Yolanda P. Bryand

Yolanda P. Bryand, a longtime resident of Kenedy, Texas passed away, Saturday, January 19, 2013, surrounded by her family at 2:03 A.M., at her residence in Kenedy, Texas, at the age of 59 years, 10 months and 28 days.

Yolanda was born, February, 22, 1953, in, Pawnee, Texas, the daughter of Crispin Lopez Portillo and Urbana Sinfuentes Portillo.  On December 26, 1970, Yolanda married Vidal Bryand in Yorktown, Texas. After their wedding, Yolanda and Vidal moved to Houston, Texas where they spent 25 years and then in 1995 moved back to Kenedy, Texas. She was a devoted housewife and mother and loved to quilt and cook for her family. She was an active member of the Elim Pentecostal Church in Karnes City, Texas, where she shared her faith with her family.

Yolanda is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Vidal Bryand; her daughters, Rebecca Bryand, Yolanda Leos and husband Adan and Lisa De Los Santos and husband Pas. Anthony all of Kenedy; her son, Robert James Bryand and wife Yolanda of Houston, Texas; her nine loving grandchildren; her sister, Aurora Duenes of Austin, Texas and her brothers, Crispin Portillo and Jesse Portillo both of Houston, Texas. Mrs. Bryand is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rosa Portillo.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, January 20, 2013, in the Elim Pentecostal Church, Karnes City, Texas. A prayer service will begin Sunday at 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held, Monday, January 21, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in the Elim Pentecostal Church with Pastor Anthony De Los Santos officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be , Robert James Bryand, Robert James Bryand, Jr., Nathaniel De Los Santos, Chris Bryand, Adan Leos and Jimmy Beltran.