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Yolanda Hennig

March 25, 1926 - July 22, 2020

Yolanda  HennigYolanda  HennigYolanda Hennig went to be with Our Lord Jesus on July 22nd, 2020.


Yolanda was born March 25,1926 into an immigrant Italian family to Alessandro Savaglio from Cosenza, Italy and Rae Conforti of Chicago, Illinois.  She married her College TA, Arnold John Hennig in Madison, WI, on June 16, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha, WI. Yolanda graduated a “Badger” from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Pharmacy degree and worked many years at Gene Lang’s Pharmacy in Boulder, CO where her family grew up.  She was a devoted spouse, mother of 4, grandmother and great grandmother.  Yolanda was a staunch traditional Catholic with exceptional pro-life, conservative values, never afraid to announce her beliefs as evidenced by her middle name Annunziata. She was very tender & loving, giving to all she met especially the little children whom she played with tirelessly. She made sure everyone was always comfortable and well fed at her house. Her love was expressed in many ways, she liked to entertain and attend parties with friends and family. She was unwavering in her commitment to her faith and family, and will be greatly missed.  Her message to all was one of faith and love.

Yolanda was preceded in death by her parents Alessandro and Rae Savaglio and survived by her brother Alessandro Savaglio Jr. DDS of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Children: Cheryl Thomas G. Beck of Longmont, Colorado, Arnella Hennig of Salem, Oregon, Steve Kim Hennig of Caldwell, Idaho, Rita Al Hilty of Camp Sherman, Oregon; Grandchildren: Shannon Haendel Hilty-Zepeda; Jennifer Hilty; Lydia Leon Rubalcava; Kacey Jarrod Crump, Lowell, Matthew and Ben Steele.
Great Grandchildren: Tyus & Layla Rubalcava; Ella & Lucy Crump; Giuseppe Aloise; Mauricio Steele, Bridger Zepeda
Funeral Service with Catholic Mass will be at St. Edwards in Keizer, Oregon followed immediately by burial at Calvery Cemetery Mt. Angel, Or. July 25th, 2020 at 10:00 AM.  Social Distancing Rules will be enforced and masks required to be worn to protect those participating. 
Thank you for your being part of Yolanda’s life and heavenly journey.  In lieu of gifts or flowers we recommend a Mass donation to a Catholic Church, Catholic Charitable Organization of your choice, and/or Willamette Valley Hospice, or Sweet Bye and Bye Care, Salem Oregon in Honor of Yolanda Hennig.   
God Bless You and Your Family & Stay Safe during these challenging times.

Cheryl, Arnella, Steve & Rita Hennig

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I wanna live my life just like You did
And make the most of my time just like You did
And I wanna make my home up in the sky
Just like You did, oh, but until I get there
Until I get there
Just save a place for me Gammy
I know your in a better place, but I sure do miss you

Even though we were thousands of miles apart, we were still close We are really missing you Gammy. You were such a great mom and grandma and always so giving.  You have left us all better people for having known you.    #betterdaystocome #AngelsWatchingOverMe

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Yolanda. 
We were so privileged to have known and have spent fun, unforgettable times with her.  We so appreciated her sweet smile and sense of humor.  She indeed was a “Grande Lady”. We will forever keep fond memories of beloved Yolanda in our hearts.
May you find comfort in the knowledge that Yolanda touched many hearts. May you find strength and peace that comes from your loving memories of her. 
You are in our thoughts and prayers, love to you.

I love you my great Auntie Yola. From your great niece Gienna Jarvis. 

Auntie Yola lit up every room she entered. She had a great smile that made you feel warm and welcomed no matter what. Her dedication and rosary making was something I will treasure every day of my life. Her commitment to the Blessed Virgin Mary still makes me smile and love Mary more and more. Auntie Yola has a special bond with Gienna one that that only the two of them would understand. Gienna loved Face-Timing with and especially the way Auntie Yola would say in a fun high pitched voice with her little Italian accent, “Gienna.”
We will never forget the many family memories when all four siblings got together. There stories would make us laugh and bring us all together. We will certainly miss Auntie Yola but we are forever grateful that she is now in perfect peace and happiness with God our Savior. 
With all our love-Sue, Rob and Gienna 

Rita, my heart goes out to you and your loved ones.  We are never the same, but memories serve to fill the holes of our healing hearts.