Carl F. Yount III

Carl F Yount III passed away in his sleep on January 4th 2021 at the age of 63 due to kidney failure. Carl was born in Kirksville, MO, attended school in Moberly, MO but spent the majority of his life in Des Moines, IA. Carl is survived by his wife Cynthia Qloud, his daughter Joyce Yount and her fiance Patrick Duty and their 3 children, Starlit, Leonidas and Tyrion. He is also survived by his parents, Carl Yount II and Dorothy Yount, 2 brothers, Steven and Michael and 2 sisters Jacquie and Diane and their families. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the National Institute of Mental Health.


  1. Rachel Aanonson on January 22, 2021 at 8:24 am

    VA Central Iowa staff sends well wishes and was honored to care for him.

  2. Susie Miget on February 8, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I am so sad about Carl’s death. We are good friends who met through music. I have known him for many years. He often came to hear my jazz group. I know that music has often helped Carl with his Bipolar issues. He took piano lessons from me for awhile. We had been talking on the phone and I knew of his kidney failure. Unfortunately I was not able to visit him since Covid 19 because I have several health problems myself. When I couldn’t get a hold of him on his cell, I knew it was a possibility that he had left us. I will miss his very interesting views on life and many great conversations. He told me in one of our last conversations that I should not feel sad that he was dying, that he had lived a very good life and was OK with moving on. Several years ago his brother painted a beautiful jazzy portrait of me playing music. It is hanging in my teaching studio and the students love it! Carl gave it to me for my birthday years ago. It will always be there to remind me of him. Carl was a unique light in the world and I will miss him. My sincere condolences to Cynthia, Joyce and all the family.

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