The Lusk Herald
February 17, 1983
Vernon Younkin died at a hospital in Eugene, Ore., following a lengthy illness.
Reared on the family ranch in the Hat Creek area, he attended the Buena Vista School and high school in Lusk. He was called into the military in 1941 and served in the Air Force receiving several medals while in service to his country.
Vernon Younkin and Margaret Thompson met and were married in California. They made their home in California for a number of years, then followed a construction crew to various missile sites. In 1963 they settled near Junction City, Ore.
The Younkins were the parents of nine children, Leslie Jo Newberry, Bend, Ore., Peggy Walson, Portland, Ore., Kim Younkin, Ione, Wash., Julia Leonard, Salem, Ore., Wanda Kent, Tiggard, Ore., Tammy Watson, Junction City, Ore., Cindy Benefield, Cheshire, Ore., Jon Younkin, Alvadare, Ore., and Tom Younkin, Salem.
Vernon and Roy Younkin, brothers reared on a ranch north of Lusk where their parents homesteaded, died recently only a few days apart. Vernon Younkin died January 31 in Oregon and Roy, the younger of the two brothers, died at Sussex on February 9.
The sons of Loyde and Blanche "Stella" Younkin, Vernon Leslie Younkin was born Nov. 3, 1916, at Alliance, Neb., and Roy O. was born Jan. 15, 1921, at Gering, Neb. They have five surviving sisters, Merle Ortez of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth Bass of Lusk, Doris Leeling of Manville, Nellie Jones of Alliance, Neb., and Norma Bruegger of Van Tassell.
Lewis Gene Bass (March 30, 1945 - January 10, 2007)Lewis Gene Bass (July 2, 1916 - September 24, 1994)Ruth Estelle Bass (May 1, 1915 - October 12, 1999)Daniel J. Bernard (August 24, 1946 - September 17, 1995)Friedrich F. Bruegger (August 18, 1889 - October 16, 1966)John Bruegger (September 13, 1926 - June 24, 1973)Evelyn Louise Goddard (December 15, 1921 - April 1, 2003)John Everett Goddard (August 6, 1911 - November 10, 1987)Bonnie Lorraine Heth (March 14, 1938 - August 31, 1981)Elsie Fietta Heth (September 18, 1899 - April 28, 1952)James W. Heth (July 23, 1924 - August 18, 1993)Max Millom Heth (January 6, 1895 - January 18, 1961)Rex Lee Heth (April 14, 1930 - September 9, 1997)Alma Helen Himes (July 4, 1897 - August 1, 1967)Alvin R. Himes (May 3, 1921 - November 3, 1998)Dorothy Ruth Himes (May 29, 1933 - November 28, 1990)Emerson Howard Himes (April 9, 1892 - July 16, 1966)Milton Howard Himes (April 1, 1928 - August 10, 2013)Charles Allen Leeling (August 9, 1924 - October 24, 1988)Doris Louise Leeling (December 16, 1923 - July 18, 2011)Jannae Estelle Bernard Maddox (May 31, 1948 - July 26, 2009)Muriel Elenor Ortez (October 27, 1914 - June 6, 1984)Luella Gertrude Plant (May 21, 1903 - January 19, 1952)Clarence Marion Swope (May 21, 1928 - July 13, 1983)Blanche Estelle Younkin (October 28, 1893 - December 21, 1967)Loyde Leslie Younkin (October 16, 1891 - March 15, 1956)Nellie May Younkin (Date Unknown - November 28, 1946)Roy O. Younkin (January 15, 1921 - February 9, 1983)
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