Berdeen Marie Yost Thorpe


Berdeen Marie Yost Thorpe, 86, of Sutherland, NE, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Sutherland Care Center.

Berdeen was born February 19, 1927, in Dundy County, NE to John and Frances Louella Donze. She was baptized in the Frenchman River at Hamlet, NE and grew up in Dundy County where she attended grade school then moved to Hitchcock County, NE and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1944.

Berdeen married William “Bill” Yost on August 6, 1945. To this union three sons were born: Jonathan Daniel Yost, Ronald Duane Yost and Randy Lou Yost. They moved to Sutherland in 1956. Her husband Bill preceded her in death in 1973. Berdeen worked at Good-Alls and T.R.W. for almost 22 years.

On June 24, 1977, Berdeen married George Robert Thorpe in North Platte, NE.

Survivors include her husband, George Thorpe, of Omaha, NE; her sons, Dan Yost, of Hastings, NE, Ron (Doris) Yost, of Alliance, NE and Randy (Dora) Yost, of Sterling, CO; two grandsons, Kyle (Kari) Yost, of Omaha, NE and Kipp (Mindy) Yost, of Castle Rock, CO; four great-grandsons, Peyton, Carson, and Brady Yost of Castle Rock, CO and Nolan Yost, of Omaha, NE; a stepdaughter, Maxine Newcomb, of Cambridge, Nebraska; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances Donze; her husband, Bill Yost; a sister, Darlene McCollum; a daughter-in-law, Dee Yost; and stepdaughter, Jean Fleming.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell, NE. Condolences may be shared at and memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements.