Trisha Yearwood's mother dies
Monday, October 3, 2011
– Gwen Yearwood, 73, the mother of singer Trisha Yearwood, died Saturday of cancer in Tifton, Ga. The elder Yearwood co-authored two cookbooks with her daughter.
Trisha Yearwood and her sister Beth were at their mother's side when she died. "The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern they've received throughout this journey," the statement said.
Gwen Yearwood, a teacher, wrote two cookbooks with her daughters: "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" in 2008, followed by "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood" in 2010.
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