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Annie Carter Yates

July 21, 1947 — March 16, 2021

Annie Carter Yates

Alice Ann Carter “Annie”, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 16 at the age of 73.  “Annie” was born July 21, 1947 in Nephi, Utah to Yvonne & Ferrell Carter. She enjoyed her childhood in Nephi with her two sisters Caroline and Bonnie.  She graduated from Juab High School, where she met her high school sweetheart, Cleve Bryan Yates.  They were crowned Prom King and Queen their senior year of high school.  She enjoyed sewing, being with friends and loved the outdoors.  

After graduation, she married Cleve on May 27, 1967 in the Manti temple.  They spent 3 years in Cedar City while Cleve went to school and graduated with his art degree. This is where they had their first daughter, CleAnn Yates.  Following graduation, they moved to Vernal Utah for a short time. They then moved to Flaming Gorge where they had their second daughter, Carly Yates.  This is where they spent their lives together raising their two beautiful girls and fell in love with the people and the area, especially the River.  CleAnn and Carly, or “Cle-arly” as Annie often called them, especially when she was trying to get mad at them, were the most important part of their lives.  Annie was a wonderful mother and a one in a million grandparent.  

Ann enjoyed being on the mountain with family and friends, she loved working at the Flaming Gorge Lodge, and everyone loved having her there.  She was a familiar face to many and had a way of turning every face that came through the door into family.  She was a big reason why people returned, just seeing “Annie” changed your day.  She had a heart of gold and always made those around her feel loved.  If Ann wanted to do something, there was nothing anyone could do to stop her.  Annie could get mad, but she could not stay mad long.  She knew how to roll with the punches, was always positive and no one ever knew if she was struggling, because she pushed through everything, and always had a smile on her face.  If Annie was around, you knew there were good times ahead filled with laughter and enjoying life.  She was the most unselfish person and would do anything to help and would give her last dollar to anyone.  Annie was Classy, Sassy and Perfect.

Life changed dramatically when Cleve was diagnosed with cancer and passed away Aug 30, 2004.  After Cleve’s passing life was never quite the same. She lost a piece of her heart never to be replaced.  Annie left their home on the mountain and moved to Vernal where she devoted all her time and energy to her girls and grandkids.  They were her world and meant everything to her.  Her life revolved around them, she loved their visits, shopping with them, going to their activities and spoiling them rotten.  She genuinely loved them to the Moon and Back.

Annie is leaving a big void in our world. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all that knew her.  What will be missed most by her girls is her laugh with her sassy personality and classy ways and morning coffee and talks.  Her family is at peace knowing she has been reunited with the love of her life, Cleve, and look forward to being together again.  

Annie is survived by her daughters, CleAnn Yates of Vernal and Carly Yates (Lance Betts) of Roosevelt, grandkids, Kayden, Carter, Cruz and Jazlynn Jensen, Brayden Belk, sister Bonnie Broadhead, brother in-law Marlin Yates, and nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Cleve Bryan Yates, parents, Yvonne & Terrell Carter, sister, Caroline Oakey, father & mother-in-law, Mont & Betty Yates and brother-in-law Jeffery Yates.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6-8pm at the Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary.  Memorial gathering will be Wednesday March 24, 2021, at noon at the Little Hole Boat ramp on the Green River (a special place for her), Carl Ray Collett will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 1pm at the Dutch John Memorial Park in Dutch John, Utah.


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