John Dean "Jack" Yadon (1930 - 2012)

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Jack took his final ride into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20, 2012, with loved ones by his side. He was the fourth child born to Clarence Sr. and Ina Middleton Yadon on June 9, 1930, near Bozeman. His family were crop harvesters, and he worked very hard during his childhood growing up. Due to this occupation, they moved a lot when he was a child. He graduated from Manhattan High School.

He married Clara Monroe, who was the love of his life, on June 15, 1951. They had one child, Barry Gus, who had cystic fibrosis and passed away at the age of 6. Never having any other children, their passion became poodles and horses. Jack loved his horses, got into the racing stock, and had success with a few of them.

Jack was employed by the city of Bozeman in 1967 and worked there until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed jogging and did that until he wasn't able and then he took up walking, sometimes walking 10-12 miles a day. You could usually find Jack walking, hiking, cross country skiing or horseback riding with special friends. He enjoyed many fishing and hunting trips with his brothers and nephews.

His most precious commodity here on earth was his relationship with Christ. Jack was a long time member of Grace Bible Church. He would hope for each of you, family or friends that you would ask yourself, ""Are you ready to meet the Lord?""

""I gotta go."" ""I will see you at later dates.""

Survivors include his wife, Clara; sister, Lena Joyce (Gil) Cox of Washington; sisters-in-law, Theresa Yadon and Tracy Yadon, both of Manhattan; the Alberda family that adopted him and Clara as family 28 years ago; and many special friends, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Gus; parents, Clarence Sr. and Ina; sister, Mary Katherine (George) Yenter; and brothers, Clarence Jr. and Arthur Yadon.

We would like to thank the loving staff of Edgewood Vista for their excellent care, special nurses, Matt and Terri, and the staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Grace Bible Church. Visitation hours will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, c/o Grace Bible Church, 3625 S. 19th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59718 or to Breakaway Youth Ranch 269 Cottonwood Road, Cardwell, MT 59721.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, 2012
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