Dorthea JoAnn (Yearout) Hackler

June 16, 1932November 17, 2021

Dorthea JoAnn (Yearout) Hackler, 89, went home to be with her Lord November 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital. JoAnn was born in Lyndon, Kansas June 16, 1936. She was the oldest of 3 children born to Glenn A. Yearout and Alta C. (McKinley) Yearout. She was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1950.

She married and raised 4 sons; David B., Steven G., Brett H., and Scott L. Hetherington.

She attended Drafting School in Grand Junction then was hired by Cliff Engineering at Rifle, CO and later worked for Chevron Oil in Rangeley, CO.

In Vernal, Utah, she met and married William (Bill) Hackler of Vernal. Followed by a divorce, she retired to Monterey Park Senior Living Community. During her retirement years, her greatest joy was raising beautiful Iris’ (some of the most beautiful in Mesa County). Other hobbies were gold panning, quilting and cross stitch which won her Blue Ribbons for the “Southwest” pictures she made.

JoAnn was a member of Clifton Christian Church and was preceded in death by her father and mother and her second son, Steven G. Hetherington.

JoAnn is survived by her sister and best friend, Glenna J. Hetherington; her younger brother, Michael W. Yearout and wife Debbie; 3 sons, David B. (Jayme) and Scott L. Hetherington of Grand Junction and Brett H. (Sandy) Hetherington of Aurora, CO; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date at Clifton Christian Church.

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Dorthea JoAnn (Yearout) Hackler

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