Thomas Howard Yates

September 3, 1930 - January 20, 2019

Funeral Service January 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

Thomas Howard Yates,  September 3, 1930 to January 20, 2019 Thomas H Yates, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away January 20, 2019 peacefully at home in North Logan, Utah.

Tom was born September 3, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas A Yates and Lillian Melba Duke Yates. He has one brother, Jack Allen Yates. Even though Tom and Jack were 14 years apart, they were very close. Tom grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High School. He married his sweetheart, Connie Lee Johnson, in 1950— later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

Tom loved fishing and hiking when young. He was a devoted and skillful genealogist and an avid book reader. He loved chess and competed in tournaments. He loved music and dancing. His favorite sports were football and track. He enjoyed writing poetry and has written many books—novels, genealogical, and historical. Tom loved nature—enjoying beautiful places together with Connie. They also loved dancing, playing games, picnics, and just being together. Tom loved spending time with family.

He served in the US Navy and Navy Air Corp in the Korean War. Tom was an Electronics Manufacturing Manager and a Master Roofing Contractor. Tom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings and fulfilled a mission with his sweet wife in Alberta Canada.

Tom is survived by his wife, Connie; and their six children: Thomas R (Cindy), Michael (Colette), Barbara, Joyce (Mark), Shauna (Scott), Jeffrey (Grace); his brother, Jack (Dawn); sister-in-law; Cathi (Spencer), brother-in-law; Clair, 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, with 2 “on the way.” Preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; grandson, Officer Charlie Skinner; and sister-in- law, Patsy Harris.

Funeral Services will be held January 25, 2019, 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints; 2540 N 400 E, North Logan, Utah. Prior to the funeral, there will a viewing at the same location from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment will be at the Logan Cemetery 1000 N 1200 E, Logan, Utah. Our thanks to Cache Valley Mortuary for their help and assistance in this time of sorrow. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed to the family online at

The family would like to thank Signature Homecare & Hospice for their wonderful help and loving care and a special loving thanks to Stephanie, Tom’s hospice nurse.  The family would also like to thank granddaughters, Heidi Elder and Holly Parker for the wonderful care they gave.



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Daddy's Memorable Sayings~~~Connie, where's my pie?What's the word?Greetings and Salutations!What's going on out here?I'm here now, start over!Ugh Ugh-a-boo ugh-a-boo ugha-a.This here, is my angel Connie.I love you, too. Soooo much!
- Sha Sha

A favorite memory: Gathering 30+ Christmas Trees... piled high in the truck... slipping and sliding in the snow. The trees were used for garden mulch in his orchard.
- Jeff Yates

My Father, Jack Yates, loved his brother so very deeply. Over the years of my life, he had told me so many stories and great things about my uncle Tom that my father was so proud of. I am very proud to have had an uncle like him. A man that honored our Heavenly Father, loved his family, sacrificed for each of us through his service in the Navy, and being a very sharp looking individual. The look in my fathers eyes when he would talk about my Uncle Tom looked exactly like that look that Uncle Tom would have talking about anything.
- David Yates

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January 25, 2019 at 11:00 am |

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January 25, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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1000 N 1200 E, Logan, Utah

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