Guadalupe Ybarra Jr

Guadalupe Ybarra Jr

GUADALUPE “LUPE” YBARRA, JR.

 

Lupe Ybarra, of San Antonio, passed away in Houston, TX., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.  He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War (Bien Hoa) in the U.S. Air Force as a Sentry Dog Handler.  He worked for U. S. Customs for 33 years, in which, he entered as a K-9 Handler and retired as a Senior Inspector.  He was in the U.S. Customs Security Detail in the Winter Olympics of 2002 held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Upon retirement, he entered a different stage of life that involved gathering with other Customs retirees, dining out, and socializing with friends at Bingo Wonderland.  His only regret in life was that his pet rock ran away from home years ago and was never able to find it.

Survivors include his wife, Josie Ybarra, of Houston; three children, Margaret Ybarra of Washington. D.C., Rita (Tye) Botting of Springfield, VA, Carlos Ybarra of Houston; 3 grandchildren, Kira, Conal, and Sonja Botting; his sisters, Gloria (Rosendo) Gonzales of San Antonio, TX, Alma (Bobby Maldonado) Carrillo of San Antonio, TX, Josie (Ramiro) Martinez of San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe G. Ybarra, and his mother, Oralia S. Ybarra.

A memorial service will be held in May 2012.