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Patricia A. Yarbrough – Obituary

Name: Patricia A. Yarbrough

Age: 67

Born: 09-18-1954

Died: 10-02-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Patricia Ann Yarbrough (McKay) age 67, formerly of St. Cloud, MN passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2021. Patty was a vibrant member of the St. Cloud community for over 25 years.

Patty was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and moved to the U.S. at age 11. She enjoyed various homes throughout the U.S. with her family, finally settling in Minnesota in the late 1970’s.  She made St. Cloud her forever and most favorite home in 1983 when she moved to St. Cloud to expand the McKay Family dealerships with her husband Walt. McKay’s Family Dodge opened in January 1984 and Patty was passionately involved in every aspect of the business until her retirement in 2010.  During her time as a business owner she enjoyed being heavily involved in the St. Cloud Community and was especially passionate about her work with the Central Minnesota Boys & Girls Club.

In 2010 after her diagnosis with Frontotemporal Dementia, she bravely continued on while still being passionate about giving back. She found a love for the game of SkipBo, stayed active and always found reasons to laugh, sing and smile. During her final years she was beautifully cared for by her family and the amazing staff at the Wealshire of Medina.

Patty is survived by her 3 children and 3 grandchildren: Thomas (Sara) with their son Dominic, Pamela (Derek) Dockendorf with their daughters Lauren & Natalie and James, as well as her 5 siblings Robert, Gwen, Chuck, Emily & Marion.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents Grant & Shirley McKay and her former husband Walter Yarbrough. 

Services will be held for Patty on Saturday, October 9th at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. The family will be holding visitation from 11:00am – 1:00pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 1:00pm. Following the events at Daniel Funeral Home, the family will be hosting a celebration of Life at McKay’s Family Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram from 4-7pm.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers, to the Central Minnesota Boys and Girls Club. 


Guestbook for Patricia A. Yarbrough

Chris Yaudas
, Friend
October 8, 2021, 7:01 pm
My condolences to all of Patty's family. We spent many wonderful hours together on the IOGP circuit. I will never forget her beautiful singing voice and how she always made me cry when doing the Canadian and U.S. anthems at the races. She was a very special person. God bless all of you with comfort, peace and wonderful memories.
Lee & Judy Moening
, Friend
October 8, 2021, 3:34 pm
Tommy, Pamela & James We were so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. Patty was one of the BEST. She was generous, caring, and lots of fun.
John Schroeder
, Former vendor of Patty's
October 6, 2021, 8:21 pm
Tommy, Pam and James, I wanted to share condolences on your mother's passing. Patty was one of the classiest people I ever had the chance to work with. What you said in her obituary is so true...she truly cared about more than just selling vehicles. She gave back to the community in so many ways, and it was my honor to work closely with her for years on a program we did called "High Achieving Heroes" that highlighted high school students in the area who were excelling in the classrom, in extracurriculars and in community service. She was a special human being in so many ways and she will be missed by all of us. God's speed to you.

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