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1949 Gloria 2021

Gloria "Yaya" Cano

October 25, 1949 — January 12, 2021

Gloria “YaYa” Gutierrez Cano of Seguin, Texas gained her wings on January 12, 2021 at the age of 71. Gloria was born on October 25, 1949 in Pearsall, Texas to Jesus Gutierrez and Maria Trinidad Gutierrez.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Gutierrez; great-granddaughters, Angela Ruiz and Daphne Rios and the father of her children, Lorenzo Rios Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters and son, Priscilda Rios-Rodriguez (Raul) of Seguin, Mary Jane Eller (Lindsey) of Chicago, Bobby Joe Rios of Seguin, Marlene Khan of Seguin, Veronica Sassenhagen (Abel) of Round Rock; grandchildren, Michael, Laura, Stephanie, Derrick, Martin, Mariah, Larry, Dazney, Darin, Ben and Markus; great-grandchildren, Aiden,  Miley, Erick, Kamron, Elijah, Derrick and Lorenzo; brothers, Jesus Gutierrez Jr. of Pearsall, Gerardo Gutierrez, Felix Gutierrez of Kingsbury; sisters, Micaela Urdiales of San Antonio, Tina Lopez (Dan) of Kingsbury, Sylvia Lozano of Seguin as well numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended loving family and many friends.

Gloria loved family gatherings, from BBQ’s to going out dancing, playing slot machines in Las Vegas and Kinder with her sister, Sylvia. She loved and adored and was extremely proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the moon and back. Mom was famous for home cooking, especially for her potato salad and her delicious tamales. Gloria will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, no services will be held at the funeral home.

The family would like to recognize the following Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Rodriguez, Derrick Rodriguez, Darin Sassenhagen, Ben Sassenhagen, Markus Sassenhagen, Erick Rodriguez, Sonny Lozano, Aiden Rios and Bobby Joe Rios, Abel Sassenhagen, Lindsey Eller, Raul Rodriguez.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or some of Gloria’s favorite: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital USA:,  Feed The Hungry at: and lastly, to the Texas State Autism Camp at

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