Yvette Elness

Yvette Elness

September 1, 1941 – February 11, 2021

Yvette was born on September 1, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Florence English and Harold English.  She graduated high school in Hawaii, then moved to Southern California at 19 years old.  She married Theodore Elness in 1961 and had four children.  She was a former sorority member of Beta Sigma Phi and held many titles in the Order of the Eastern Star chapters.

Yvette is survived by her children Mark (Lorna) Elness of Manteca, CA, Mike (Caroline) Elness of Manteca, CA, Monica (James) Sult of Quanah, TX, and Bryon (Melissa) Elness of Modsesto, CA, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Agar English.  

Her kindness, generosity, and laughter will be missed by her friends and family. 

A celebration of Yvette’s life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 25th at the Turlock Masonic Lodge, 108 S. Thor Street in Turlock.


  • Donna Geary March 17, 2021 4:47 pm

    Yvette was a sweet and kind woman. I enjoyed her Hawaiian style cooking RIP

  • Patti Cady September 13, 2021 7:37 pm

    I always enjoyed visiting with Yvette. She had a kind and beautiful soul
    I will miss her.

  • Darla lee February 24, 2022 2:29 am

    I was sad to learn of Yvette’s passing
    She was a wonderful person and I have great memories of our time working together. She was a blessing to all who knew her

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