Jan M. Yates

jan yates

May 5, 1939 ~ March 4, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Jan M. Yates, 79, born on May 9, 1939, in Enid, Okla. and passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2019. Survived by husband, Dick Yates; daughter, Kelly Yates; son, J.D. Yates; and grandson, Trey Yates. Preceded in death by parents, George 'Doc' and Mercedes 'MiMi' (Cansler) Hutchison. Momma Jan was a caretaker of the family, and everyone in general, if it wasn't going to ball games or cheerleading, she was traveling and taking horses to the rodeo. The family was her entire life and she was theirs! Cremation has taken place, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 5 p.m. April 6, 2019, at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Jan Yates Memorial Fund c/o Colorado Bank and Trust, 23051 E. U.S. Hwy 50, Pueblo, CO 81006. ATTENTION: The Courtyard at Marriott has agreed to discount room rates for the service. Just tell them you're with the Yates family.

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  1. Dick, JD, Kelly and Trey, we are in prayer for you I this time of grief. We pray Gods care and comfort for all of you. Your friends , Gary & Sue Campbell

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of our dear friend, Jan. We admired her strength, beauty, and devotion to her family. We shared many laughs along the way and I was honored to be her dentist. May God bless you all and give you comfort as you grieve her loss.
    Dr. Jim Swanson and Bennie

  3. I’m so sorry for your lost, my thoughts and prayers are with Dick, Kelly, JD, and Trey. Heaven gained an angel that will be missed by many.

  4. I feel such a loss even tho I haven’t been in your lives for a spell. We’ve made some good memories many moons ago. I send my sincere energy and affection to Dick, Kelly, JD and Trey. I hope to see you on April 6th if blizzards stay away.

  5. A tremendous loss! She leaves an amazing legacy to her family and has had a profound effect on all who came in contact with her. She will always be with us in spirit, yet my heart is saddened!! Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for this dear family!

  6. Dear Dick, Kelly, JD and Trey,

    What a profound loss for you, your extended family, and the many people Jan touched during her life. She was an amazing woman who will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers to you during this difficult time.

  7. Losing Jan will leave a huge hole in the lives of her amazing family, but she will be missed and thought about by so many people she has touched. I sit here and think of her smile and her laugh. Sending love and care to all of you as you make you way through your grief. But never forget she is always right beside you in whatever you do. That will never change.

  8. Dear Dick, JD, Kelly and Trey,

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. It was a treat to see Jan at the Mtn States Circuit Finals two years ago. Our paths haven’t crossed very many times in the past years, but we follow the family and reminisce about days gone by.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Linda (Hahn) Workman, Charlotte and Don Hahn

  9. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
    May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

    My deepest sympathy

  10. One of the kindest people I’ve ever met in my lifetime. We should all aspire to be as kind as Miss Jan. She touched the lives of thousands with her love of family and friends and the commitment to her life.

    Deepest Condolences to the great family she leaves behind.

  11. We are so very sorry for Jan’s passing. What a great lady, the glue to many, words cannot express how we all feel. I know y’all are strong, and will get through this, but, I still pray for y’all everyday to make it easier. Life goes on, and its the hardest for us left on this earth to deal with it everyday. Stay strong hugs and prayers to all your family

  12. So sorry for your loss,she will greatly be missed. I will never forget coming to your home. Great memories

  13. JD, Trey and Family
    No words can make this easier. Just know our prayers an thoughts are with you all during this difficult time! Cherish the memories. Love to you all.

  14. Dear JD & Family – We are sorry and deeply saddened by your family’s tremendous loss. Please know you are being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.

  15. Dick, J. D. Kelly and Trey
    We were so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say good bye to those we love and care about. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Dick, J.D, Kelly and Trey,
    We were so shocked to hear about Jan. She was an amazing lady. Sending our deepest condolences, sending prayers to y’all.
    Sabrina, Casey and Dakota

  17. Dear Dick, JD, Kelly and Trey…
    We are broken hearted with the news about Jan! Our fondest memories are of the many times spent with you all in Pueblo. We were so lucky to have known her and will be eternally greatfull for her friendship and patience and guidance. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we will cherish our memories of Jan!

