YELDS, Kevin & Loma (nee Mustard)

YELDS Kevin (27th December 1924 – 11th April 1989)

YELDS (Lorna) known as Loma (nee Mustard) (24th January 1930 – 1st February 2008)

Kevin was born in Bombala and reared in Bombala – attended Bombala School.

Loma was born in Delegate and reared in Bendoc – attended Bendoc State School.

They married at St Mathias Church of England in Bombala in 1948. Their children, Ian, Sheryle, Norman and Narelle.

The family settled in Bendoc. Kevin worked in the Mawson and Yelds mills. He did tree felling with a hand cross slit tooth saw with his brother Des, then changed to a blue streak chainsaw. Des and Kevin went into business together and became logging contractors, they were very proud owners of the very first jinker log truck in Bendoc. This truck used to use 44 gallons of fuel to do the round trip to the mill, equivalent to 200 litres today. Kevin worked all his life in the bush until his retirement.

Kevin loved sport, especailly football, playing for the Delegate Tigers, he was a great tennis player, loved darts, swimming and cards.

Kevin and Loma were involved in many activities in Bendoc.

Loma worked at the Bendoc Hotel. Loma was a very sporty lady. She ws involved in tennis, netball and golf, she even helped build the nine hole golf course in the Nichol paddock. She loved horse races and playing Euchre. In the community, Loma served on the committee of the CWA, the mother’s club, tennis club and hall committee. As well as being a great caterer for all weddings and parties, she became a Sunday school teacher.

Like her father she was a great entertainer, swinging clubs in time to music. She acted in concerts but her greatest loves were playing the piano and dancing.

Kevin, Loma and family moved to Bombala in 1963 so the children could attend high school.

Kevin continued to work in Bendoc.

Loma worked as a relief cook at the Bombala Hospital, her food was much loved by patients and staff. This was the first time she received any payment for her work.

Kevin and Loma eventually retired to Tura Beach, NSW.