WHEATLAND – A funeral service for Bette Ann Yost, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Wheatland. Interment will be held at the Wheatland Cemetery.
Bette passed away on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at her home in Wheatland.
Bette Yost was born on Monday, April 18, 1932, the daughter of John Bennington and Kathryn Susan (Mitchell) Phillippi in Wheatland.
Bette married Raymond Lee Yost on Nov. 18, 1951, in Wheatland. Bette and Raymond raised, showed and raced quarter horses for over 50 years in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota and Nebraska. Their pride and joy was Bordeaux Kirk (S.I. 104), winner of multiple stakes races. He broke or tied the track records at most Wyoming tracks and won over $50,000 over his career.
Her true loves were Raymond, her sons, and her grandchildren. She was instrumental in raising her granddaughters and nephew, Doug Rask. She was always young at heart and ready with a joke and a smile. She loved children, animals, art, music and wallpaper.
She will be dearly missed by her family and the community.
She is survived by her son, Don Yost of Wheatland; four granddaughters, Sommer Maier of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brittany (Dan) Nicholls of Omaha, Nebraska, Bailey (Corey) Wheeler of Cheyenne and Darbi (Kellan) Anderson of Spearfish, South Dakota; and nine great-grandchildren, Harlea and Reaghan Maier, Maddox and Grady Nicholls, Cambry, Canyon, and Ridgeland Wheeler, and Kaizlee and Lowen Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Yost, on Feb. 19, 2010; sons, Troy Ray Yost on Nov. 16, 1992, and Ron Lee Yost on July 22, 2002; nephews, John Phillippi and Doug Rask; and her siblings, Helen Louise Phillippi, Mary Jean Bask, Edward “Tuffy” Phillippi, and John “Jack” Phillippi.
A memorial to the Platte County Legacy Home, 100 Nineteenth Street, Wheatland, WY 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.