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Elmer Youngblood
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Elmer Youngblood

Elmer Youngblood, 74, died on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Riverbank.

He was a native of Omaha, Arkansas and had lived in the Modesto and Riverbank area since 1980.

Mr. Youngblood proudly served in the U.S. Army and the 11th Airborne. He was in the army from 1953-1959 and also served in Korea.

He was a real estate broker for 16 years and a member of the American Legion Post 74 since 1987. He was a private pilot, plumbing contractor in the state of California, and one-half owner of two commercial fishing boats in Washington State.

He enjoyed flying, bowling, and watching boxing matches. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jan Youngblood of Riverbank; daughters, Naomi Youngblood of Paradise, Lesa Frey of Colorado, Cindy Youngblood of Chico, Julie Youngblood of Washington, Susie Rhamy of Alabama; son, Scott Youngblood of Modesto; stepdaughters, Sheryl Paul of Fresno and Kelly Flynn of Sonora; brothers, Ray Youngblood of Idaho and Bill Youngblood of Oroville; five half-sisters; one half-brother; 13 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.

Remembrances may be made to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, CA 95326.

Neptune Society of Central California, Fresno, in charge of arrangements.

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Dec. 26, 2007