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Jay Yarn

| June 23, 2006 12:00 AM

Jay Allen Yarn, 42, of Gillette, Wyo., and formerly of Libby, died June 7, 2006, from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident five days earlier in Gillette.

Yarn was born Aug., 4, 1963, to Margaret Yarn of Shelby and the late Larry Yarn.

As a youngster, Yarn lived in Libby and then moved to Tacoma, Wash., where he earned a degree in welding.

Yarn in 1981 moved to Gillette, where he worked in the oil fields. He later returned to Tacoma and worked with his brother-in-law in construction.

Yarn in 1989 moved to Shelby, working for Dick Irwin Trucking, BNSF Railway and Hurley Trucking.

He returned to Gillette in 2001 and worked for Minserco, Interstate Detroit Diesel and Black Thunder coal mine as a welder-mechanic.

Yarn enjoyed working on and riding his motorcycle, fishing, cooking, family and the Seahawks.

He also is survived by his wife, the former Debra Cooper; a son, Kyle Yarn of Gillette; a daughter, Shannon Yarn DeVera of Gillette; a brother, Larry, of Shelby; two sisters, Donna Haberman of Mesa, Ariz., and Julie Schomer of Gillette; and three grandsons, Cassidy, Cameron and Alisa.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Ray Yarn.

The funeral was held June 12. Yarn was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.