Richard A. Yeakey
November 23, 1921 ~ December 20, 2015
Memorial service: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
BRIGHAM CITY – Richard A. Yeakey, 94, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Brigham City, Utah. He was born on November 23, 1921 in Allegan, Michigan, a son of Roy James and Miriam Maureen Babcock Yeakey. Dick married Marcella Jean Yungck on July 8, 1942 in St, Charles Missouri. Jean preceded him in death on October 12, 2009. He was a member of the Royal Air Force during World War II in North Africa. Dick and Jean along with their family moved to Brigham City in 1959. Dick was an engineer at Thiokol and retired after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Scottish Rite 33rd degree Mason. He also belonged to the Utah Shriner’s Oriental Band, He was known for his belly dancing and leading the band at Peach Day’s Parade. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. Some of Dick’s hobbies included skiing, flying, scuba diving, traveling, stained glass and belly dancing. Surviving are three daughters, Kay (Rudy) Rania of Wahaiawa, Hawaii; Susan (Denton) Moser and Janice Lingbloom both of Brigham City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Anthony, Gregory, Douglas, Lisa, Julie, and Erin; nine great grandchildren; one brother, James Yeakey and one sister Susie Fawcett, who passed away three days after Dick. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jean, one brother, Bud Yeakey. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital, 1275 Fairfax Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-4324 attention: Donations. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Susan I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad.
Janice so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love your sister and brother in Christ.
Janice and Susan,
I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. My dad, Roger Simmons, and I would like is express our condolences. Your dad will be missed. I have such good memories of him. Susan, I would like to express the nice card you sent my dad when his wife, Lynda, passed away 2 years ago. That meant a lot to him. We will be thinking of you and your family.