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Matagorda County Obituaries

Harvey Arnold Yates
(June 18, 1938 - September 23, 2013)

Harvey Arnold Yates, 75, passed away at his home in Bay City on September 23, 2013. He was born June 18, 1938 in Bartlesville, OK.

Harvey is survived by his wife Mary Ann Yates,his two sons; Harvey Yates Jr. and Mike Yates, grandaughter Mia Ann Yates and numerous neices and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Friday, September 27 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in his name to Faith Family Church of Tarrant County, P.O. Box 164252, FT Worth, TX 76161.

Bay City Tribune, September 25, 2013

Isidro Ybarra
March 22, 1954 – March 4, 2013

Isidro Ybarra, 58, formerly of Bay City passed away on March 4, 2013, at his residence in Houston, Texas.

He was born on March 22, 1954, in Palacios, Texas to Ralph and Rosenda Briseno Ybarra.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by: his father, Ralph Ybarra of Bay City; brother, Venancio (Lucy) Ybarra of Angleton; sister, Oralia (Jimmy) Solis of Bay City; nephews, Venancio, Jr (Lucy) and Rudy Ybarra; nieces, April, Marcy and Crystal Ybarra; great-nephew Daniel Ybarra, all of Houston. He is also survived by his maternal aunts Clara Cruz of Palacios and Sabina Rodriguez of Victoria; paternal aunt, Isabel Ybarra of Bay City; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2103 at Emanuel Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Candido Gonzales officiating.

Bay City Tribune, March 8, 2013

Jeanette V. Yeamans

Jeanette V. Yeamans, 83, of Bay City died May 20 at the Matagorda House. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include: husband, Charles Yeamans of Bay City; sister, Mary L. Johns of Bronxville, New York; five nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be held May 23 at 10:30 a. m. at Taylor Bros. Chapel with Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Interment will be at the Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, May 22, 1978

Funeral services for Dave Young, 88, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor and the Rev. Danny Davis of Jordan Grove Baptist Church of Houston officiating.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Sargent, Texas, Thursday, November 5, 1912, to John Young and Nellie Mack Young, and passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.

Young graduated from Jack Yates High School, Houston, Texas. Afterward, he attended Prairie View A & M College, Prairie View, Texas. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics.

Later, he attended Texas Southern University in Houston and received his Master’s Degree. Extensive study was achieved from the University of California in Los Angeles.

After serving several years in the military, his professional career in education began at A. G. Hilliard High School in Bay City.

He was later bestowed the honor of becoming the first principal of Linnie Roberts Elementary School in Bay City.

Among his civic involvements included membership with the Kiwanis Club.

His religious affiliations included his devoted membership with Enterprise Baptist Church. There, he served faithfully for many years, which included his former post as financial secretary, and as a deacon.

His examples and principles by which he lived will always be remembered by those he served.

Survivors include: two sisters, Isabella Lewis and Millie Pierce and one brother, Willard Young; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Among those who preceded him in death included his wife, Naomi Boone Young.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home at Bay City. A00011A2001NV02

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, November 2, 2001                  Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott

Elizabeth Young
(October 31, 1919 - October 16, 2013)

Elizabeth Young, 93, of Bay City passed away October 16, 2013. She was born October 31, 1919 in Hungerford, TX to the late William Bond Harris and Dora Lynn George Harris. She was a retired Librarian, a job she truly adored.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Wesley Young, Jr., son Jack Wesley Young III and brother Ray Harris. Survivors include son Clark Young & wife Cynthia of Bay City; sister Bonnie Lynn Harris Busch; grandchildren Marcy Craft & husband Frank, Jack Wesley Young IV & wife Kay, Barton Pierce Young & wife Lucy, Richard Young, Rachel Lemaire and Robert Whitley and great grandchildren Chad S. Craft & wife Sayrah, Courtney Elizabeth Craft, Kenzie Layne Young, Chloe Dawn Young, Breeana Pierce Young, Haley, Lane & Ty Lemaire and great-great granddaughter Mary Margaret Ann Craft.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Mark Stoub officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Huebner, Richard Knapik, Frank Craft, Chad Craft, Wes Young and Bart Young.

Naomi Boone Young

Funeral services for Naomi Boone Young, 83, of Bay City were held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at Tyree Chapel A. M. E. Church in Bay City, Rev. R. R. Simon officiating. Burial followed at Eastview Cemetery.

Young was born Feb. 2, 1915 in Lynville, TX to Hampton Boone and Carrie McNeil Boone and died Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Legacy-Matagorda Healthcare Center. She obtained an education from Powell Point High School in Kendleton, TX. There a desire to become an educator matured.

She furthered her education at Prairie View A&M College, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree, Texas Southern University, obtaining a Master's degree, and then additional studies at the University of California in Los Angeles.

As a retired educator, her professional career spans over 38 years, which included many years of teaching students. She taught at Mable Kennedy School in Cedar Lane, the Jasper Independent School District, the La Marque Independent School District, the Van Vleck Independent School District, and the Bay City Independent School District.

Her examples, principles, and counsel will be remembered by those she served. Young's civic involvement included memberships with the Olive Leaf Chapter #219, Order of Easter Star, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. "Sister Young" was a devoted member of Tyree Chapel A. M. E. Church in Bay City where she served faithfully.

Her christian involvement included participation as a choir member, a Stewardess with the Missionary Society, and the Daughters of Allen. She leaves a spiritual legacy to her family and friends, and will be remembered for her radiant smile, charm, graciousness, and zest for life.

Young is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dave Young, Jr. of Bay City; god-daughter and son-in-law, Carrie Armelin Metoyer and Reginald of Houston, Joyce Petteway of Los Angeles; sisters, Erma Boone Stevens and Lottie Boone Witherspoon, both of Bay City; sisters-in-law, Isabelle Young Lewis, and Millie Young Pierce; brother-in-law, Willard Young, all of Houston; nieces, Lois Armelin of Bay City, Brenda Armelin, and Arthurene Boone both of Bay City; nephews, Wellington Armelin, Jr. of Bay City, Hampton Armelin, and Alonzo Roy Armelin all of Bay City; great nieces and nephews; and extended family of relatives including a cousin, Dorothy Walton and devoted nephew Willard Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maude B. Harris and Fannie B. Armelin; and brothers, Lloyd Boone and Arthur Boone.

Serving as pallbearers were Wellington Armelin, Jr., Roy Armelin, Hampton Armelin, Willie Boulden, Willard Johnson, and Jason Metoyer.

Honorary pallbearers included the Tyree Chapel Sanctuary choir, Stewardess Board, daughters of Allen, and the Missionary Society, as well as the Olive Leaf Chapter #219, OES, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, October 11, 1998

Nicole Lynne Young
Jan. 10, 2013

Funeral services for Nicole Lynne Young, 36, of Bay City, who passed away January 10, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 18, at Harvest Time Church in Bay City.

Burial will follow at Paradise Memorial Cemetery in Brazoria.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, January 16, 2013


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