Barbara Yelverton

Obituary of Barbara J Yelverton

On Thursday, December 9th, 2022, Barbara J. Yelverton Ph.D., loving mother and grandmother passed away. She was 82.

Barbara was born on May 23rd, 1940 in Leesburg, PA to Conrad and Stella Kowalski. She was preceded in death by her spouse John Yelverton. She leaves behind her son William Yelverton, daughter Jenifer McQuarie and husband Joey McQuarie, her two granddaughters Jamie and Jessie, three great grandchildren, sister Wanda Conrad, nieces, nephews, and her caretaker Morgan MacFadden.

Barbara worked as a high school teacher, retiring after 30 years. She taught Biology and Chemistry. In 1982, she was even voted favorite teacher at Eldorado High School.

After retirement, she earned her Ph.D. in Education from The University of New Mexico, while also working there. 

Barbara had many interests in life; but none rivaled her interest in football. She was a season ticket holder at UNM for many years. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for you to please make donations to the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico. 

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