Nov. 20, 1947 — Feb. 20, 2014
COLLEGE PLACE — Emily M. Yarwood, 66, passed away Feb. 20, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. Emily was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Mt. Vernon, Wash., to Herbert and Edith Matterand Braun. She graduated from Auburn Adventist Academy in 1966 and attended Walla Walla College from 1966-68, majoring in home economics. On June 26, 1966, she and Keith D. Yarwood married in Stanwood, Wash. For 26 years she was an Avon representative, retiring in 1999.
Emily was a devoted wife, mom and grandmother. Her family always came first and meant everything to her. She found the positive in everything. She was a member of the Twins Club.
Those left to mourn her loss are her husband, Keith D. Yarwood at home; her daughter, Tammy Yarwood; twin sons, Keith Yarwood and Kevin (Dana) Yarwood all of Walla Walla; her brother, Les (Mary) Braun of Everson, Wash.; two granddaughters, Ashley and Alexis; two great-grandchildren, Rilee and Izaiah all of Walla Walla; and many nieces and nephews including Cindy and Jeff of Wisconsin; Bob and Jon of British Columbia, Canada, and Wendy of Milton-Freewater. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The memorial service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. Chaplain Walt Meske will officiate. Family and friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.