Age 46, died on Sunday, June 23, in Williston, North Dakota, as the result of an automobile accident. Gary was born at the Douglas Community Hospital to Julia and Claude Yarbrough of Roseburg, Oregon. He was raised in the Melrose area where he attended Melrose School and graduated from Roseburg High-school. He earned his Associate Degree at UCC in 2010, where he was on the Honor Roll.
Gary loved fishing and hunting, and riding his dirt bike, which he raced in the local area. He worked in the woods here and also in Alaska. He had several different jobs. He worked as a millwright and was an accomplished welder. For the last two years he worked in Williston, North Dakota as a welder-mechanic.
Gary loved children although; he never had any of his own. All the kids loved Gary, and they would all be happy when Gary showed up. His niece and nephews, Tyler of Sutherlin, Jamie of Sutherlin and Dylan of Portland were all special to him.
Gary leaves his mother, Julia Yarbrough of Roseburg; also two brothers: Ron of Portland; and Chuck of Oakland, Oregon. His father, Claude preceded him in death as the result of a logging accident in 1985.
He will be missed by all his friends and those who knew him and loved him.
A graveside service will be held at Eden Cemetery in Melrose, on Elgarose Rd., Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m.