Anne M Yero of Cedar City, UT, died January 11, 2018. Anne was born to Howard and Razzle Small on March 25, 1954 in Seattle, WA and grew up in the beach cities of CA. She has a brother, Eric and sister Elaine (Ruud). Anne became an LDS convert at the age of 13 and followed its precepts throughout her life. Anne married Jack McCloskey with whom she had three children: Oliver, Elizabeth and Jake (Yanavey). In 1990, Anne married Terrence Yero. Together, they joyously raised Anne’s grandson, Garth, from 16 months forward.
Anne received her Bachelor’s at SUU and Master’s in Counseling at NAU, Flagstaff. Her dream of working with women’s issues was met when she became the Executive Director of Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center in 1998 in Cedar City, UT. She established a solid program, writing grants and firming up protocol. She diligently did community outreach speaking, teaching, and training for many organizations. Anne sat on the counsel for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. She was very proud of her work and especially enjoyed facilitating the DV groups, calling the participants “her women.” She was the director for 12 years until she began struggling with Early Onset Alzheimers in 2010 at the age of 56. Anne was also pleased with the book she wrote pertaining to women’s issues and her personal journey called: Cauldera, A Woman’s Story (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc).
Anne and Terrence loved the Colorado Plateau. They enjoyed traveling and had a fulfilling and loving marriage of 27 years. She had unconditional love for her children despite their ups and downs. Anne is survived by her husband, Terry Yero; children Oliver, Elizabeth and Jake (Yanavey) McCloskey; step-daughter Jaimi (Ryan) Neilson; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step grandchildren; a brother Eric Small and a sister Elaine Rudd.
Memorial services will be held January 17, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the LDS Rock Church (75 East Center, Cedar City, UT). A receiving of family and friends will be held prior from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Southern Utah Mortuary. Online memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.sumortuary.com.
A special thanks to Intermountain Hospice, Bob, Serpa and Nicole, 5 County Association, Norma and Ann and Teresa Jackowich. Donations may be made to CCWCC or Alzheimers.org.