She was born March 27, 1962, in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Charles and Berdina (Marshno) Nephew. Yvonne was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
She was married on July 5, 1980, to Rochester Clark Jr. in Rome, New York; they separated in 1993.
Yvonne is survived by her father and step-mother Charles and Dianne Nephew of Buffalo, New York; four siblings: Carol Ann Bulson and Galen Nephew of New York and Sherie Nephew and Dawn Barnes of Kansas; a close uncle Ron Hart “Uncle Herm” of New York; four children: Nanette Clark and Nicholas Clark of New York, Nathaniel Clark of Minnesota and Nolita Clark of North Carolina; and four grandchildren: Marlena Clark and Isaiah Collins of North Carolina and twins Alexis and Amara of New York.
A special thanks to Brian Melton of Syracuse, New York her longtime boyfriend of 20 years who stood by her side along with her family, until she took her final breath. The love he had for her was unwavering and unconditional. Yvonne was someone who always found something to smile or laugh about regardless of any obstacles she faced in life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and pets, cookouts and feeding people, and listening to music.
She is preceded in death by her mother; Berdina V. Marshno (2018) and brother James “Jimmy” Nephew (2011).
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Farone & Son Inc Funeral Home 1500 Park Street Syracuse, New York 13208, services will be private.
- Courtesy of the Clark Family