Ms. Yost was born and raised in Kansas City, the only child of Max and Toby Joffee. Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1957, where she attended the Pasadena Playhouse School of Dramatic Arts (now the State Theater of California). She was a homemaker and lifelong volunteer for synagogues, arts and culture, and children’s programs. Ms. Yost lived for several years in the Portland, Oregon area. She moved to Tucson around 2007 and became an active member of Congregation Or Chadash.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna (Ira) Erbs of Portland; two grandchildren; and companion, Mike Cardy.
A memorial service was held at Congregation Or Chadash with Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim and Cantor Janece E. Cohen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85718.