It is with great sadness that the family of Letha Florence Yearous announces her passing. Letha went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on May 3, 2021, at the age of 90 years.
She leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Robert (Bob) Yearous, as well as her children, Dale (Wendy) Yearous of Cochrane, AB, Duane (Jackie) Yearous of Cranbrook, BC, LuAnne (Ken) Cervelli of Parksville, BC, and Janet (Shane) Dumont of Raymond, AB, her son-in-law, Norman Miller of Airdrie, AB, her grandchildren, Samuel, Erin, Leslie, Jacob, and Steven, her brother Joe Haigh of Monticello, Iowa, as well as many extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mildred and Merritt Haigh, her brother, Jack Haigh, and sisters
Anita Haigh and Hila Miles, her infant daughter, Leanne, her daughter, Linda Miller (Apr. 15, 2021), and
her grandson Joseph Dumont.
Letha was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Monticello, Iowa, the first of five children. She grew up on her
parents’ dairy farm helping to look after her younger siblings. She loved to read and did so avidly all of
her life. She had an excellent voice and as a young lady liked to sing in choirs and act in plays. She
married her college sweetheart on June 10, 1951, and would have celebrated their 70th anniversary next
She resided in Iowa and Wyoming before moving to Alberta in 1970. After living in Drumheller and Banff,
they settled in Cochrane for 30 years, and then moved to the slower pace the sunny south had to offer
first in Coaldale, then in Raymond, AB.
Although she taught school for three years, she chose to stay home and raise her own children rather
than hire someone else to do it! She enjoyed camping and often traveled with their trailer to visit family
in the U.S. or just spend a few days in the mountains. She liked to crochet and made many throws,
scarves and doilies. She kept beautiful house plants and pretty flower beds. Letha was a wonderful cook
and many large family dinners and holidays were enjoyed at her house over the years. Letha devoted her
life to her family and they never lacked anything. She will always be remembered for her humble, kind, loving
heart and sweet spirit.
Due to Covid restrictions a service will be held at a later date.
Many thanks to the staff of Good Samaritan Prairie Ridge home in Raymond for your excellent care of
Letha in her final years.
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