Connie Youker, 65, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Harlingen. Connie was born on June 28, 1947 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Bob and Betty (Holman) Youker. Connie was raised in Harlingen and graduated from Harlingen High School in 1965. She later attended Stephens College and the University of Texas at Austin.
Connie lived most of her adult life in Austin before moving back to Harlingen in later years. Her pride and joy was helping others. Throughout her careers in cosmetology, real estate and insurance, Connie took great pride in taking care of other's needs. As a travel agent, she enjoyed the challenge of coordinating a hassle free, fun filled itinerary for all her clients. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Harlingen and a past Queen of Algodon in 1966
Connie was known at MD Anderson as one of their ``miracle patients'. After the first brain tumor removal in early 2005, the average life expectancy was 14 months. The cancer did not re-occur until January of last year.Connie had many hobbies which included reading, gardening, fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, enjoying ``old' movies and a special passion for genealogy and her family.
Connie is survived by her daughter, Shawn (Tim) Mossman of Round Rock, TX; her grandchildren, Alec and Abby; brother, Rob (Cinda) Youker of Rancho Viejo; sister, Cindy (Steve) Robinson of Harlingen; nieces, Christy, Summer, Katy and Julianne; nephew, Drew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Betty Youker.
You are invited to a celebration of Connie's life with a memorial gathering from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Connie and her family wish to extend a special ``Thank You' to the loving care given by the Retama Manor Nursing Home staff, Dr. Diana Lozano and staff, Fred and Ana, Christi and Ramiro Romero, with a special hug going to Amanda Gaona.
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Arrangements with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.
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Published in Valley Morning Star on Mar. 8, 2013