Therese (Tess) Yackshaw, age 44, passed away unexpectedly in Jacksonville, FL on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Tess was born September 11, 1968, in Cleveland, OH, and was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University. Tess moved to Orlando, FL before settling in Jacksonville as a Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist, and Professional Bodyworker. Tess loved to help people with their life every day and reminded them to live their dreams. Tess' love extended to stray animals, giving them a loving home and a second chance.
Survivors include her 11 siblings, Matthew (Kathryn); Jean Anne Strebinger (Richard); Jane Loisdaughter (Paul Dixey); Martha Lois; Keith (Marla); Mary Hagenbaugh (John); Helen Conger (David); John (Jennifer); Ann Margaret; Agnes; Catherine (William Norton); and many nieces and nephews. Tess was preceded in death by her parents, Lois Marie Lynch and Robert Richard Yackshaw.
Family and friends can gather to celebrate Tess' life in Cleveland, OH or Jacksonville, FL. The Cleveland service will be on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Manor House at Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm, 37125 Fairmont Blvd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022. The family will receive friends starting at 11 a.m., with a service at 1 p.m., followed by a light lunch. The Jacksonville service will be on Saturday, August 10, 2013 starting at 9 a.m. at Jacksonville Beach. Meet in front of the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard facility, 2 Ocean Front North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Tess by donating to the Jacksonville Humane Society or a local animal rescue or shelter of your choice.