Augusta Johanna Younkin, “Jo”, was born on April 14, 1928 to Joel and Lewella Hansen in Rockwood, OR.
The Hansen family grew to eight children, Lillian, Marie, Esther, Carl (“Bud”), Jo, Nita, Norie, and David. In 1954, Jo married Robert Younkin. Jo and Bob lived in the UK and throughout the US until Bob retired from the Air Force in 1968. From 1968 through 2004 Jo and Bob lived in Vancouver, Washington where Jo worked at Jantzen and Hewlett Packard. In 2004, Jo & Bob move to Athol, Idaho to live with son Larry and grandsons Jess & Steven.
Throughout her life, Jo was known as a very strong woman while being a caretaker for anybody who needed help. She loved her family, her friends, her pets, and gardening. Jo passed peacefully on August 1, 2017 at Schneidmiller Hospice House. She is survived by her brother, David; sister, Norie; son, Larry; grandson, Jesse; Bugs & Snowball.
A viewing will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Yates Funeral Home - Hayden Chapel, 373 E. Hayden Ave., Hayden, ID with a funeral service following at 12 Noon. Everyone is invited to attend a reception after the funeral at the Yates Gathering Center, 373 E. Hayden Ave., Hayden, ID.
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