Robert ‘Stan’ Yarbrough, 68
Robert “Stan” Yarbrough, 68, died May 27, 2017, of complications from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, with his family by his side at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.
A memorial service and reception is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with a graveside service at 3 p.m. at the Lacrosse (Wash.) Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome at both locations.
Stan was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Salina, Kan., to Lawrence and Helen Yarbrough. His father was in the United States Air Force and Stan lived with his family all over the United States before settling in Tacoma, Wash. He graduated from Clover Park High School in 1966.
Stan served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and then earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Central Washington University in 1973. During college, he met and married Claudia Heaton of Hay, Wash., a teacher, and then started a career in banking in Vancouver, Wash. They were blessed with two children, Summer and Zachary. In 1984, Stan and his family relocated to Coeur d’Alene. Stan completed his master’s in business administration from Gonzaga University in 1992 and continued his banking career in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Garfield, Wash., and Oakland, Calif., before retiring in 2013 after 40 years.
Stan was passionate about children, volunteering with Little League and Junior Achievement. He also served with many community organizations supporting human rights and business development. Stan was an avid skier, golfer and traveler. He and Claudia traveled all over North America, Europe and the Caribbean making many friends along the way throughout their life. Beside his family, Stan loved a great glass of wine and collected bottles during his travels.
Stan is survived by his wife, Claudia; his two children and their spouses, Summer and Travis Clovis, and Zachary and Shanna Yarbrough: his three grandchildren, Brock, Jackson and Brady; his brother, Doug Yarbrough (Gladys); sister Lauren Russell (Bill); and numerous nieces and nephews. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Helen Yarbrough.
Bruning Funeral Home, Colfax, Wash., has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.bruningfuneralhome.com.
Donations in his name may be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, P.O. Box 19024, J5-200, Seattle, WA 98109-1024 or via the webpage: http://www.fredhutch.org/en.html; phone: (800) 279-1618.