Mollie Yeakel |

Mollie Yeakel

Longtime resident, Mollie Yeakel, 101, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was less than six months from her 102nd birthday.Mollie Yeakel was born April 9, 1905, in Tacoma, Wash., to Conrad and Katherine Wagner. She was the first of eight children.She met her husband, David W. Yeakel, at a country dance when she was 19 years old. They both were of German descent and loved country life. Mollie and Dave were married during the depression, and times were very challenging. Mollie always had her faith and belief, even during those hard times. Mollie and Dave loved the beauty in farming the land, and produced a big garden with all kinds of vegetables, fruits and flowers, along with raising farm animals and livestock. Mollie and Dave had six sons, David, Jerry, Walter, Robert, John and George, and one daughter, Mary. Mollie had 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.Mollie was preceded in death by her husband in 1974, and son John, in 2000.Mollie enjoyed life to the fullest. Mollie’s life was filled with an amazing perseverance, and was greatly influenced by her strength, kindness and generosity. She has truly been an inspiration to all and her spirit will continue to guide many. She said many times, “I wish I could have the opportunity and the education to become a doctor.”A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood Springs. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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