THANK YOU:  Youngdeer family thanks community

by Jul 28, 2014OPINIONS0 comments

The Merritt Youngdeer Sr. family would like to thank the community for all the love and support shown to the Merritt “Bub” Youngdeer Jr. family during our great time of need.  We would also like to thank:  Neve Hagberg-Family Services, Chief Hicks, Vice Chief Larry Blythe, Birdtown Rep. Tunney Crowe, Tribal Construction Brian Waldroup and Crew, Birdtown Free Labor, Tsali Manor, Cherokee Cancer Support, Cherokee Indian Police, churches and singing groups.  We would also like to thank Phyllis Shell, Regina Swimmer, and Patrice Tappe for their special songs during the services for our son.

We would also like to thank everyone who brought food, flowers, set cards, called, and prayed for our family.  Thanks to Macedonia Baptist church for all you support and love for our family.  Pastor Dan Conseen and Ms. Tracy, and Little Bro. Daniel for all they did for us.  Our son’s special friends, Ms. Theresa McCoy and Bro. Ed and Ms. Cherry who spoke at the set-up.  Our daughters Connie, Audra, and Lauren, my sister Judy Nelson and Husband John, Lulie’s sister Ruth Schlaudroff, cousin Faye Taylor, niece Kelly Underwood, and grand niece Kaila Underwood for travelling to Cherokee and helping us so much.  Also, thanks to the services of Longhouse Funeral Home and Pall Bearers.   Special thank you to Jodi and Jonah Taylor, Eddie and Susie Welch, Delores and John Henry Maney, Flora Bradley, Alice Dyer, Cancer Support Staff, and Annie Dale Lawrence.   Most of all, “Thanks be unto God for His Unspeakable Gift” – Jesus Christ who saved our son.


Merritt “Bub” Youngdeer Jr. family