Celebrating the life of Robert Vernon "RV" Yates
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age he moved to a farm in Seymour, Missouri, where he went to school and
farmed the ranch. He graduated high school in 1960 from Seymour where he
met his beautiful wife Karen in 1961. RV & Karen had 3 beautiful children
Kim, Chris & Mark. In 1965 while Karen was pregnant with Kim, RV was badly
burned in a house fire and spent 6 months in the Burn Unit recovering.
Shortly after in 1966 they moved to Klein, Mt where RV loved chasing the
oil field. The family settled in Klein and never left. RV started "RV
Yates Welding Service" where he worked tell he passed away. He loved the
outdoors such as 4 wheeling, hunting, fishing and always stopping to
"smell the flowers".
His passion was welding, he loved working with everyone in the community.
He built tree guards for the city of Roundup, worked on the fire trucks
for the local fire Departments. If there was something someone needed RV
would figure out how to conquer it. He was a hard guy to hold on for sure!
"He was a pillar to the community"
He will be Greatly Missed!
He was proceeded in death by his loving wife Karen, his parents and
He is survived by his Sister Linda & Brother Richard, his son Mark
(Debra), Christopher, his loving daughter & Best Friend Kimberly.
Grandchildren- Janelle (James) & Athena, Casey & Caressa and
Reid Vernon who will be taking over the business.
Funeral Services at Roundup Cemetery East of town in Highway 12 east
Friday Sept. 10th @ 11
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17059 US Highway 12 East
Roundup, MT 59072