  18. So sorry to hear of this great loss to the Yates Family. I know she will be greatly missed. I know on a personal note that I consider myself one of the lucky ones who had the privilege to have known her. I will never forget her insisting on serving me dinner one time as I was leaving their place with a horse back to Missouri. The best beans and cornbread ever.

  19. We are so sorry to hear of your loss!! Jan was a very strong woman and she will be missed! Dick, Kelly, JD and Trey you are all in our prayers!! May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort and guide you in the days ahead!!

  20. Prayers to the family, Jan was such a great lady to be around she was always there for her family land friends. Lee&Peg;

  21. So very sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Jan. She was a wonderful woman who gave all she had to her family and friends. God provide strength to all the live ones!

  22. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Believing God has you surrounded as a shield in His love, peace, and comfort.

  23. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers and strength to her family and friends. Hugs to you all.

  24. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Jan was always there for everyone- what an awesome lady she was!! Love to you all.

  25. I am very sorry for the loss of your dear Jan. May the memories you shared together bring you comfort during this difficult time. God’s word provides comfort to those broken at heart by means of a hope…a hope to see our loved ones again. John 5:28,29.

  26. Dick, Kelly, JD and Trey,
    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. You have many years of happy memories to help you get through this loss. May these memories give you the strength to get through this loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time✝️

  27. Know your family is sad and grieving. Jan was a member of that unique rodeo generation: helpful, encouraging, and have FUN! She had a vast outreach. Thank you for sharing your wife, mother, grandmother.

  28. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all

  29. Dick, JD, Kelly and Trey
    Jan made a big impact on so many of our lives! Thanks for sharing your family and putting your lives in the spot light for all to see!!! Jan was an icon and a women figure for a lot of us ! We gained a strong angel in heaven! Be at peace and my prayers to you all!!!!

  30. JD, Dick, and Trey,
    Our Condolences to all of you! Prayers to you in the healing process.

  31. We were so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all- Dick, Kelly, JD & Trey.

  32. Strength and prayers to all of you. Jan was a wonderful lady!
    Love to you all,
    Deanna Morrison and Sam Mirgan

  33. What a Great Lady! ….I am sorry to hear about the loss to the Yates family, my thoughts are with you.

  34. We were sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gail and Char Wares.

  35. Thoughts and prayers to all. May heaven rejoice at her arrival and the hundreds of wonderful family memories give you comfort and peace!

  36. So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a kind welcoming lady. May you find courage to deal with your great loss.

  37. Jan always made us feel welcome in her home or in the grandstand!
    Thank you Jan! You were one of a kind. You will be missed !
    Sending prayers for Dick, Kelly, JD and Trey

  38. Gostaria muito de ter conhecido a Jan. Infelizmente não pude. Sei que era uma pessoa maravilhosa. Certeza que todos sentirão muito sua falta. Mas hoje o céu está mais alegre com sua presença. Que Deus de o conforto a todos os seus familiares.

  39. Condolences to the rest of the Yates family. Your are a part of my growing up in the 80. Jan and family always made me feel welcome at the ranch, I will forever hold my memories close for riding and jumping on the trampoline in the backyard thanks for all the fun memories and the kind friendship over the years! Rest in peace sweet lady. Heaven definitely got a caregiver. Angel wings

  40. We are sorry to here about Jan our son worked for the yates family for a couple of years. Every time we visited Jan and Dick treated us like family. They are truly a great family and good people.

  41. Dick, J D, Kelly and Trey, We have a heavy heart, always really liked Jan, always appreciated things she done! She was a true rodeo mom, always had a story to tell me. She will be truly missed, and never forgotten.

  42. Jan was a very neat & special lady!! Along with a very special family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  43. She was the force behind a winning family, as was a great help to so many in the horse business when they needed it. I enjoyed all my time visiting with Momma Jan at tons of events over the years, as she going to be missed by so many people, as well as her family. My thoughts & prayers are with Dick, Kelly, JD, and Trey.

  44. I am so sorry that we won’t be able to make Jan‘s celebration of life. With the busy market in Las Vegas, we have to stay here and take care. I would like to express all of my love and sympathy to the entire family. Jan was a true warrior in heart and soul. Heaven has been blessed to gain angel like her.

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