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Kay (Hill) Yaskus

Born: Tue., Jan. 12, 1943
Died: Tue., Apr. 2, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 08, 2019
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 08, 2019
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Stevensville - Kay Yaskus returned to our loving Heavenly Father April 2, 2019. She was born to Charles and Lola Miskin Hill on January 12, 1943 in Rigby, ID. As a young child Kay approached life with a bubbly and happy disposition. Though her childhood came with challenges, as an adult, she would tell her kids that she never felt disadvantaged except when her mother told her she was. She loved her childhood! Kay graduated from Pocatello High School in 1961. Soon after moving to Seattle, Washington, she met a handsome young man named Harry Lee Yaskus. They were married January 1, 1964 and sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple. With a passion for the mountains and the great outdoors, Harry decided to become a dentist so they could live in Montana. Upon graduation, they moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1971 and never looked back. Kay and Harry worked together to grow their dental practice. Her greatest love was serving her family and friends. She lived to lighten others burdens and to help them feel loved and cared for. It did not matter if you were her first born grandchild or someone she passed on the street; she never judged, she only served. She wanted everyone to feel a glimpse of the love she had felt, and knew her heavenly father felt for them. Kay is a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She followed Christ in every aspect of her life. She served her community continuously in many different ways, including serving as the president of youth groups and women’s organizations. For nine years, she taught an early morning scripture study class for teenagers. She took in many children who needed a safe place to stay. She always fought hard for those who needed help with a cheerful determination to serve. Kay is survived by her husband, Harry; their six children, Matthew (Kim), Shauna (Brandon), Sherri (Doug), Barry (Heidi), Jayme (Keith), and Shane (Carri); 28 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers Scott and Alton Hill and sister Roberta Johnson. Kay was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn and Katherine and her granddaughter, Lauren. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 100 Middle Burnt Fork, Stevensville, MT on Monday, April 8th at 11:00 am with a viewing at 10:00 am. In the midst of our grief we remember one of Grandma’s favorite sayings, “This too shall pass” as families are eternal and we will be with her again. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.

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Mellyn Cole
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Kay will be missed by so many people! I’ve known her for as long as I can remember, and she was always so kind and thoughtful. I remember her gentle invitations to seminary that made me feel like someone cared about me when I was going through such a hard time in my life. I also remember her service to me when Jeremy was in Iraq and my grandma passed away, and I was working so hard to try and care for everyone and everything on the farm. She came and took the kids for me for an afternoon, and again, I felt loved. She also taught me a valuable lesson as my visiting teacher during that time when she told me how she sat still every day. I realized that I needed to follow her example, and that has influenced my life for good and helped me feel God’s love. I’ll miss seeing her when I visit Montana, but I’m sure her legacy of love will continue.

Dallas and Jenny Erickson
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
We will miss this beautiful smile and loving Sister. Words can no express the influence she has had on our lives. Jenny worked very closely with her for years and knew of her goodness and authenticity and love for the youth and her talents first hand.

We send our love to Harry especially but to her whole family who all reflect her goodness.

Elaine Culletto
   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of Kay's passing..she was a dear friend of my mom June and a very special friend to all my family. She was the sweetest and kindest lady ever. Kindest regards to her entire family ♡

Linda Pfau
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss

Steven Ludlow
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers have been with your family since I received the news about Kay's passing. Like Mellyn, I will always remember how kind, loving, and accepting she was. She is someone that I grew up with, and I always remember her being there with a friendly smile and a willingness to serve. The memory that stands out for me most is my senior year when I was the seminary president and mostly inactive at the same time. I always felt welcome, and I never felt judged. She is an amazing woman who will be missed by all of the people whose lives she touched.

Kathy and Dale Dufresne
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Kay and I had such fun visits when Jeff and Barry were first in school. Unfortunately, the teachers separated them because they "got into mischief." After that the visits were not so often, but, Kay was so friendly, kind, upbeat and had such a fun sense of humor that our visits were always enjoyed. Dale and I had the pleasure of teaching and watching the Yaskus kids go through their school years so we also were lucky to get to know Harry and Kay. We share your sorrow and send good thoughts and prayers.

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