Yvonne Marie Aguillard Bart, 93, was born on May 2, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the third child, and first girl born to Joseph Elvin Aguillard and Antoinette Marie Andrews Aguillard. She was one of 13 children, and helped out with the care of her younger siblings. She was a devoted mother of four, always loving and supportive, and an amazing and selfless grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She also shared a close relationship with some of her many nieces and nephew wos.
She was such a comforting and loving caregiver. If you were sick or recovering from a surgery or procedure, she was the one that you would want to care for you. She reveled in taking care of others, and made sure that they had everything that she could provide to make them comfortable. She played "nurse" to the sick grandchildren while their parents worked, and it was her pleasure to do it.
She loved all the holidays, but Christmas was her favorite holiday of all. She started the family tradition of getting new pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve. Not only did she make the house festive, but she would place a speaker in the window to share her favorite Christmas albums, yes that's right vinyl music, with her neighbors. They would always make it a point to stop close enough to hear. She would always have nuts and fruit in fancy bowls available to eat while waiting for the delicious meal and amazing gumbo that she cooked. She always made sure no one would go hungry, and not only at holiday time.
Speaking of cooking, she was an excellent creole cook. She always put so much time and love into the dishes that she made. Always reminding us not to take shortcuts while cooking. Her crawfish bisque, gumbo, eggplant parmesan, and stuffed bell peppers were unrivaled. Everything she made was amazing.
She also had a talent for sewing. She was a self-taught seamstress who worked in a factory. She would design and sew dresses and outfits for her daughters and nieces. She would even sew colored lace on ankle socks when she couldn't find socks in the stores to match their Easter dresses. She had such an eye for fashion, and would never step out of the house without looking her absolute best. She ironed EVERYTHING! You couldn't catch her in anything that was wrinkled. She would call it "rough dry". Even her nightwear had to be wrinkle free. Of course, this fashionista loved to shop. She was always on the hunt for a good bargain.
She loved to travel, and didn't mind taking long road trips in the car. She and her family took numerous trips to New Orleans, to visit family members. She also loved going to casinos where she would play on the "One armed bandits". This is how she referred to the slot machines, and when she won, she would share her winnings with others. She was such a giving person, and had a heart of gold.
Well done, Yvonne Marie, Vonnie Sue, Graham Cracker, GG, on a life well lived. You were deeply loved, and will be dearly missed. You loved us all unconditionally, was a role model to many, was so caring, supportive, and you were a great friend. We will remember you that way and how much your presence touched our lives.
A visitation will be on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4-8 pm in Grimes-Akes Family's "Grace Chapel" Corona, California.
Funeral Service Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10 Am in St Catherin of Alexandria Catholic Church, Riverside. California
Graveside Service in Riverside National Cemetery Following funeral.
Arranagements entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, California.
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