Spyder Yarnell

Spyder Yarnell
(born Michael Alan Yarnell)

Spyder Yarnell, 58, of Sea Tac, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

He was born to Harley Dale Yarnell and Ester Eileene Smith on December
20, 1951 in Salina Kansas.

Spyder was here for a good time, not a long time.  Surviving polio
that was acquired at the age of 8 months as a result of a
government-mandated polio vaccine in 1952 (the year before the U.S.
government now says the polio vaccine was available), he was mobile on
crutches, active and energetic until mid-January of 2010.  He loved
sharing his opinions, dining out, dragons, wizards, toys, and classic
rock and roll music.  Spyder was a fun-loving kid with a good heart
who never grew up–and that was his charm.

He was survived by his loving girlfriend of 24 years, Chris Turner;
his son, Adam Yarnell, grandchildren, Evalyn Maye Yarnell and Miranda
Marvel Yarnell; his sister, Lorie McClure; and his brother, Denny

He will be missed most by Molly Graf and Sean Patterson, who were more
family than friends.  He will also be missed enormously by beloved
kitties , Ignatius Herculeanous Bluebell and Keylala Bluebell; as well
as cockatiel, Daisy (with whom he conversed most of the day).

Special thanks go to Janine Turner and Terry Killen for their love and
support through his short battle with Lung Cancer (diagnosed January
20, 2010).

The ‘We’re Here for a Good Time Memorial Breakfast Buffet’ will be
held on March 14th at 10:00am at Dave’s Diner and Brew in Sea Tac
(attendance by invitation only).

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to the
Shriners Hospitals for Children.

We’re Here For A Good Time
by Trooper

A very good friend of mine
Told me something the other day
I’d like to pass it on to you,
Cause I believe what he said to be true
He said:
We’re here for a good time
Not a long time
So have a good time
The sun can’t  shine everyday
And the sun is shinin’,
In this rainy city,
And the sun is shinin,
Oh isn’t a pity?
That every year has it’s share of tears,
Every now and then it’s gotta rain
We’re here for a good time
Not a long time
So have a good time
The sun can’t  shine everyday

Spyder’s Heart-Shaped Iceberg
Alaska Cruise 2006

5 Responses to “Spyder Yarnell”

  • Peggy & Ove Hanson says:

    What a lovely tribute, Chris!! You will have to fill me in more about the heart-shaped iceberg sometime! We are surely looking forward to the memorial breakfast!
    Peggy & Ove

  • Cindy Nichols says:

    A very nice page — great picture of Spyder. I like the kitties and the iceberg,too. strongly luescher

  • Tammy Seirer says:

    Thanks Chris for sharing this with me. Hope you are managing as well as possilbe. Sounds like a nice celebration of Mike’s life.

  • Molly Graf says:

    He was truly one of those people that will never actually be gone because of the many many memories of him that will keep him alive in people’s hearts.
    He was always there for his friends, be it something good or something bad. His combination of kindness and no-nonsense got me through many things during the years that I knew him, and I just hope that I was of equal help to him sometimes.

  • Sherry says:

    Twink~ You loved and honored him well in life and in death. He was blessed to have you in his life, and I know you feel the same. That is a special gift, and one you can treasure always.

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