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Obituary for Alma Yearnshaw
Alma Yearnshaw passed away peacefully at her home on June 13, 2012. Alma was born in Anderson, Calif., on Dec. 10, 1921. Her father, James, came from North Dakota and her mother, Retta, was born in Igo, Calif., where Retta's parents had settled after coming to Calif., by covered wagon in 1854. Alma grew up in Northern Calif., living in remote places such as Igo and Whiskeytown. After high school, she graduated from business college in Red Bluff. She went to work for the Bank of America. It was in Red Bluff that she first met her future husband, Bob Yearnshaw, whom she married in March of 1944. After about two years, she quit work to begin their family. She and Bob had two sons. The family moved to Dixon in 1953. After the boys started school Alma went back to work at BofA for another 28 years. She retired about 25 years ago. For most of her life, Alma knitted, creating beautiful garments and later began crocheting beautiful afghan blankets for her family. She was an avid reader and passed that on to her sons. She had a life long love of Westerns, both in print and film. She was also a fantastic cook and baker. She had been a member of Job's Daughters and a lifetime member of The California Scholarship Federation. She and Bob were members of The First Baptist Church of Sacramento. Alma spent the last two years in the watchful care of the staff of Agape Gardens, a wonderful care home in Vacaville. Her family is grateful for their love and care. She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Tom and Cheryl, and Tim and Vicki; grandchildren; great grand children; great-great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; two beloved sisters; and her husband of 63 years, Bob. Donations may be made in her name to: Sutter Hospice, 4071 Port Chicago Hwy, Ste 120, Concord, CA 94520.