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Yvonne B Gerber

June 18, 1933 — February 25, 2023

Yvonne B Gerber

Yvonne Gerber passed in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 as her husband Robert, of

66 years held her hand.

Yvonne was born in Wisconsin and lived there until 1973 when she moved to Phoenix with her husband

and 5 children to begin a new adventure of owning Dairy Queens. The Gerber’s started with one on 19th

Ave. and Peoria. By the time they moved to Prescott in 1984 they and their children had owned and

operated 3 very successful Dairy Queens. The original as well as 19th Ave. and Thunderbird and Paradise

Valley Mall.

In 1984 she moved to Prescott with Robert as the new owners of the Willow Creek Inn. After retiring

from the restaurant business, she enjoyed hiking with the Trek About Club from the YMCA, kayaking

with friends at Watson Lake, volunteering with Sacred Heart Church as well as the Prescott Center for

the Arts and reading. Her love of reading inspired her children to have a Little Library installed in her

honor at a small park near her home. The library was featured in the Prescott Courier which started a

trend of little libraries to be installed throughout town.

Yvonne’s husband Robert and children Mike Gerber (Michelle), Michele Gerber, John Gerber (Kate),

Jeanine Woods (Michael), and Gregg Gerber along with her grandchildren Shannon Gerber-Meyers as

well as Jack and Sam Woods will have a memorial in her honor.

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Past Services


Monday, March 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

150 Fleury Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

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