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A celebration of life for Kathy Yeager will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Born Dec. 17, 1949, Kathy Yeager, 61, of Independence, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Sadly, she is joined in death by her much loved sister, Beverly Reilly. Kathy was not only a great mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but such a dear friend to so many.
Kathy and her husband, Robert, started a family and lived in Lake Isabella for many years. They moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., to welcome many new and dear friends into her life. After she retired, she moved back to California to be near family.
Kathy was always so full of life, and gave so much to the ones around her.
Life was always an adventure to her. She loved being outdoors and starting new adventures. She always had such great adventures while hiking, rafting, hunting, fishing and camping.
One of her other loves was bringing happiness and warmth to so many special individuals by making quilts. Her quilts were often sewn alongside her sister, Beverly. Together, the two women stitched with love for each recipient of the quilts.
She truly enjoyed traveling to see her five grandchildren in Alaska, Colorado and Kansas. Beverly often joined her in the adventures to see family and friends along the way.
Kathy’s strong dedication, love and kindness were felt by everyone in her life. She touched so many hearts throughout her life – no words can describe how dearly she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Yeager; and parents, Esther and Emil Freitag.
Kathy is survived by her children, Robert (Deborah) Yeager of Alaska, Bryan (Debbie) of Colorado and Mindy (Lance) Braun of Kansas; brother-in-law, Dennis Reilly; niece, Alie (Jeff) McKee; sister, Debbie Freitag; grandchildren Katelyn Yeager, Kassie Yeager, Tanner Yeager and Dali Braun and Ty Braun; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A family fund has been set up in the name of Jeff and Alie McKee at the Santa Lucia Bank. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 200, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, or to any Santa Lucia Bank branch.
A Reilly/Yeager Memorial Fund has also been established locally at the Bishop and Lone Pine branches of El Dorado Savings Bank.