Gillies Funeral Chapel


Lynda Nelson Yeates

September 17, 1942  ~  November 5, 2014

Viewings: Friday, November 14th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on the Saturday at the Brigham City LDS 24th Ward Chapel, 650 Anderson Drive from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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

Interment: Millville City Cemetery 250 East 100 North


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 Women's, 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 vacation to Oregon Coast for the last 10 years, traveling to Ireland with her daughter, Sherry, crafting, and motorcycle trips to Utah, Wyoming, Dakota's 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, 2014,11:30 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 24th Ward Chapel, 650 Anderson Drive. Viewings will be held on Friday, November 14th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on the Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Millville City Cemetery 250 East 100 North.

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Dear Lynn,
Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. She was such a sweet, fun lady. Dean and I used to spend a lot of time with her many years ago and always had so much fun. My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you Lynn.

Judi Mellen


We are so very sorry about the loss of our friend and neighbor. Our hearts go out to Lynn and the family and pray for comfort and peace for them all. We will miss you Linda.
Love and prayers,

Randy & Vickie Jacobson


What a wonderful lady Mrs. Yeates was, may her memories live on through all who knew her.

Angela Modrell


Dear Lynn, we were very sad to learn the passing of Linda. She was a very special lady and a friend. We will miss her greatly.

Jeff and Megan Black


I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I have good memories of being with your family and it being so much fun. My sincerest sympathy goes to you and all of your family at this hard time.



Heaven gained a wonderful lady. Lynda was always so kind and good to us. We will miss her smile. Please know that loving thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

Rodger and Cindy


We were so sad to hear of Lynda's passing. She was such a warm and caring lady. We will miss her. You are in our prayers Lynn. May you find comfort at this time of such a tremendous loss.

Bob and Cheryl Graham


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your mother was a very wonderful woman.

Minerva Nieto


Lynn & Family:
We are so sorry to hear about Lynda passing away. Our thoughts and prayers go with you in your time of loss.

Grace Vanderhoof & Family.


I want to express how much I loved Lynda and my heart breaks for you and your family. You both hold a special place in my heart. I loved working with Lynda out at Calls Drive Inn. I was instantly drawn to her. I loved her hugs and her yells as she would yell across the kitchen at me while I was car hopping and then even a bigger bonus when I was able to see her at the Sheriff's Office. Her smile and friendship will be missed. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend the services. I will have you and your family in my prayers.

Nicole Leggett


Dear Lynn and family;
I was saddened to hear of Lynda's passing. I always enjoyed her happy hello's and smiles whenever we would meet around town. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet Bass


So sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kevin Fielding
Chief Deputy
Davis County Sheriff' Office


So sorry to hear of Lynda's passing. She was always so kind and friendly when we were in the Credit Union. A truly grand, beautiful lady.

Norma Eberehard


Dear Lynn and Family:
We Send our Love and Sympathy at Lynda's Passing. She was a Good Friend and a Great Lady. May Our Father in Heaven Bless and Comfort You and Help You to Remember Her with Feelings Close to Your Hearts.

Harry and Rhonda Gephart


What can we say? She was one of our favorite people. The influence she had on our children cannot be measured. Her trademark laugh always left you feeling better. Her and Lynn's friendship have and will remain among the best. Our very best to Lynn and the family.

Jill and Richard Packer


We are very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Lynda was such an outstanding person, she will live on in our memories forever. She was always so caring and generous and left a lasting imprint in our lives.

Nolan and Brittany Fonnesbeck


Unable to attend the services but want you to know we care. If we can do anything please don't hesitate to call on us.

Ron & Sandy Bosgieter


Dear Lynn and family
We were so sorry to hear of Linda's death. Our heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to you at this time. May God bless you and comfort you.

Uncle Wells and Aunt Beth Rawlins Family Gary and Glenda Cutler & Family,Byron & Colleen Rawlins & Family, Kay Rawlins & Family, Grant & Maurita Rawlins, Shirlene Rawlins




















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