Yvonne Marie Perry, 1927-2017
Our beloved Yvonne Marie Perry of 89 years, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2017. Yvonne was a loving, dedicated wife for 68 years, an older sister, the mother of 3 children, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. She was an incredibly beautiful person of strength, courage, integrity and compassion.
Yvonne attracted and maintained a wealth of friends, both young and old her whole life.
Yvonne was a 3rd generation Fullerton resident born December 13, 1927 at community hospital in Fullerton of her Basque mother, Mauricia Hualde Spring. She was the granddaughter of Victor Hualde and Josefa Marticorena, pioneer settlers from the Navarre region in Spain.
Yvonne was a dedicated homemaker, entertainer and gardener. She prepared delicious meals and she passed down her recipes to her children and grandchildren.
Yvonne was an active volunteer for 37 years at St. Jude Hospital. She was also a member and the president of the National Charity League, a member of the Ebell Club, the needlework guild, and a supporter of many charities. She was honored as Fullerton's Mother of the Year.
Yvonne loved to travel, especially to Hawaii. She loved swimming, sunbathing, and golfing in her Newport Beach and Palm Desert homes. Yvonne was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Hacienda Golf Club. Yvonne was also a bridge player of great skill and enjoyed many years playing with her friends socially and in bridge tournaments. She was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed attending Angel baseball games. Yvonne also loved to dance!
One of the most incredible aspects of Yvonne's character was that she only spoke positively about others. She found the good and beauty in all people and situations. She has blessed our lives through her example and left us with only positive memories.
Her spirit lives on through her husband Alan Perry, brother John Spring, children Michael and Steven, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Family and friends deeply miss this genuinely wonderful person who brought endless light and happiness to all of us who are better because we knew her.
Services are pending and will be announced.
Published in Orange County Register on May 9, 2017.