Elna Yoast was born in Fargo, Oklahoma on June 30, 1918. She moved to Colorado in 1931 and loved the mountains. Elna worked some in Reno, Nevada before getting a job in the Dunckley, Colorado area, where she met her future husband, Gilbert Yoast. They were married on May 8, 1938, in Hayden. They raised a family of seven children. She is survived by her sons Jim of Silt, Bill and Frank of Craig; her daughters Betty Talkington and Marian Pape of Craig, Jody Burdick of Aurora and Linda Roberts of Greeley. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, 6 sisters and a brother. She was preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Cora McCoy., 3 sisters, 3 brothers, a son-in-law, 2 grand sons and her husband. Elna died on February 3, 2014, at the Sandrock Ridge Care Center in Craig. Graveside services and interment were at the Hayden Cemetery.