A tribute to Sukey - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

A tribute to Sukey

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photo of socorro UrbinaSocorro “Sukey” Urbina passed away on May 18, 2020. She was a member of the YWCA team for 13 years and impacted every life she touched. Sukey will be deeply missed at YWCA. We will miss her wisdom, her sense of humor, her disapproval of missed deadlines, and her friendship. Our condolences and hearts go out to her family, who she spoke of often and with love. Thank you for everything, Sukey, we miss you and we love you.






I will miss Sukey and her sense of humor as well as many stories she would share about her family. She was a kind, fun and loving person. She loved her family. She also loved YWCA. No matter what was going on she was always willing to help. Our lives will all be different without her and our hearts are broken. What will fill us with joy one day are the memories of her laughter, smile and gentle kindness she displayed. Rest In Peace and in God’s loving arms.

Dr. Sylvia Acosta, CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of El Paso we are heartbroken over the passing of such a kind soul, caring woman, and friend to all.  Sukey was loved dearly by her YWCA family. During her 13+ years with the YWCA she touched the heart of so many.  The team now speaks of how much she spoke about her love of God, her family, and friends.  She was able to lift anyone’s spirit that was having a difficult day with her kindness and smile.

 It is our sincere hope that your beautiful memories will bring comfort to all during these difficult times. Sukey will remain in our hearts, memory, and prayers always.

With our deepest sympathy,

Sharon Robinet, Board President & Michele Miller, Board President-Elect

Sukey and I started working at the YWCA almost at the same time so I have known Sukey for a very long time. She never changed throughout the whole time I have known her.  She was always patient with people especially me, thoughtful and so caring about others. Her friends and colleagues loved and appreciated her.  She was kind and considerate and would always help anyone that needs help in the office. Her sons and grandchildren meant the world to her.  Her faith kept her going no matter what challenges she faced throughout her life.  She is a wonderful soul and I will always love and miss her so much.

Jehan Dallo, Chief Financial Officer

Sukey Urbina was full of life.  She was a member of our YWCA family for over 13 years.  As I got to know her, it seemed like we had known each other for many,  many years.  She could talk to everyone and welcomed all newcomers. When you got to know her wicked sense of humor, then you got to know the real Sukey.  We talked about our families and boy did she love hers.  Her sons and grandkids were her life, they were everything.  On occasion I would see her and her son Sam out together.  I loved his hugs and it would warm my heart to see him talking with my grandson Miles.  To me, she was like the sister I  never had.  She will forever be in my heart.  I know she was looking forward to retiring, traveling with family, and taking care of Sam.  But the Lord had different plans for her and has called her home and now she is with her beloved Ruben.

A Poem for Sukey by an unnamed author.
In Our Hearts
We thought of you today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And day before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which will never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Rest in Peace, Sukey   

Charmaine Williams, Accounting Payroll Coordinator

Sukey was an amazing person, and I am thankful that I had the extreme privilege to work alongside her for the last few years.  So proud of her family, she spoke so highly of her sons and grandsons often. She was the party planner of the office, always ready to put a potluck together.  She had a beautiful energy that just attracted everyone to be around her.   I will always remember the lunchroom laughs, and the guidance, patience, and work ethic she displayed.  She will be missed, and I will carry her in my heart forever.

Laura Felix,  Mission-Based Programs Associate Administrator

I am so saddened with the news. Sukey was sweet, funny, friendly and always concerned of our well-being. I knew that visiting Admin for any other reason I always had to stop by and say Hi Sukey, then we’d start to talk as she always offered to share her candy.   Sukey and I always shared great laughs and short conversations when either I dropped off trip requests or I was just passing by. She always made sure our trip was planned well and when we got back she requested our hotel receipts but always asked “Well, did I do good, were you comfortable in the hotel and how was your flight?” So grateful that she always asked.  Sukey will be greatly missed. RIP Ms. Sukey

Alma Nevarez,  Associate Administrator Child Care Services

Sukey was one of the kindest people I have ever met…seriously.  She was a wonderful co-worker and friend.  She had the driest sense of humor, and her sarcasm was bar none.  She loved her family so much and would speak of them all the time.  She was always so helpful when I first started working at Admin for Dr. Acosta.  And donuts…she would surprise us with Southern Maid donuts quite often.  She was a blessing to have known, and I will miss her.

Gabby Robinson Administrative Assistant to CEO

Sukey was a beloved team member at YWCA.  She loved YWCA, Accounting, Teen Leadership, and all of us.  As grandmothers, we completely understood each other over the top love of our grandchildren.  Sukey was quick to smile, cared about others, and never hesitated to help or teach.  She was the kindest of souls.  She will be deeply missed.

Kathy Cox Director of Strategic Engagement

My heart is broken. Sukey was one of the first people who made YWCA feel like home for me. To know Sukey was to know she could love you and be annoyed by you at the same time and that she always had time for others. The chair at her desk was always open if I had a question, needed to vent or hide, or just needed a laugh. And she always had candy! She was witty, sarcastic, gentle, caring, understanding, and so much more. A former colleague used to joke about which one of us Sukey loved most and she told me, “Well, I already have sons. I don’t have any daughters so it must be you!” I don’t pretend to have her love the way her children and grandchildren do, but that moment with her has always made me smile and I will carry it with me for the rest of my life. I will miss hearing about her walks and her family and how she loved always spending holidays with all her siblings and their families! More than anything, I will miss singing Copacabana with her and “Hey Sukey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Sukey, hey hey, hey Sukey” to her as she walked by bouncing and clapping with the “heys.” She was a true friend and I miss her so much already.

Kayla Suarez, Communications Manager

Sukey was such a kind person. I felt like truly welcomed as Admin and she was a big part of that. Even when she would throw me under the bus to Jehan for burning the popcorn.  I loved her kindness to everyone, her devotion to her friends, and her amazing personality. I truly miss her.

Sam Moshauser, IT Technician

I didn’t know Sukey long or personally, but my trips to her desk, with PO requests, were enough to know she was an excellent human being, she never judged my mistakes, only helped me fix them. I did not know her well but I still feel like crying when I remember she passed. When we go back to normal and I’m able to deliver to the accounting I know I will look at her desk and miss her. I see her in my mind turning from her chair to receive my papers and saying hi like she did.

Karla Mata Administrative Clerk

Sukey was a great team member, always ready to help and make things happen. I am going to miss her talents and gifts specially to bring us together in holidays and celebrations. She was a strong person of faith and that was how she carried herself through the many difficulties that life brings, with hope and trust and faith and resolve. Always so willing to play her part in getting things done.  Her faith was evident in many ways, but one way is in the way she loved her family and her colleagues at YWCA.  I will miss you Sukey. My deepest condolences to her beloved family.

CJ Jacquez, Stewardship and Raiser’s Edge Manager.