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Jeseana Yacapin Tordillos

Funeral service for Jeseana Yacapin Tordillos will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Marsh, Minister of Carriage Hills Christian Church, Lawton, officiating. Please come in casual attire, wearing bright colors to celebrate Jesse’s beautiful heart. Anything is acceptable; she even said that she wanted everyone to dress like they were going to the beach! She would want everyone celebrating her life to be comfortable.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jeseana Yacapin Tordillos, also known as Jenny or Jesse, passed away on June 3, 2019 at 2:10 A.M. at the age of 46 in Lawton. She passed away from Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cervical Cancer.

Jesse was born in San Diego, California on October 15, 1972 to Barbara Yacapin (Luther) and Joseph Yacapin. She grew up in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Jesse was married to Santiago Tordillos, who was a soldier in the Army for nineteen years before he retired. They separated and divorced in September of 2011 in Lawton and that’s what made Lawton a home for Jesse and her three children. While Jesse and Santiago were married she was very active in all Army Bases with military spouses and children. She averaged about 800 hours a year of volunteer time for Army Community Service, Army Team Building, various community events, Vacation Bible School, deployment and re-deployment of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. She had other illnesses prior to and throughout her adulthood, but you’d never know unless you asked her. She kept busy from sun up to sun down, giving her best and her biggest to anybody and everybody she’d ever met or came across. Jesse was a teacher’s aide and a crossing guard at Eisenhower Elementary School for some time. Following her time at Eisenhower, she went to Bishop as a teacher’s aide because that’s where her younger two children went to elementary school. During her time there she coached basketball and volleyball. Outside of this, she did coach traveling basketball teams even for both of her daughter’s teams. Toward the end of her time at Bishop she picked up a second job to support her children at Apache Casino Hotel in the C-Store (Gas station). After her time at Bishop Elementary School and the C-Store she went to Serco where she helped many individuals under the Affordable Care Act. She went above and beyond in her job there, everywhere she worked, really. Some of Jesse and her children’s favorite memories were camping at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, visiting Hawaii and all of her favorite beaches and places to eat, especially Motsumoto Shave Ice and Sunny Side. Jesse was loved by so many, and because she worked many places, did many things for the community, did many things for the children of her community, she touched at least hundreds of lives in her 46 years here on Earth. If you were a close friend of hers you automatically became family to her, that’s just how big Jesse’s heart was.

She was preceded in death by her sister Anna Danielle Yacapin. She is survived by her parents Joseph Yacapin & Barbara Yacapin (Luther), her 3 children and 2 grandchildren: Ashley Grant (Tordillos), son-in-law Sean Grant Sr, grandson Sean Grant Jr (Sj), daughter Sierra Tordillos, grandson Brady Beltran, her youngest child and only son, Kekoa Tordillos, her two sisters, two brother-in-laws, and 4 nieces and 1 nephew, sister Elianora (Lani) Gutierrez (Yacapin), brother-in-law James Gutierrez, nieces Alicia Yacapin-Gonzalez, Izabella Gutierrez, and Olivia Gutierrez, her sister Gabriele (Gabe) Kaina (Yacapin), brother-in-law, Allen Kaina, nephew, Kainoa Kaina and niece, Kiana Kaina. She also left behind one great niece and nephew, Noah and Naleiya Shealy, the children of Alicia Yacapin-Gonzalez. She was also survived by her former mother-in-law, who was still actively involved as a mother-in-law would be, Linda Fox.

The family wants to give thanks to Dr. Aye and her social worker Rebecca at Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, OU Medical Center 7th and 2nd floor, Dr. Holman and her entire team to include her social worker Kristi at Stephenson Cancer Center, Faith Hospice for the guidance and support during her last few weeks of her life, and a special thanks to Virginia & Ruth that Faith Hospice recommended to help the family closer to her death.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

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