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Angelique Rae Yeley

June 15, 1971 — June 18, 2023

Porter, Texas

Angelique Rae Yeley

Angelique Rae Yeley passed into eternal peace and glory and into the arms of her Father in Heaven and her father, Ray, on Fathers’ Day, June 18, 2023. Angel was born June 15, 1971, to Ray and Janet Binney in Las Vegas, Nevada. At age three, she won the Miss Union Plaza competition, which was only the first-time others recognized her natural beauty and vivacious spirit.  The family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and then settled in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where Angel graduated proudly from Choctawhatchee High School in 1989. It was at her parents’ restaurant, C.R. Bottoms, that Angel met the love of her life while serving Air Force Sergeant David Yeley. When the family moved back to Las Vegas, David moved with them, and they worked at the Luxor Hotel & Casino while Angel pursued her degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). It was on Angel’s 22nd birthday that the family suffered the devasting and sudden loss of Ray, who had already deemed David worthy of his daughter. Angel and David married on September 27, 1996, and that Sacrament of Marriage was lived fully for 26 years. The family moved to Prescott, Arizona, where Angel worked as VP of Residential Lending at Desert Hills Bank.

In 2013, their lives forever changed when Angel was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. To say that Angel was a warrior is an understatement. She survived radical, aggressive surgery, and then pushed through countless rounds of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, sepsis, and clinical trials; all with David and her mom by her side. During that time, Angel received treatment under the care of Dr. Moore at Oklahoma University (OU) Health Stephenson Cancer Center. When she developed leukemia, they moved again to Houston, Texas, for treatment at MD Anderson. Through it all, Angel kept herself busy painting beautiful ceramics and making jewelry. More importantly, she was a constant influence and presence to her beloved nieces’ and nephews’ lives. She remained a true inspiration to her family and friends, never forgetting to celebrate birthdays, buying special gifts for others, and pouring her energy into planning her high school reunion. Angel was incredibly thoughtful, generous, and loving. Her spirit touched so many people across the country, who lifted her up in prayer.

Angel wanted a miracle, and miracles happened all around her, even leading an atheist to open their mind and heart to God. Upon discovering her family’s genetic marker for ovarian cancer, she urged her stepbrothers and nieces to get tested in the hopes of early detection and treatment. She left this earth peacefully with David and Janet holding her hands. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her stepbrother, Steve, and brother-in-law, Butch. Angelique leaves behind her devoted husband and mother, as well as her fur babies, Stormi and Vayle; her half-brothers, Brian (Laura), Mike (Michelle), Scott (Leann), and Keith (Dianna); siblings-in-law, Mike (Sissy), Tony (Therese), Rosemary, and Judy (Nicholas); mother-in-law (other Mother), Margaret Yeley; numerous nieces and nephews; godparents, Lee and Connie Goodman; and godson, Alaster Barker. The family would like to thank the countless medical personnel who cared for Angel over the years.

 

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Mass

Friday, June 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Martha Catholic Church

4301 Woodridge Pkwy, Porter, TX 77365

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