Vernon Leslie Younkin
Vernon Younkin died at a hospital in Eugene, Ore., following a lengthy illness.
Reared on the family ranch in the Hat Creek area, he attended the Buena Vista School and high school in Lusk. He was called into the military in 1941 and served in the Air Force receiving several medals while in service to his country.
Vernon Younkin and Margaret Thompson met and were married in California. They made their home in California for a number of years, then followed a construction crew to various missile sites. In 1963 they settled near Junction City, Ore.
The Younkins were the parents of nine children, Leslie Jo Newberry, Bend, Ore., Peggy Walson, Portland, Ore., Kim Younkin, Ione, Wash., Julia Leonard, Salem, Ore., Wanda Kent, Tiggard, Ore., Tammy Watson, Junction City, Ore., Cindy Benefield, Cheshire, Ore., Jon Younkin, Alvadare, Ore., and Tom Younkin, Salem.
Vernon and Roy Younkin, brothers reared on a ranch north of Lusk where their parents homesteaded, died recently only a few days apart. Vernon Younkin died January 31 in Oregon and Roy, the younger of the two brothers, died at Sussex on February 9.
The sons of Loyde and Blanche "Stella" Younkin, Vernon Leslie Younkin was born Nov. 3, 1916, at Alliance, Neb., and Roy O. was born Jan. 15, 1921, at Gering, Neb. They have five surviving sisters, Merle Ortez of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth Bass of Lusk, Doris Leeling of Manville, Nellie Jones of Alliance, Neb., and Norma Bruegger of Van Tassell.
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