Dawn Ann Roozeboom Yutzy (Dewey), age 48 of Latta, South Carolina, passed away on August 28th 2021 with her husband, Lyle at her side in Casper, Wyoming.
Dawn was born in Olympia, Washington to parents Bobbi (Keating) Roozeboom and Richard Keating. Dawn graduated from High School in Vernonia, OR in 1991.
Dawn had enough credits to receive her BS degree in some declared field of study but chose course work in the areas that interested her vs achieving a degree. Dawn wasn’t about a title; she was about learning and knowledge and was a very intelligent woman. Dawn received her real estate license in 2006 and worked with Sage Creek Realty. She excelled in that arena as well as providing Lyle the experience and understanding of home remodeling; together they flipped several of their rental properties.
Many of you know, Dawn had her own set of rules. Her stubbornness, intelligence and morals often got in the way and she did what was ‘right’ vs what most do, ‘whatever it takes to stay in the game.’ She sometimes just chose not to play.
In each of their homes, Dawn put a picture of Jesus and below it says, “ When in doubt – look up”.
Dawn went on to achieve her mastery of life coaching credentials and was in the process of creating her own social media platform that focused on pure health and happiness for the masses. Dawn was knowledgeable and interested in self-sustainment. Please visit her website: purehealthandhappiness.com.
Dawn worked tenaciously to balance home, the needs of the boys and her own career secondary to Lyle’s. Dawn would rant and rave, but always tried her best to teach the boys what right and wrong look like. Everyone always said Lyle had more patience, but that truly wasn’t the case. This past year Dawn homeschooled their youngest which was rewarding for them both as Mark learned in new and different ways. Dawn carried the burdens of her family unselfishly.
Dawn and Lyle enjoyed many interests and hobbies together, generally around the outdoors. They backpacked, hunted and fished together and yet she was flexible enough to turn from “mountain girl” to comfortably attend a formal event. Lyle was always so proud to have her at his side.
The family is very grateful for the army of the worldwide prayer warriors throughout and now as everyone tries to accept Dawn’s passing as the will of God.
A Celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at the Jeffery Center, 315 W. Pine St. Rawlins, WY. 82301 On November 27th, 2021 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Sinclair Baptist Church, 400 Lincoln Ave, Sinclair, WY 82334
Dawn is survived by her husband, Lyle Maynard Yutzy of Latta, SC; her children, Shawn Ostrander (Mickell) of Billings, MT; Ezekiel and Mark Yutzy of Latta, SC; her siblings, Colleen Keating Ashley and Janet Keating Carroll of Alaska; Paula Roozeboom Sheen, John and Harold Roozeboom of Burns, OR; Michael Hall of La Pine, OR; Rich Yutzy of Lewiston, ID; and Jinja Yutzy of Kent, WA; Emma, Laura and Daniel Yutzy of Hutchinson, KS; her parents Barbara Roozeboom of Rawlins WY, Jim Roozeboom of Burns OR; Sherry (Richard) George of Rio Rico, AZ ;and Maynard (Jaynie) Yutzy of Hutchinson, KS; her grandmother Phylis Roozeboom of Eddieville, IA; and by her grandchildren, Tyler, Luke and Casey Ostrander of Billings, MT. She is pre-deceased in death by her biological father, Richard Keating.
Shawn and Mickell Ostrander’s triplets, Dawn’s grand babies, will truly miss special times shared with FaceTime reading in addition to their visits. Dawn will be severely missed by all those left behind.
Dawn was an intensely vibrant person who deeply loved the Lord and her family. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Psalm 23 does a great job of describing the faith Dawn had: “The lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quite waters. He restores my soul; he guides me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
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