Barbara Youngberg Obituary (1928-2020) – Ogden, UT

Barbara McCoy Youngberg

1928 ~ 2021

Ogden, Utah – Barbara Lulela McCoy Youngberg died peacefully asleep on Friday, July 9, 2020 at the age of 92. Barbara was born on November 4, 1928, the third of nine children to Joseph and Lutie McCoy in Seeley, California.

She graduated from Santa Barbara High School and attended a collage before being hired as a stewardess by Western Airlines, where she worked for 7 years. That’s where it developed

her desire to travel, which lasted her entire life with her husband, children and grandchildren.

While stationed by SLC for Western Airlines, she met her future husband at a party and then back on the ski slopes when he knocked her off the ski slope and broke her wrist. You and Rory

spent the next 62 years building a life together as husband and wife.

They settled and raised their three children in Ogden Utah, and she dedicated her life to the family, home, and philanthropy. She served as a 50-year-old member of Eastern Star Mariam Chapter # 14

as Worthy Matron, Worthy Grand Matron, and served GGCCM and Visionquest from 2006-2009. She was also a 50-year-old PEO member and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She and Rory loved helping Weber State University and were proud to help build the new WSC Athletic Center. As a member of the SLB Foundation, she supported many causes in Ogden and across the country. One of their favorites is the SLC Shriners Hospital.

She leaves behind her husband W. Rory Youngberg, their children and spouses Lisha (Eric) Ruud, Kris (Christine) Youngberg and Lance Youngberg. Grandson Ryan Youngberg, Steven Ruud and Danielle (Matthew) Ricard and great-grandson Sophia Ricard.

Barbara will be very much missed for her smile, kind words, and ability to make everyone feel special.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 17, at the First Presbyterian Church at 880 28th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Reception from 1:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. in the

Instead of flowers, please donate to SLC Children’s Hospital at or call 801-536-3500. Condolences can be shared with the family at

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune July 13 to July 18, 2021.

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