Velma Arlene (Youngberg) Hanks

Born: Sat., Jun. 30, 1928
Died: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018


10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Tue., Sep. 04, 2018
Location: McKinnon LDS Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 04, 2018
Location: McKinnon LDS Chapel

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Velma Arlene Hanks, age 90, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was a long time resident of McKinnon, Wyoming.

Velma was born June 30, 1928, and raised in Lyman Wyoming.  She was the daughter of Adolph and Alice Youngberg and was the oldest of 6 children, brothers Robert, Wesley, Jerry, Lamar, and Dan.  Velma was a strong, beautiful, smart woman who married the love her life, Earl Hanks.  They moved to McKinnon, Wyoming and began their life together, raising their family.  She was an extremely talented and accomplished quilter and enjoyed sharing her creations with her family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting, reading books and cooking while providing for her family.

Velma is survived by her three sons, Larry Hanks and wife Patty of McKinnon, Wyoming, Kenneth Hanks and wife Bonnie of Green River, Wyoming and Clyde Hanks and wife Michelle of McKinnon, Wyoming; one brother Dan Youngberg and wife Charla of Lyman Wyoming; 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hanks of 66 years, granddaughter Jessica Hanks, parents and bothers Robert, Wesley, Jerry and Lamar.

Velma was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints and relied on her faith to guide her through life.  She had a strong testimony and love for her Savior and Heavenly Father.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the McKinnon LDS Church with a viewing starting at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow, at the Lyman City Cemetery.

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Katherine Kirby Newby
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
My prayers are with the Hanks family, may you find peace and comfort

Forrest & Gay Fry
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
Your Mother was such a sweet woman. We were sorry to see she passed on. We are sure she will be greatly missed. We want to send our thoughts & prayers for you all, at this tender time.
Gay & Forrest Fry

Paulette Youngberg & Family
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
So sorry to hear about Velma our hearts go out to all your family members

Samantha Merrell
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss! I sure will miss seeing her smiling face everyday at Arby’s! Sending prayers of comfort for your family!

gayle bacila
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
we will all miss Velma i got to know her quite well for the past couple of years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

L. Foster
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Ms. Velma. Death brings so much pain in our life, however God's words helps us to understand how Almighty God promise to undo all of what brings us pain, which includes death. (Revelation 21: 3, 4) To learn more, please visit and view the faith strengthening Video: What is the condition of the Dead.

Ruth Kriest
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
So sorry to read about Velma. She was my friend for long time. I can't come to service or viewing because I am across the country, in Pa. visiting my family. My sympathies. They both were great people.

Becky Sanchez
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
I'm very sorry for your loss.

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