Ronald Lee Yerby

September 23, 1944April 7, 2019

Ron was born in a little mining town called Ajo in southern Arizona on September 23rd 1944. He was the third child of John W and Pauline Yerby, both deceased now. Ron is survived by his wife, Rebecca C. Yerby Of the six siblings, only Paul and Dick (and wife, Carolina J Yerby) remain alive. Ron leaves one daughter, Amy Sue and two sons, Ronald Lee Dale and Jonathan Durnell and seven grandchildren. Ron served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam war on the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway. Ron was a hunter and fisherman and enjoyed travel, elk season and spending time on his cattle ranch near spaceport. Ron loved and was an expert jet boat racer and placed in the top three at The Winter nationals at FIREBIRD in Arizona after winning many, many races regionally. Ron left a legacy of honesty, generosity, and would always give the "shirt off his back" to anyone who asked or was in need. He was the ultimate husband, father, grandfather and brother, and never knew a stranger. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home-West. (915) 587-0202


  • Rebecca C. Yerby, Wife
  • Ronald Lee Dale Yerby, Son
  • Jonathan Durnell Yerby, Son
  • Amy Sue Yerby, Daughter
  • Ashlee Jane Brown, Granddaughter
  • Adrian Stephenson, Granddaughter
  • Emily Jane Reimer, Granddaughter
  • Grace Sophia Yerby, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Galloway, Grandson
  • Ethan Martin, Grandson
  • Taylor Martin, Granddaughter
  • John Yerby, Brother
  • Paul Yerby, Brother


27 April

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hillcrest Funeral Home-West

Serenity Chapel

5054 Doniphan Dr.
El Paso, TX 79932


Ronald Lee Yerby

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John R. "dick" Yerby

April 13, 2019

You were the kindest, most generous, loving brother a guy could ask for. we spent a lot of time together in the last 40 or so years. riding our horses and mules and quads across the mountains, streams and continental divide in Colorado. White water rafting, zip-lining, deep sea fishing, hunting in Canada, a forty day road trip through Canada and Alaska, camping and setting up our satellite dish near cold streams, going through national parks, glassing elk, bear, bison etc. also watching with pride as you ranked very high at the winter-National boat races at Firebird in Arizona
I will remember our times with love and join you in heaven for a joyfull reunion.. much LOVE ans RESPECT, your brother Dick

Kristin Tibbs

April 11, 2019

Becky and Ronnie. Las Vegas NV January 1989

Donna Herring

April 11, 2019

Years ago we were always at the lake, Uncle Ron, Becky, all his kids. Of course most all of our family was there also. Carl, Mary, Dennis, Debbie, Jenny, Mary Ann. Of course myself and husband Ronnie, all our kids; Travis, Deserae, Ashley, Kris, Devonna. We all loved the jet boat, and he was always taking us out. When I think of Uncle Ron, the image in my head is him driving his jet boat. He is one of those people, that if they're gone, the sun just doesn't shine as bright. We love you and miss you already.

Kristin Tibbs

April 11, 2019

Ron and Becky were witnesses at our wedding in Las Vegas NV in 1989.

Robert and I are sorry for your loss. We have great memories of our friendship with you and Ron while we lived in El Paso.
May loving memories and our Lord give you peace at this time.

Robert and Kristin Tibbs

Nancy Herring

April 11, 2019

Ron I remember all the good times you were a great friend. You will be missed

Emily Jane Reimer

April 11, 2019

I am so happy to have known my Grampa Yerby!
I will never forget our visit.
Memories. Stories.
Some things can last forever.
Love, always.
From Canada.

Amy Yerby

April 10, 2019

The man I've cherished and and will hold in my heart forever, my father. I love you and will miss you. My "Daddy Dear".
Until I see you again,
Amy Baby Sue".

Jonathan Yerby

April 10, 2019

You were an amazing dad. I miss you so much already and look forward to our reunion in heaven. Johnny