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Late Dumfries Mayor Fred Yohey Honored with Engraved Memorial at Town’s Ginn Park

By Mary Davidson October 13, 2013 11:16 am

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Kevin Yohey, Nancy West, and Dumfries Mayor, Gerald Forman unvail an engraved marker at the memorial dedication for former Mayor Fred E.Yohey.mjd_1393wFormer Mayor Fred Yoheys sister Vonnie, thanked all the people that helped make the Memorial to her brothera success.dsc_8021-wmjd_1381wFormer Mayor Nancy West thanked  Eathan Russell, 9 years-old, for his gardening work that helped make the Fred E. Yohey Memorial Garden a success.

 

Ginn Park selected to be home for late mayor’s memorial

DUMFRIES, Va. – Dumfries town officials Saturday dedicated a memorial to the late Mayor Fred Yohey who died while in office in 2011.

An engraved marker was unveiled at Ginn Memorial Park in honor of the 63-year-old. The memorial was a labor of love for Nancy West, the woman who served on the Dumfries Town Council for years and was vice mayor when Yohey passed away. She said he loved being mayor and enjoyed working with the town’s staff.

The engraved memorial is surrounded by park benches as well as new flowers.

Fred Yohey served two terms as mayor from 2006 until his death in 2011. Before that he served on the town council from 1996 until 2004.

After his passing he was honored by the Virginia General Assembly.

The newest of the town’s public playgrounds, the nearly three-acre Ginn Memorial Park opened in April.