John Robert Youse, known as Johnnie, was born December 7, 1946, and went to heaven on February 4, 2019, from his home in Capitan, NM. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army who served in the 9th Air Calvary, C Troop, in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic. During his career he was a licensed air frame and power plant mechanic, truck driver, auto mechanic, and all-around handyman.
He is survived by wife Linda Lou Youse, and daughters, Robin LaGasse (Husband, Steve) and Crystal Sue Buckrem; grandchildren, Kyle (Wife, Kristen), Dalton (stationed in Korea), Fallon, Deagen and JoLynn of Florida; sister Linda Hood (Husband, Troy) of Rio Rancho; nieces, nephews; and several great nieces and nephews with whom he was close. He was predeceased by a daughter Malisa, of Florida and father and mother Mr. and Mrs. John R. Youse of Ruidoso.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Monday, February 18, 2018, 1:30 p.m., at Ft. Stanton State Veteran’s Cemetery.
May he rest in peace. He was my great uncle and he was very loved by many. We will all miss him and know that he is still loved and he will live on in our hearts and minds.
Brittany MeansRoswell, NM
Sherry Hoffer, NM
Johnny was a great friend for almost 50 years. We had our last visit a few weeks ago and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Johnny always had a big smile and was a friend to all.
Scot w. ChapmanLincoln, NM