable scholar and a fine instructor.

Tai Kreidler

September 07, 2016 9:34AM

It is with great sadness that we received news of Dr. Romero's passing. She was a long time member of the West Texas Historical Association, participating in numerous conferences, presenting papers, reviewing books, and providing advice and informed counsel as he pioneered then, the field of Mexican-American studies. Moreover, she was a good friend to many whom she met during her graduate student days at Texas Tech University, and later as a gracious colleague during her time as professor at Northlake College. We will miss her very much.

Michael Faubion

September 06, 2016 9:24PM

I was lucky enough to be her office mate in graduate school for 2 and a half years and taught in a class with her when we were both TAs. She was always a pleasure to work with and a dedicated instructor. I am sad to hear of her passing and know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Andres Tijerina

September 06, 2016 3:43PM

Yolanda followed me in the History Department at Texas Tech, and I always hoped that she and I would co-author a book. My hopes go with her. I can only imagine the loss that her family is feeling at her untimely passing. God bless this beautiful soul.


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Karen Collins

August 12, 2016 9:01PM

Dr. Romero was my history teacher back in the early 1990'0. I was and still am a single mother and she was so encouraging to me sharing her story about her hardships and encouraged me to stay in school. To this day, I am a school teacher and part of that is due to Dr. Romero. I am so saddened to hear of this terrible loss. My prayers go out to the family.

Jane Bell

August 06, 2016 10:21AM

I worked as a librarian with Yolanda and her history classes for the last few years. She was passionate, a great teacher, and roll model for many students. I learned so much from her. It means so much to me to have my path cross hers in this way. Condolences, thoughts, hearts, and prayers for the family.

Mary Kohls

August 06, 2016 9:57AM

I send condolences to the family and friends. Yolanda nurtured and assisted students far beyond the classroom. She loved Phi Theta Kappa and was the best advisor. As a fellow advisor, she was the role model we aspired to reach. She will be missed

Cassie Webb

August 05, 2016 8:21PM

Dr. Romero will forever be remembered for her beautiful spirit. I had the opportunity to have her as both a professor and colleague. She was always kind-hearted, humble, and available to everyone. She will always be treasured.

Eric and Jennifer Keathly

August 05, 2016 6:55PM

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife.Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

Joe Scully

August 05, 2016 6:46PM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.

Muhammad Khan

August 05, 2016 2:42PM

Met her almost daily at North Lake, cannot forget her smile. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give family the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

gabriel bach

August 05, 2016 12:43PM

...not a week in the past 10+years, Yolanda and I sharing viewpoints and opinions: she was my "office next door neighbor";we shared great presentations in Beaumont - Texas History Association- this Spring where I met her wonderful husband...PTK students were always waiting at her door for assistance and she was there for them with a smile..Will miss you!