Yankey, Keith M. – Obituary

Lifetime Haines Man Dies May 2

 Keith M. Yankey, age 70, of Haines, passed away Saturday, May 2, 1987, at his home. Services of Mr. Yankey were held Wednesday, May 6, 1987 at 11:00 a.m. at the Haines Baptist Church. Reverend Keith Spry of the Haines Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at the Haines Cemetery.

Mr. Yankey was born on March 7, 1917 in Haines, Oregon to John W. and Hattie Hearing Yankey. Mr. Yankey worked as an electrician for 33 years. His work took him to many places in Oregon and Washington. He married Leona Rose May 28, 1947 and she preceded him in death December 21, 1971. He married Helen Tetrault in Weiser, Idaho on September 6, 1978. He was a lifetime resident of Rock Creek; he loved the mountains, especially the Rock Creek area he seemed to know every inch. He made new roads where the old roads had long since disappeared. He loved old machinery, cars, fishing, hunting, mushrooming and had a soft heart for feeding deer in the hard winters.

Mr. Yankey is survived by his wife, Helen of Haines; daughters, Linda Piedlow of Kent, Washington and Lola Yankey of Bellingham, Washington; grandchildren, Eric Piedlow, Anna Piedlow, and Bert Piedlow all of Kent, Wa.; sisters, Nena Davis of Baker and Mona Aldrich of Haines; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Neva Hendren, and brothers, Jack and Dick Yankey.

Friends who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Home Health Care. This may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.
Record Courier; Baker City, OR; May 1987
Contributed by: Robert Bull

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