Yolanda Louise Bauchman Wood Marquez de la Plata entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2009 at the age of 61. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 10, 1948 to Charles and Elizabeth Bauchman. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1966 and attended San Antonio College where she earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. She became a Certified Medical Assistant Administrative in 1971. She worked in the medical field for 18 years in administrative and clinical positions and in 1987 opened her own business, Stat Medical Transcription. She especially enjoyed her work in campus ministry at St. Anthony's Catholic High School and in 2004-2005 received the "Leadership Service Award" presented by the Archdiocese of San Antonio Federation of Catholic Parent Teacher Clubs. She helped support her husband's stained glass projects that were donated to various fundraisers for Providence High School and the Michael G. Twist Scholarships. In her free time she enjoyed reading, gardening and genealogy research. She is preceded in death by her ex-husband of 11 years, Chester B. Wood, III. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, David P. Marquez de la Plata; brothers, Charles W. Bauchman and wife, Lori and John Bauchman; sister, Brenda Treiber and husband, Ralph; children, Charles Bryan Wood, Christopher Wayne Wood and wife, Jami, Chester B. Wood, IV and wife, Crystal, Tamara Ann Schmedding and husband, Stephen, Monica Marie Marquez de la Plata and David Albert Marquez de la Plata; grandsons, Joshua Alexander Wood, Justin Michael Wood, Colten Daniel Wood, Evan Wayne Wood, Shane Andrew Wood, Cade Tyler Wood, and Cody Alexander Schmedding; granddaughters, Kristin Marina Wood and Madison Emily Jean Wood; nieces, Sydney Helen Bauchman, Theresa Caldwell, Elizabeth Kerl; nephews, Ryan Charles Bauchman and Anthony Treiber and numerous friends and loved ones. The family wishes to thank Gregory Guzley, M.D., Mark C. Rittenhouse, M.D., the nurses and staff at Cancer Care Centers of South Texas, and Vista Care Hospice staff and nurses. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2009 at St. Luke's Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, which is located at 4603 Manitou Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78228. Interment will follow at Comfort Cemetery in Comfort, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Sarcoma Foundation of America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Dave, I was very sorry to hear about Yolanda. She was a very special lady to alot of people. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dan Leija

  2. Dear Family, We are so sad to hear about Yolanda’s passing. She was a very sweet friend that made a part of our life better because we knew her. Our love and sympathy go out to all of you. And our prayers and thoughts will be for her as well as they are for David and her children and grandchildren. With sympathy and Love, David and Diane Keller

  3. Dear David and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When I met Yolanda over 36 years ago, we became immediate friends. She was always a positive person and a joy to be around. I will always remember her sweet smile. Love to all, Sylvia

  4. David and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Yolanda was very special to our family from the first day I met her at St. Lukes-taking the boys to school. She never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand even to those she did not know. I always think of her when I read the Sunday comics. Her household reminded me of THE FAMILY CIRCUS- with Yolanda in the middle of all the chaos, cool as a cucumber.

  5. David, You and the children are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember that you now have a new saint in heaven who will always be there for you. St. Yolanda Marquez De La Plata will always love you and will help you and the children in these difficult times. Her love will be eternal. Pray to her and she will intercede for you.

  6. I am very sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved one. We all yearn for the time when death will be swallowed up forever. We also yearn to see our loved ones again. Jesus promised, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” -John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29. Read also Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8.

  7. Dear Monica, I’m am so sorry to hear about the lose of your mother. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I found out by way of Ms. Bristol here at Providence. May you be consoled by the gift of the Holy Spirit. I remember your wonderful gift of music and I hope that you continue to share your gift with others. Stop by for a visit. God Bless. Ms. Bir

  8. I did not have the pleasure of meeting her.. rest in peace.. my condolonces to ner family…. She was my age…. too young…

    Alba Marquez de la Plata 1900 Waterwood Dr Arlington, Texas 76012

    817 303 4341

  9. She was the most loving and wonderful woman I will ever know. I love you and miss you mama. Almost one year and it seems like yesterday when i saw your big beautiful smile. Sweet dreams lady <3

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