HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Carol Gordon Yoke, 56, died unexpectedly in her sleep in her home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. on May 7th. Carol was born on Nov. 4, 1956 in Great Bend to Tom and Nona Gordon. She attended school in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1974. She graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1978. In 1982 she married Richard Yoke in Denver, Colo. She was a loving mother to Preston, Mackenzie and Logan. She defined the term “soccer mom,” taking them to practice and games all over the country. She worked in the family restaurant business as the bookkeeper.
Carol was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Denver, Colo., Delta Gamma Sorority at Colorado College and PEO in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
She is survived by her children, Preston Gordon Yoke, Makenzie Ann Yoke and Logan Michael Yoke; her sister, Cynthia Wine; and her parents Tom and Nona Gordon.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial, CO 80112. Condolences or a memorial to PEO International for their Program For Continuing Education for women or the charity of your choice may be sent to Carol Yoke Memorial, P.O. Box 337771, Greeley, CO 80633.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 30, 2013**