Vern Kenneth Yoho, age 68, passed away on January 10, 1991 of congestive heart failure.
He was born August 5, 1922 in Wildcat, Wyoming, a son of Jacob Henry Yoho and Vivian Mapel Harrison. He married Oleah Rockwood on June 19, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a veteran of World War II. A long time prominent businessman and innovator, Vern was active in local and national automotive industry affairs. Served as president of the Automotive Service Industry Association, 1977. Received the "Industry Leadership Award," in 1966. Member of the Joint Operating Committee for the IASIA Show. Founded Yoho Automotive in 1949. Past president of the Southeast Lion's Club, past president of Fort Douglas - Hidden Valley Country Club, Organizer of Olympus Little League Baseball.Vern was a longtime member of the Hidden Valley Country Club where he never missed his regular golf and gin games with his friends, not to mention "the gruesome." He was a member of the "Hole-in-one Club." He enjoyed boating and other outdoor activities with his family and was never ending in his praise of the accomplishments of Jennie, Randy, Michelle, Peter, Scott, Pamela, Brian and Jeffrey his grandchildren. "Grampa" will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Oleah; son, Jack H. Yoho, Bountiful; daughter, Mary Ellen Smith, Sandy; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Hammond, Salt Lake City; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, V. Kenneth Yoho.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 p.m., January 14, 1991 at the Cottonwood 11th Ward Chapel, 6400 South 1830 East. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, on Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. and at the Church on Monday 11:45-12:45 prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Utah Cardiac Transplant Program, C/O University of Utah Medical Center.
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