HENRY “KIKE” C. YBARRA, SR., 81, a life-long resident of San Marcos, Texas, passed away April 30, 2010. He was born October 21, 1928, in San Marcos, to Alfredo M. and Epemenia (Cisneros) Ybarra. Henry worked as a truck driver for the Hughson Meat Company for forty-three years. He also worked as a butcher in several meat markets throughout the area. Henry loved dancing and music from an early age. Dancing was something he really enjoyed until his health failed him. His greatest love in life was his family and having them around him. Henry lived his last years at Hays Nursing Center, where he was very active in the various activities provided there. He was very lucky at bingo and dominoes. Henry was the reigning champion of the Dominoes Tournaments and the Wheelchair races held during the Senior Olympics which are held periodically and attended by local and surrounding nursing homes.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Fred C. Ybarra and Roy C. Ybarra, the mother of his children Mary V. Ybarra, his second wife Pauline Mendoza, his infant daughter Joann Ybarra, and his grandson SSgt. Henry Ybarra, III. He is survived by his sons Hank Ybarra, Jr., and his wife Jerri of Arkansas, Ernest Ybarra, Sr., and his wife Teresa of San Antonio, David R. Ybarra, Sr., and his wife Mary of San Marcos; daughter Patricia A. Garza of Cibolo; grandchildren Michael Ramirez, Evette Ybarra, Anthony Ybarra, Ernest Ybarra, Jr., David Lee Ybarra, Christine Mendez, and Hillary Casiano. He is also survived by twenty-six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and his sisters Berta Y. Pinales and Adelina Y. Valdez, numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives, and many friends. A Rosary Service was held Monday, May 3, 2010, at Thomason Funeral Home, and the Funeral Service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in the Chapel of Thomason Funeral Home. Burial followed at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Pallbearers were Michael Ramirez, Evette Ybarra, Anthony Ybarra, Ernest Ybarra, Jr., David Lee Ybarra, and Hillary Casiano. Honorary Pallbearers were Tony Ayala, Ruben Ybarra, and Alfonso Salas. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff at Hays Nursing Center for the care and support they gave Henry. For more information or to sign the guest-book, please visit our website at www.thomasonfunealhome.com. Funeral Arrangements by Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas. (512) 396-2300.