Yvonne Frenchie Marie Roark
Born: 10/6/1932, Kennewick, Washington
Yvonne was born October 6, 1932 in Kennewick, Washington to Manuel and Barbara Gleich Hille. Yvonne had one brother Gordon, she grew up in Kennewick and Walla Walla, Washington area.
She married Lee Cornell in 1947. They had four children, then divorced. After her divorce Yvonne became pregnant, being unmarried with four children she chose to give the child up for adoption. The child Darlene and Yvonne had recently reunited. They had not been able to meet one another in person but had phone conversations. Darlene called her “Her Utah mom” The family will meet Darlene soon.
After that birth Yvonne moved to Moab in 1956 to work as a hairdresser. This is where she met and married Dean Roark. They moved to Washington area for about ten years where they had five children. Then they moved back to Moab where their family was raised. Yvonne worked at Canyonlands Café for Twenty years. She worked several other restaurants for a few years after that.
When she divorced Dean she moved in with Jerry Day, a man she had known a long time. They spent the rest of their lives together, nearly forty years. They had many good times, hunting trips, and adventures. It was a good match!
Yvonne was preceded in death by her Paramour Jerry Day, a grandchild Victor Fuentes, and two great-grandchildren Ashton Christensen and Rosko Jimenez.
Yvonne is survived by her son Clifford (Amy) ; stepson Jerry,; daughters Linda, Debbie, Susan (Bill), Barbara, Darlene, Nancy, Betty, Geneva (Duke), Laurie,; stepdaughter Roxie (Merrill), roommate Leslie Woodward Estes, twenty four grandchildren, forty three great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Yvonne’s honor on November 7, 2020 at 100 pm at Old City Park.
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