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Yolanda Macias

June 6, 1948 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 73)


Yolanda Moreno Macias of Moore lost her battle with cancer on December 13, 2021. She was born on June 6, 1948, in NYC to parents Emerita Fiol-Vazquez and Julian Moreno. Being a very young mom, Yolanda went into the workforce by the age of 16 and held various positions with escalating responsibilities. Foregoing formal education, she became a trusted teacher to hundreds. Yolanda moved to Oklahoma in 1967 following her marriage to Ray Travis Vinyard Jr., her future late ex-husband. Coming to Oklahoma she would find true love and meaning in her life. Yolanda met Louis Macias at a nightclub in Oklahoma City in early 1970s, seeing a natural dancer in Yolanda, Louis introduced her into the world of dance. Together they built a legacy of dance in Macias Dance Center. In those walls, they created a community of family, and touched the lives of many, she welcomed everyone. Yolanda spent over 40 years teaching hundreds of Oklahomans how to Ballroom and Country and Western dance. She enjoyed performing and competing, as well as gardening and decorating her home and studio. As much as she enjoyed dancing, her children and grandkids have all been a part of the studio in some way, even those with two left feet. Yolanda loved traveling, her pets, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandkids every chance she could. Christmas was a big deal at Mima’s!Yolanda was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her devoted, loving husband of over 40 years, Louis Macias. Yolanda is also survived by her children Michelle Almodóvar and husband, Luis of Urbana, MD; Paul Vinyard and ex-wife Melissa of Moore; Keith Vinyard and ex-wife Pam of Moore; Steven Macias and wife Deborah of Seattle, WA; DeAnna (DeeDee) DeVore of Oklahoma City; Lisa Pillar Macias and partner Brittanie Groesbeck. 14 grandchildren: Luis Almodóvar III and wife Allison; Melissa Almodóvar and partner Janell Knotts and Jessica Almodóvar; Mercedes Campbell-Clay and husband Brandon; Courtney Awe and husband Dylan; Kirsten Vinyard; Jadon Hill; Abigail, Isabella and Keithon Vinyard; Nicole and Garrett Macias and Marek and Kamryn Groesbeck. 8 great-grandchildren: Isis, Milla, Eliza, Alexander, Xavier, Isaac, Evan, and Braylee.

“We spent 40 wonderful years together, I will miss you terribly” ~ Louie Macias


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Celebration of Life
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Chapel of Moore Funeral and Cremation
400 SE 19th Street
Moore, OK 73160

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