N. Doyal Yaney was promoted to heaven on June 26, 2007. He was born in Cortland, Ohio, on Oct. 26, 1925, to Noah and Marie Yaney.
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He attended Geneva College and received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his master's degree from Ohio State University. He taught chemistry at Purdue University at Calumet Campus in Hammond, Ind., and was a research chemist with Columbia Southern and Callary Chemical. He also served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War II with the 29th Field Artillery from 1943 to 1946. After V-E Day, he was attached with the Red Cross until he returned home later that year.
He spent 23 years as a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park at the Northeast and North entrances. He enjoyed crosscountry skiing, hiking, biking and seeing the nature of the Northwest. He and his family spent many years wintering in Yuma, Ariz., volunteering his time doing tax returns for the elderly. His pastime was playing tennis and watching it on television.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pat of 57 years; three daughters, Janice Schumacher (Walt) of Yuma, Ariz.; Joan Holborn (Rich) of Bozeman; and Joyce Haner (Dennis) of Belgrade. He also leaves five grandchildren: Jason Kaufman, Andrew Kaufman and Annmarie Kaufman, all of Bozeman, along with Dr. Paul M. Schumacher (Mariah) of Nashville, Tenn., and Dean G. Schumacher (Jamie) of San Diego, Calif. He also enjoyed having three great-grandchildren, Jacob Schumacher (Dean) and Sarah (Paul) and Joseph Schumacher of Paul and Mariah Schumacher. He is also survived by his brothers, William Yaney of Covina, Calif., and Dale Yaney of Hemet, Calif.; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
To the man that we love: you have served as a wonderful model and example as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, father-in-law and friend to his entire family. He was a friend of all and openly and unashamedly helped many people get on their feet and provide for many unfortunate friends that became like family. To the patriarch of our family: we will miss you and love you and thank you for being the kind of person that the Lord will enjoy having in His family.
A celebration of his life service will be held later in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Friends Service Committee (www.afsc.org) or to Habitat for Humanity.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 28, 2007