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1956 Michael 2020

Michael Yeary

October 29, 1956 — August 31, 2020

Michael Alan Yeary, 63, of Colorado passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. Graveside Service: 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 7, 2020 at Naruna Cemetery. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Michael Yeary, was born on October 29, 1956, in the small town of Lampasas, TX. His childhood out in the country would develop a passion for the great outdoors that would follow him for the rest of his life. He graduated from Lampasas High and went on to get a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M, majoring in Wildlife Ecology. During this time he always found his way back out to the land he was raised on in, Naruna. His great love for nature and wildlife would propel him into his life long pursuit of Wildlife Services. Michael began his career with Wildlife Services as the Dallas Urban Wildlife Control Specialist in May 1979. In the summer of 1980, he transferred to a Rural Wildlife Specialist position in Amarillo, Texas. After spending approximately five years in that position, he became the Bird Biologist in Oklahoma City. Kansas was the next stop for Michael in 1986, serving the program in a Wildlife Biologist position until June 1991. He then moved to Colorado and served as Assistant District Supervisor until 1995. He began his tenure as the Lakewood District Supervisor in 1995. Before Michael passed, he was working as the Assistant Western Region Director for USDA AHPIS Wildlife Services. In this pivotal position he oversaw the Wildlife Services Programs for Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. During this career he was stationed at the Western Regional Office in Fort Collins, Colorado. His passion for wildlife not only built his career but formed long-lasting bonds as a volunteer in many organizations. He served as the Chairman of the Colorado Bowhunters Association for over 9 years. Michael also gave back to his community in various ways, volunteering countless hours with “The Hunt of a Lifetime,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling hunting and fishing wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Michael found a way to use his great knowledge and experience in hunting to fulfill the dreams of countless struggling children. Michael lived a life dedicated to preserving God’s creation and sharing his passion for the great outdoors. Some of Michael's passions in life were his children, hunting, and his faith. Over the years he shared these passions and passed down his vast knowledge to the next generation. Michael went to be with his Lord on August 31, 2020. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Lorena Yeary. Michael is survived by his father, Willerson Yeary, his children, Seth and Autumn, along with his grand child, Violet. He is also survived by his sister Mary Anne, her husband Stephen Cast, their children and spouses Brooke, Brett, Samantha, Todd, and Caroline, along with their children, Logan, Emersyn, and Weston.
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