Verdie LaRaine Yarbrough


Verdie LaRaine Yarbrough, 100, of Canyon, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Amarillo.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at Brooks Funeral Chapel in Canyon with Terry Callis officiating.

Interment followed at Moorewood Cemetery in Moorewood, Okla.

Yarbrough was born Aug. 31, 1912, near Leedey, Okla., the son of Brackston and Bertha Yarbrough. He married Velma Boyer on Aug. 14, 1937. She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 1978. He remarried on Feb. 20, 1980, to Georgia Kays. She preceded him in death on June 28, 2011.

A 1931 graduate of Liberty Center High School in Oklahoma, Yarbrough farmed and ranched in the Texas Panhandle.

After retiring in 1978, he moved to Hammon, Okla., and last fall, to Umbarger, Texas.

Yarbrough is survived by three daughters, three sons and spouses, including Ruby House, of Longview; Wynona Blair, Umbarger; David and Mary Yarbrough, Canyon; Darrell and Roxanne Yarbrough, Amarillo; Calvin and Kathy Yarbrough, Fredericksburg, and Kim and Dwane Swacina, Lubbock.

Survivors also include 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and 10 great- great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Aleene Scott of San Antonio and Launa Sharp of Amarillo, and one brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Clara Yarbrough of Amarillo.

In addition to his wives and parents, Yarbrough was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr., Suite 110, Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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