Fern L. Yancey, 90, passes August 11thhttp://www.arcoadvertiser.com
Arco, Idaho . . . Fern L. Yancey, 90, retired INEL worker and cattle breeder, died peacefully at her home in Arco August 11, 2007. She was in the loving care of Lost Rivers Hospice, her family and very special in home care providers.
She was born February 25, 1917 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Charles and Minnie May Overton. Fern attended schools there and in Cody, Nebraska where she met and married Blaine Yancey. They remained devoted and loving partners in life until his death in 1981.
Fern graduated from cosmetology school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She came to Idaho in 1950 and settled in Atomic City. She continued her education in Idaho through college and correspondence courses.
Blaine and Fern moved to a ranch north of Moore, Idaho. They were Black Angus Cattle Breeders and members of the Idaho Black Angus Association. She was an accomplished judge of livestock. Fern was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Arco. Her passions were Blaine Yancey, fishing, her dogs, black cows, pinochle and the boys of the round table.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Blaine, her oldest son James, her sisters, Letha, Lovey, Edna, Laura and her brother, Charles.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Kovacks, her son, Rick Yancey, her grandchildren, Gerri Lynn, Lori Ann, Kevin Blaine, Jeffery, Alison Fern, Ron, Tammy, Shannon and twelve great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, August 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Arco with Father Gordon Taylor officiating.
A Rosary service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with a viewing and visitation to follow for family and fiends. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.