OBITUARY

Carolyn Yager

September 14, 1943January 8, 2019
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Carolyn L. Yager, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W First St, Ankeny, IA 50023. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

Carolyn (Buffum) Yager was born on September 14, 1943, in Boone, IA. She was the daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Hall) Buffum, and the wife of John Yager. She later moved to Ankeny, IA where she retired from Northwestern Bell after 25 years of loyal and dedicated service. Carolyn was very active in church ministry, and was known by those in the nursing home as their “little ray of sunshine”. Carolyn has a heart of gold and always focused on the good in people. She didn’t know a stranger and would do anything for her family. She oftentimes wrote down her favorite gospel hymns on paper and would send them to her family and friends needing an encouraging or inspirational word.

Carolyn was adored and loved by all who knew her; she leaves behind her loving niece and nephew-in-law, Jessica (Buffum) and Randall Zondervan; nephew, Joshua Buffum; and great-nieces and nephew, KayLeigh Buffum, Lily Buffum, and Nola Buffum of Michigan and Braedin and Audrey Zondervan of Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dorothy (Hall) Buffum; husband, John Yager; brother and sister-in-law Gary and Jacelyn Buffum; and great-nephew, Carter Buffum.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Randy Zondervan, Casket Bearer
  • Braedin Zondervan, Casket Bearer
  • Leon Zondervan, Casket Bearer
  • Phillip Hansen, Casket Bearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Carolyn Yager

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Joni Moore-Dougherty

January 11, 2019

Remembering Carolyn who was not only a dear Co-worker at the phone company but lived in my my neighborhood in Ankeny. She was always thoughtful and gracious but a strong woman when she needed to be. In the following years often saw her when she worked at Wal-Mart too. The last time I saw her she introduced me to her new husband John and said that she was moving to Michigan. She seemed very happy and I was so happy for her! My sympathy for your loss of such a kind and special woman!

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