Yolanda Pepita Duncan

On Feb. 29, 2024, our amazing sister, Tia, niece, cousin, friend, Yolanda Duncan, has joined her beloved son, Tomas, in heaven. Yolanda was born on Sept. 29, 1957, in Alamosa, Colo., to Amadeo and Pepita Martinez.

Yolanda was a force of nature, the life of the party, she was a friend to all, with a personality bigger than life. Tia Yoli loved children and all children loved her. She loved her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews more than life itself. She greeted each friend or stranger with a smile and a story and if there were children around, she took off to play with them.

Yolanda married the love of her life, Dave and together they built a thriving business, San Luis Valley Title. They traveled the world together and had many wonderful adventures.

Yolanda is survived by her siblings, Fernando Martinez, Bernadette Lucero (Ron) and Roberta Martinez. Her Nieces and Nephews, Elina Martinez, Ronnie Lucero (Amber), Christina Lucero (Eddie), Avelina Martinez, Marcelo Martinez (Nancy), Carlos Martinez, Rafael Martinez (Luci), Ismael Sandoval (Nicole), Andrew Sandoval (Desiree) special niece, Charlie Valencia, and her great nieces and nephews Gabriel, Dominik, Isiah, Victoria, Ricardo, Adela, Angelo, Liana, Emilio, Amelia, Enrique, Valeria, Aziel, Priscilla, Liliana, Arryn, James and Luke.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tomas Mondragon, husband David Duncan, her parents Amadeo and Pepita Martinez, her brother, Lorenzo Martinez, niece, Little Pepita Martinez, nephew, Little Emanuel Martinez, her sister-in-law, Priscilla Martinez, nephew, Luis Sandoval and numerous family members

Rosary will be held on Friday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa, Colo. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa, Colo., on Saturday March 16, beginning with a Eulogy at 10:45 a.m. and Mass will start at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the Parish Hall next to the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa, Colo.