Lynda Nelson Yeates


September 17, 1942 ~ November 5, 2014

BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Lynda Nelson Yeates, 72, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from a cancerous brain tumor.

She was born on September 17, 1942 in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Merlin and Francis Caroline Peterson Nelson.

She graduated from Box Elder High School. Lynda had lived in Mountain View, California, Anchorage, Alaska and currently in Brigham City, Utah.

She married Charles Kent Lee on July 21, 1961 in Perry, Utah. They were later divorced, but remained friends. Lynda married her soul mate, J. Lynn Yeates on December 4, 1982 in Brigham City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending the Brigham City LDS 24th Ward. She has served in the Young Womens, Sunday School teacher, Ward Historian and Ward Librarian.

Lynda worked for Members First Credit Union in Tremonton, Utah as the Branch Manager, retiring in 2013.

Lynda enjoyed vacationing to the Oregon Coast for the last 10 years, traveling to Ireland with her daughter, Sherry, crafting, and motorcycle trips to Utah, Wyoming, the Dakotas and Canada.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dixie McMillan, Seiv Blanchard, Heidi Kotter, Janet and Leland Williams, Megan Perry, Sharon Nelson, Brenda Burns, CNA, Wendy Larragoitiy, RN, Hospice Care, Dr. John and Michelle Markeson and a most special thanks to Amber Kuchinski, caretaker for the last year of Lynda's life.

Surviving is her husband, Joseph Lynn Yeates; four children, Sherry A. Sorenson; Robert C. (Debbie) Lee; Brandon K. (Michele) Lee; Amber (John) Kuchinski; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five siblings, Richard (Brenda) Nelson; Adrian (Janace) Nelson; Reed (Sharon) Nelson; Jerry (Linda) Nelson; Carleen Ston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gary.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 24th Ward Chapel, 650 Anderson Drive.

Viewings will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday, November, 15, 2014 at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Interment will be in the Millville City Cemetery, 250 East 100 North. Email condolences to the family at:

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