..."She was an inspiration to anyone who ever met her... She was happy. She was real. What you saw was what you got"... Because of her love for the ocean, she then joined the U.S. Navy and served three years as a petty officer pursuing a career as an EOD diver and underwater welder... Amy will be laid to rest beside her mother...
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[US] [TX] Amy Yager's gone. Her federal agent husband in segregated jail - ...[Lt. The National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed today that Yager is a federal agent with the Office of Secure Transportation Central Command in Amarillo... Gary] Trupe said there is no history of domestic violence involving the couple and officers had never previously responded to the address. But he said friends reported that the Yagers had "domestic issues"...
On her Myspace page, Amy posted that she is "the luckiest girl in Texas...." and her page there very much seems to center on being a wife to her husband - even the myspace url itself: www.myspace.com/davidswifeyamy But David, her federal agent husband, is in jail for shooting her twice, and now it seems, beating her.
Funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Wright Funeral Home in Franklin.
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'SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY'
Slain Amarillo woman mourned
By Dan Packard
September 16, 2008
[Excerpts] As police revealed new details Monday in the shooting death of Amy Yager, her friends recounted a "loving" and "generous" woman known for her taste and sophistication. "She was a beautiful lady," said Jennifer Hostetler, who became friends with Yager as students at Amarillo College. "She tackled life head-on. She was energetic - one of those people who was full of life. " That life ended tragically early Friday, allegedly at the hands of her husband. Police found the body of the 26-year-old around 4 a.m. in the bedroom of their home in the 6100 block of Hatfield Circle in Amarillo. Preliminary autopsy results show Yager received two gunshot wounds: one to the back and one to the head, police said Monday. Results of the autopsy performed Saturday in Lubbock also show Yager was beaten. Police said the preliminary cause of death was the gunshot wound to the head. Her husband, 26-year-old Jeff Yager, was arrested Friday morning and remained in the Randall County jail Monday on $250,000 bond on a charge of murder... Hostetler said Amy attended both Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University in pursuit of an interior-design career. "I knew she was going to be a great designer... She always had a sophisticated style about her... What intrigued me the most about this beautiful, sophisticated lady was that she was a welder in the Navy. I said, 'No way!'... She was the kind of friend who was always there for me... She was kind and generous and a very loving person. It's such a loss. We're just devastated"... Chrystal Staton said she also met Amy at Amarillo College and called her one of her closest friends. "She was an inspiration to anyone who ever met her... She was happy. She was real. What you saw was what you got"... Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said the case against Jeff Yager will be presented to the grand jury for possible indictment within 60 to 90 days. If the grand jury indicts Yager, the trial might not begin for 18 months... [Full article here]
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We know and love Amy. She was a spunky, vibrant person. This is devestating, she will be missed... Spunky and vibrant are perfect descriptions of Amy. She was enthusiastic about life and exciting to be around... Amy and I worked together before she moved to Texas. She was an amazing young woman, and mature beyond her years. She will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends... David has been my best-friend since I was 3. I can't believe this has happened. I am heartbroken! My prayers are with Amy's family and also with David... Her freinds and family are at a loss in Virginia her home state/Texas and thank everyone whom has said such kind things. Please pray for her family at this time... On Friday, I lost a dear friend. Her name was Amy, and she was the most kindhearted, confident and quick witted woman. She was beautiful on the oustide, but her heart was just as beautiful... Today I learned how horiffic Amy's last minutes were, as well as how her death was. Words cannot express the pain and heartache I have as I type this. Please pray for Amy's family, and her friends. Please pray for us to have a peace and to be able to, one day, have an acceptance and a heart of forgiveness. As many of Amy's friends sat and consoled eachother this morning in class, we kept remembering Amy's spirit, and her style and grace. Amy touched all of our lives - and we are all thankful that we had the chance to get to know her.
AMY ELIZABETH PARTNER YAGER
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
[Excerpts] Amy Elizabeth Partner Yager, 26, of Amarillo, formerly of Franklin and Hampton, Va., died tragically at her home Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, a victim of domestic violence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Wright Funeral Home in Franklin with Bishop Jim Council officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery in Franklin, where Amy will be laid to rest beside her mother. A memorial service will be held at a later date by close friends in Amarillo. Amy was born July 13, 1982, in Price, Utah, to Karl Taylor Partner and the late Deborah Anne Partner. She graduated from Southampton Academy in Courtland, Va., in 2000, on academic scholarship. She attended Brigham Young University in Hawaii for one and a half years. During her time in Hawaii, Amy developed a love of the ocean, having taken up the sport of surfing. Because of her love for the ocean, she then joined the U.S. Navy and served three years as a petty officer pursuing a career as an EOD diver and underwater welder, until a hip injury resulted in her honorable medical discharge. Amy then moved from Hampton to Texas in 2006, attending Amarillo College and transferring to West Texas A&M, majoring in interior design with a minor is business. Amy adopted, practiced and enjoyed many qualities of the Buddhist faith in her adult life... Survivors include her father and stepmother... six brothers and sisters... a nephew... two grandmothers... and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be in Amy's name to one of the charitable organizations very near to Amy's heart, Breast Cancer Awareness; Domestic Violence Outreach and Awareness; or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals... [Full article here]
AMY ELIZABETH PARTNER YAGER
Wright Funeral Home Obituary
(July 13, 1982 - September 12, 2008)
[Excerpts] ...Interment will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery in Franklin where Amy will be laid to rest beside her mother. The family will then receive friends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Homestead Road in Franklin following the interment... Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org [Full article here]