Robert C. Youel 1933-2017


Nov. 21, 1933 — Jan. 7, 2017

Robert “Bob” Youel passed away Jan. 7, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Chicago, Ill. He spent his early years in Southern California. He attended the University of Santa Barbara where he met his future wife, Virginia “Ginny” Dyson; they married in 1956 (60 years).

The family moved to Placerville, Calif., in 1965, where Bob was an administrator and educator for the Placerville School District. In 1982 he and Ginny had the opportunity to work at the Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was the principal of the elementary school and was responsible for building a new school on the original site. In 1994 they returned home to family in Placerville. He became director of the Carson Pass Information Center on Highway 88 for the next 10 years.

Bob’s greatest love was for his family. He leaves his wife, Ginny; son, Steve Youel and wife, Patty Lynn; brother, William “Bill” Youel; grandson, Jason Rowe; and granddaughters, Alison and Kelsey Youel. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Rowe; and grandson, Adam Rowe.

Bob had a passion for the mountains and was an avid sports fan. Most importantly he was committed to and adored by his family and friends. Per his request, no public memorial service will be held. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the City of Placerville Recreation For Youth Fund, c/o Recreation and Parks Department, 549 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667.