MOUND VALLEY — Alexander M. “Alex” Ybarra, 72, of Mound Valley passed away the evening of Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at his home after a brief illness.
Alexander Marino Ybarra was born on Jan. 8, 1948, to Jose and Carmen (Leon) Ybarra in Mound Valley. He grew up and attended school in Mound Valley. Following graduating from Labette County High School, he attended Labette County Junior College and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University.
A lifelong resident of Mound Valley, Alex was an auditor for the state of Kansas for 38 years. He also farmed and raised cattle. As a young man, he served in the United States Army Reserves. In 1995, he was elected to the Mound Valley City Council, on which he served for over twenty years and he was a member of the rural water district board for the Mound Valley area.
Alex was a member of the Foursquare Church in Parsons. His greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking care of his cattle, gardening, traveling and going to PSU football games, as he was a longtime season ticket holder.
On Aug. 20, 1993, Alex married Brenda L. Adams in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She survives of the home.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ybarra, of the home; two daughters, Ashlea Alloway and her husband, Gary, of Parsons, and Angela Tomey of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren, Tarryn, Gabriel, Ava, Brady, Khylar, Ella and Ivy; three great-grandchildren, Eloise, Jude and Jonah; two brothers, Joe Ybarra and his wife, Molly, of Mound Valley and Jesse Ybarra and his wife, Peggy, of Altamont; two sisters, Bessie Disch of Texas and Rosie Corle of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kyle Tomey in 1997; and a sister, Mona Davidson.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.
Memorials are suggested to Parsons Foursquare Church or The 506 Foundation Inc. – Alex Ybarra Memorial Scholarship. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.