Aleksandra P. Yarmakova 1934–2019 Rochester—Aleksandra Yarmakova age 84, passed away April 18, 2019 in Rochester, MN. She was born September 30, 1934 in the Tambov region of Russia. She moved with her family from Russian to Turkmenistan when she was 14 years old. She was very brave and strong to leave her home not once but twice for her family. She finished school in Turkmenistan and then studied at and graduated from the Medical Institute in Turkmenistan and became a nurse. She married Sergei Yarmakov in 1957. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who will be missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband who passed away in 2001. She is survived by her son, Rinat (Michelle) of Dundas and one daughter who is still in Russia, 4 grandchildren - Timur and Tonya of Dundas and other 2 grandchildren along with 2 great- grandchildren who are all still in Russia. Private services will be held later this summer.