McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


May 6, 2014

Elsie Fern (Yoss) Aguayo

McALESTER — Elsie Fern (Yoss) Aguayo, 81, of Kiowa, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her ranch.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cowboy Church of McAlester with the Rev. Mitchell Arteberry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born April 16, 1933, at home on the Yoss Dairy, she was the daughter of Fred and Evy (Hawkins) Yoss. She grew up on the dairy and worked along side her parents, brothers and sisters.

She graduated from McAlester High School with the Class of 1951. She attended college and worked as an accountant form Catalina Sports Wear as their chief accountant.

Following retirement, she worked as the family accountant for the family ranch, El Broko Ranch.

Survivors include her husband, Ricardo Anciso, of the ranch; daughter, Anna Pursell and husband, James, Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren, Cassandra Ontman, of California, Rachelle Pursell, Costa Mesa, and David Pursell, Costa Mesa; great-grandchildren, Taylor Ontman, Kaeleen Wendel, Emilee Wendel and Isabell Wendel; one great-great-granddaughter, Isabella Ontman; sisters, Velma Louise Stubblefield and Evy LaVerne Key, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Don Neal Ontman; husband, Donis Aguayo; sisters, Selma, Helen, Belva and Fredericka, and brothers, William, infant brother and Jesse.

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