Mabel Kinkade, 86, a long-time resident of Kittitas County, died Tuesday November 10, 1981 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Born May 1, 1895, in Bottineau, ND, she came to the Kittitas Valley at the age of five with her parents. Her father, Ben Olson, managed the old Tjossem Flouring Mill, where the Millpond Mobile Manor now stands.
She married Dallas Kinkade in 1917. He preceded her in death in 1951, as did two brothers and two sisters. She had lived off the Kittitas Highway all her married life and moved to Idaho six years ago.
Mrs. Kinkade was along-time member of Rebekah Lodge, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Grandmothers, and 3-B clubs. She is survived by one son, Howard Kinkade of Post Falls, Idaho; a daughter, Lorine Hayes of Kittitas; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ellensburg’s IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be made to the charity of the donors’ choices.