Killed by gun August 20, 1998, at age 20

Claudia Yanez was born on November 27, 1977. She was one of five brothers and sisters. She attended Fourth Street Elementary School and Montebello High School, in Montebello, CA. Claudia was always a bright student. While attending and after graduating from high school, Claudia was employed as a caretaker for mentally challenged children. She was patient with the children that she cared for. After leaving this employment to continue her education at Pasadena City College, she was employed at a local radio station as a receptionist.

Claudia’s hobbies included dancing, horseback riding, and listening to music. She liked to go on weekend trips with her family and ride her brother’s jet skis.

Claudia touched the lives of everyone that she surrounded herself with in a positive way. Claudia was a very charismatic, thoughtful and loving person. She always had something positive and kind to say to the people around her. She was a beautiful person inside and out. The void that her senseless death has left in the heart of her family and friends will never be filled. Life without Claudia will never be the same.

By Jesus Yanez, Father