Yolanda Sue Larin, beloved mother and grandmother passed away in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on January 15, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Yolanda was born in Long Beach, California on February 26, 1947. She grew up in Valparaiso, Florida from a young age and attended Choctaw High School. Yolanda loved music and played in the orchestra as a teenager. She attended and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1969. This is where she met and married Carlos Larin. They moved to El Salvador in 1970 where she lived with her three children until 1980. It is in El Salvador where her lifelong passion for teaching began as a bilingual teacher teaching English at the Cultural Center in San Salvador. Amid the country’s civil war, she and her three children moved back to her hometown of Valparaiso in 1980. She continued her teaching career as an Elementary School teacher at various schools throughout Okaloosa county in her 27-year teaching career.
She was an avid hockey fan and attended many minor league hockey games in Pensacola. In her retirement years, she most enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, particularly when everyone would celebrate the holidays together at the family home. She was very fond of her two siamese cats which provided her companionship over the last two decades.
Yolanda is survived by her daughters Senta (Jeff) McAdoo and Dana (Bill) Putz; son Erick (Dacia) Larin; three grandchildren: Sean, Sophia and Amelia. Yolanda is predeceased by her parents Oscar Edwin Rymer, Vinie Mae Rymer; brother Zaruk Takali.
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