Cliphane Lee Yearout, 79, of Gearhart, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, in Portland.

Mrs. Yearout was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Portland, to Lee Earnest and Mary Morton.

Raised in Portland, she attended Girls Polytechnic High school, the University of Oregon and took classes at the Portland Art Museum.

Family members said that her life was a multifaceted work of art. She played violin in the Portland Youth Symphony. She sang in operas and many choruses. Her employment included decorating windows for Charles F. Berg, air-brushing at Hucks-Chatten Engraving and cartography for AT&T. She made her own clothing and was employed as a seamstress with Carson Pire Scott Company in Illinois while her husband, Paul Yearout, attended school. He survives and lives in Gearhart.

Mrs. Yearout studied ballet and taught ballroom dancing. She won many awards at Utah county and state fairs for clothing, watercolors and hand-thrown pottery, her most proficient and highly regarded art.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, David Yearout of West Valley City, Utah, and Mark Yearout of Stockton, Calif.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Hughes-Ransom Mortuary, 220 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside.

A memorial will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Astoria.

Committal will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

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