Obituary: Rogerio (Roy) Yanez, 80

Rogerio (Roy) Yanez, age 80, was called home peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Formerly of La Feria, TX, and Chandler, AZ, during his rebel days, he spent the last two decades braving the snow and cheeseheads in Wisconsin where his daughters decided to settle. Firstborn to Rogerio and Amelia, Roy spent his youth helping his family in the fields of Arizona as a migrant worker and young adulthood in the military. Having endured Vietnam, he developed the stoic disposition that endeared him to his family. He loved his coffee, tobacco, and westerns. He did not need words to express his love for his family and his dad jokes and grandchildren brought out the light inside him every time. 

He is survived by his “viejita güerita,” Sonia; daughters, Rosalinda Martinez, Cinthia (Fernando) Luna-Saldivar, and Yasmine (Michael) Luna-Lennon; and grandchildren, Amaru, Mateo, Gabriel, and Analìa who will carry the memory of a gentle man that loved his family fiercely. The family will hold a private celebration of life.

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