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Subject: Re: OBITUARY - Angela Marie Yancey
Date: 17 Jan 2006 11:57:39 -0700

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Angela Marie Yancey

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home

YAKIMA - Angela Marie (Rivard) Yancey, 84, of Moxee, died peacefully Monday, December 26, 2005 at 2:00 a.m. She was prepared for this day, for she died the way she lived, accepting of peoples' limits, surrounded by loved ones, giving and receiving hugs, and to her last hours, reaching out to others to encourage and appreciate.

Angela was born July 1, 1921 in Moxee City, Washington, the second of three girls born to Wilfred Rivard and Lucy Dupree, a generation of French Canadian settlers whose names populate the road signs of Moxee. In this time and place, French was the first language of this group of settlers, and the language used to teach Ann's generation of children.

Ann was preceded in her death, by two and a half months, by her husband Marvin. Ann met Marvin O. Yancey and married in 1944. Together they had 4 children whom they raised on the family farm on Rivard Rd in Moxee City.

Angela's parting represents the end of a pre-corporate, family farm culture that recognized the sources of people's strengths. Beyond good soil and organic food, it was working together in the fields and service to others.

Ann's imagination, discipline and zest for action was as robust as her size. She was a butt-kickin' "I can do" woman, not in her words or forcefulness, but in her discipline and focus in carrying out a worthy plan. She graduated early from high school, helped manage her father's businesses, such as the Moxee City Warehouse, developed her own family farm, served as trustee on the Moxee City Library, was an avid reader, played the piano and accordion, and was quick to sing out the lyrics of old time songs. Ann was not one to make one of something. She made production runs of quilts, tiesel weed Christmas trees, pine cone wreathes, ceramics, antique trunks, photo albums for her grandchildrenÉ So many things for so many people, that they're certain to be all over the place. Though less observable than her life of gift giving, and more powerful, are the intangible acts of her compassion and inclusion that she has passed along.

Ann is survived by all of her four children, Bill (Marvin Wilfred) (Maryann) Yancey of Moxee: Joy (Bill) Justis of Olympia; Bob (Carol) Yancey of Seattle; Lu (Mike) Farley of Tacoma; 8 grandchildren; Kristine (Trevor Lenseigne of Moxee; Jolene (Duane) Jones of Yakima; Jennifer Yancey of Moxee; Tyson Justis of Leavenworth; Justin (Eleni) Yancey of Seattle; Briana Yancey of Seattle; Angela (Matt) Tuttle of Los Angeles; Jared (Amber) Farley of Tri-Cities; and 4 great grandchildren – Madison Lenseigne, Brandon and Zander Jones, and Emilio Yancey.

A vigil service will be held at Holy Rosary Church in Moxee on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 6:00 pm. The Memorial Mass will be on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Private inurnment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Church, C/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.

A special thank you to the staff of Parkside Nursing Care Center for all the loving care and compassion that was shown to our mom and dad. Thank you mother, for your unconditional love.

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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