Jonathan Mark Tucker, better known as Yogi, was born to Mark and Cindy Tucker on May 22, 1984 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He returned to his Heavenly Father on November 25, 2019.
Yogi grew up working on the family farm and excelling in his academics. After high school, he served in the Air Force for 4 years as a combat controller and was able to travel all over the United States. After his service in the military, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina for 2 years. Upon his return, he continued his education at LDSBC and BYU studying to become an accountant.
At BYU he met and married the love of his life, Robin Ballard. They were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls temple on November 17, 2012. After both had graduated from BYU and Yogi passed the CPA exams, they began a new adventure in Anchorage, Alaska with Yogi working for KPMG. While in Alaska, they welcomed their first two daughters, Wren and Rebekah. After several amazing years in Alaska, full of fresh salmon and northern lights, they had an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. Yogi was able to purchase a tax practice in Star Valley, Wyoming and become his own boss. Here they welcomed their third daughter, Raelyn.
Yogi shared his love of the outdoors with his children, often taking them on dirt bike rides in the mountains, rafting or kayaking the Snake River or just spending time with the family in the back yard. His happiest moments were always at home with his wife and children.
Yogi deeply loved each of his siblings and parents. Though not one to stay in close contact, he made it a point to be available and show support for anyone in his family that needed it. His calm and clear logic was sought by many in and outside of his family. He was a kind and generous man that never looked for recognition as he helped and served others. He was and will always be a pillar of strength to his wife, children and others who looked up to him.
Yogi will forever be in the hearts of his wife and best friend, Robin, and children, Wren, Rebekah, and Raelyn. He will also be lovingly remembered by his parents, Mark and Cindy Tucker, and his siblings, Justin, Melanie (Brett), Curtis (Kandice), Rachel (Vaughndavid), Nathan (Christy), and Rochelle. Yogi will forever be remembered by grandparents, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
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