By Bonnie Davidson
The Courier 

Marlene Yoss: 16,000 Hours Of Volunteering

County Hero Honored For Helping At-Risk Seniors


Bonnie Davidson / The Courier

Marlene Yoss is congratulated by Brian Steffen, CEO of Action for Eastern Montana, during the grand luncheon in her honor.

Humble and uncomfortable with extra attention, it's only a few words that friends and families described of one local volunteer. Words about being friendly, helpful and part of the family were heard on Monday at the Cottonwood.

Marlene Yoss was honored at a luncheon, where county commissioners, clients, program directors and representatives from Sen. John Tester came to recognize the hard work of one woman. Yoss was noticed after 14 years of work as a senior companion, taking part from the beginning of the program in 2000.

Karen O'Dell, who oversees the program, explained that Yoss, of Na...

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