Betty Yvonne Neuenschwander
October 20, 1928 - October 26, 2016
Betty Yvonne Neuenschwander, 88, passed away October 26, 2016. She was born October 20, 1928 in Berne, Ind. to Albert and Helen Reusser.
Yvonne, which is the name she used, grew up with Virgil Neuenschwander who lived in the same neighborhood in Berne. They married September 27, 1947, following high school. In 1951 they moved to Talent, Ore. and occupied a small house next to her mom and dad.
Yvonne remained a homemaker throughout the next 20 years, raising four sons. She and Virgil moved to Ashland in 1956, living first at 223 Maple Street. In 1964 they moved to a newly built home at 1008 Linda Ave., where she resided until her passing.
In 1970, Yvonne went to work for Dumas Linen Supply and then for the City of Ashland in the finance department where she retired in 1987. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, needle point, and weekly card games with her close friends. Yvonne had a tremendous faith in the Lord and took great joy in her church family at First Baptist Church in Ashland.
She is survived by four sons, Terry (Vickie) and Ted, both of Ashland, Claude (Kristine) of Grants Pass, and Michael (Michelle) of Medford; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil May 13, 2000.
Yvonne received amazing care during the last years of her life. Special thanks go to Vickie, Terry, Ted, Imelda, Belkys, Marina, Christine, Maureen, Victoria, Joy, and Wendy.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the First Baptist Church at 2004 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Ore. There will be a private family graveside gathering at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Medford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medford Gospel Mission, the Dunn House, or the Ashland Community Health Center.