Yarbrough, Susan D.

July 4, 1955 - June 29, 2013

Susan Darlene Yarbrough, my beloved and beautiful wife of 22 years, triumphed in her 11 year battle with ovarian cancer on June 29, 2013. Her victory was one of the spirit and is reflected in the positive effect she had on the lives of everyone who knew her.  Susan was the most loving person anyone could ever encounter.  Unlike most of us who feel that people must earn trust and love, Susan started out trusting and loving until someone proved themselves unworthy.  Everyone strove to be worthy of that unconditional love and thus became better individuals.  She enriched every life she touched.  Her employer of over 20 years, Dr. Arnold Stokol treated her as a family member. He and his wife Barbara’s many kindnesses will always be appreciated.  Her coworkers looked upon her as they would a sister or a mother.  Her children adored her and her friends loved her and mourn her passing.

Through life’s adversities she exhibited amazing grace and resilience.  She remained concerned and considerate of others in both her joy and sorrow.  The world is a better place because of her presence.  Her legacy will live on in those whose lives she touched and who are inspired to realize the goodness she saw in them.

Susan is survived by her loving husband Steve Yarbrough, her son Jeremy Young and wife Karrin, her daughter Tricia Duncan and husband Wesley, grandsons Justin, Cory and Cody Young and Eli Duncan and granddaughter Savannah Duncan, mother Pat Caufield, brother Les Orr and wife Cheyenne, sister Patty Hagle and husband Carol, special cousins Pam Anton and Shelia Skinner and a very special friend Ramona Murphy.

Susan is preceded in death by her father Lawrence Orr, son Chad Young, grandmother Ruby Tuttle, and a very special sister in law Sherry Orr.  In lieu of flowers, a contribution to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75254.  Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.

6 replies on “Yarbrough, Susan D.”

Jeremy Young says:

I will always love you to the moon and back my sweet momma. Love your baby boy!!!!

Patricia says:

All of our lives are better because of you. You have shown such strength, courage and grace throughout your life. You have shown everyone around you what it means to be a friend, a mother, a wife, a grandmother. You have taught so many valuable things to all of us. If not for you, I wouldn’t have a clue how to be a mom. I love you more than words can express! You have always been my rock. I hope to be even half as amazing as you some day. We will be together again one day. Until then, I know you will be watching over all of us.

David Cash says:

To my good friends Jeremy and Patricia – Just wanted to say Susan was a person I will always remeber as someone who treated me with kindness and respect. I hope to be able to thank her one day and will always remember with fondness the time that God allowed me to be a part of her and you guys life. Thanks for the chance to be your friend and heaven just received a precious gift.

Shelia skinner says:

When we look at Susan ….
We see a smile that lights up the room and laughter that is truly contagious we see strength and wisdom beyond anything we have ever known.
We see love pure and true, compassion and thoughtfulness beyond measure
We see a woman who walked through this world with gentleness and grace
We see a remarkable women with a kind heart who is beautiful in every sense of the word
Saying goodbye to her is truly one of life’s most difficult tasks we have ever experienced . There are no words powerful enough, no music soothing enough, to ease our pain,
Susan gave so much of herself and the precious memories of our girl trips together will heal and make us whole again.
Susan was our everything….
What a blessing Pam and I feel to have shared such good times together in the life of someone we loved so much
What a sweet blessing she was to our family … May God wrap our family in his almighty arms for peace and comfort, and that in time God will give us understanding that our hearts seek for her.
Though we say goodbye for now, the joy we have is we will soon have a girl trip in heaven….death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal
Xoxo Shelia Skinner

Lisa Graebner says:

Momma you were such a wonderful person to me when I was engaged to your son Chad Young you instantly welcomed me into your life and your love for me I was never ever felt like an outsider you always kept the family dynamic going and was such a strong loving caring person to me I remember that day after Chad died we both said to each other that Chad wanted us to take care of each other and then I remember did honor Chads request on checking in on you and you doing the same You were always like a mom to me and you were there where my mom was not there for me I am going to miss our calls and talks and I am going to miss your motherly advice and most of all I am truly I am going to miss you saying to me you love me after our conversations love you momma and I love the rest of the family I am going to continue to pray for your peace and love and healing for you all and I will always keep you in my heart as you go on with out your momma and love you To Popa Steve so much !! you to will have a special piece of my heart to god bless each of you in this time of grief and once again I love you!!

Shelly Maddox says:

Susan had the most beautiful smile and attitude. When I last spoke with her she was happy, smiling and very positive. Susan was loved, respected and I’m so thankful she was in my life. I know Susan will have many angels around her to welcome her home. We love you, Susan.

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