On Dec. 31, 2020, Yolanda Andrade passed away unexpectedly due to COVID-19 at the age of 74. She was born Jan. 29, 1946 in Santa Barbara to Cruz and Augustine Huerta. Yolanda was a loving Mom and Nana, a loyal friend to many and an amazing woman.
Yolanda attended Franklin Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High, and graduated from Santa Barbara High School — “Once a Don, Always a Don.” She furthered her education at Santa Barbara City College before accepting a position as a phone operator for GTE. Toward the end of her career, she worked in the offices of Zona Seca.
On a typical Saturday and Sunday, you could find her at a barbecue with her family and friends or at Dwight Murphy soccer field cheering on San Nicolas.
Our beloved sister Yolanda was preceded in death by her brother Steven Huerta, and foster sister Belen Camarillo. She is survived by her three siblings Barbara Castro, Margarita Huerta and Victor Huerta; children Jose, Alexa, Aliza, Adrian and Andrea; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services for Yolanda will be private. Plans for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.