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Barbara McCoy Youngberg

November 4, 1928 — July 9, 2021

Barbara McCoy Youngberg

Arriving into this world on November 4th, 1928 in Seeley, California, Barbara was the third of nine children born to Joseph and Lutie McCoy.

The McCoy’s were not immune to the challenges of the Great Depression and faced many hardships. An incredibly strong-willed and motivated woman, Barbara never let the obstacles of her childhood define her and instead, let them empower her to create a beautiful life for her family and instill within them the importance of helping others.

Barbara Luella McCoy Youngberg, who passed away Friday, July 9th, 2021 at the age of 92, spent the first seven years of her career, after graduating from Santa Barbara High School, serving the biggest names during the heyday of glamorous air travel with Western Airlines. It is through her professional life that she found her personal passion for traveling and was introduced to her beloved husband of 62 years, William R.Youngberg. In a story always recalled with humor, Barbara first met Rory at a party before serendipitously meeting him again when he skied over her wrist, breaking it but also bringing them together for the foreseeable future. Together, they settled in Ogden, Utah, and were blessed with three children: Lisha, Kristian, and Lance.

Barbara was passionate about helping those in need and was especially generous with her beloved Ogden community. It was important to her to always support those who could no longer care for themselves and ensure they were able to remain active and had a friend.

In addition to her personal pursuits with Ogden seniors, she was also active in organized philanthropy. A 50-year member of PEO and the Mariam Chapter #14 of Eastern Star, she was particularly proud of her leadership roles serving as Worthy Matron, Worthy Grand Matron, and GGCCM, Visionquest 2006-2009.

Later in life, Barbara and Rory loved to support Weber State University and were excited to play a large role in the construction of the new WSC Athletic Center. A lover of sports, you could always count on her to cheer the Wildcats to victory at home and even travel with the team to attend away games.

Her generous heart didn’t stop with her work for the community. Barbara was a wonderful mother, “Grammies” and “Great-Grammies”. She was beloved by her family for her gentle demeanor, compassionate listening, witty sense of humor, grace, and ever-present support. Just as she was devoted to the Ogden community, she never failed to always show up for her family, no matter how small the event, to give her unconditional love and support.

A 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church, her family has faith she has been welcomed to heaven and joyfully reunited with her beloved parents, siblings (especially her sister Doris), and friends.

Her beautiful spirit will be forever missed but carried on by her husband Rory, children Lisha (husband Eric & family Danielle (Matthew, Sophia) and Steven), Kristian (wife Christine & son Ryan), and Lance.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will take place Saturday, July 17th with a reception at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (880 28th St.) followed by a service at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to SLC Shriners Hospital at donate.lovetotherescue.org.

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Reception

Saturday, July 17, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm (Mountain time)

First Presbyterian Church

880 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)

First Presbyterian Church

880 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403

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