Mabel G. Turnbow of Joseph, who had been ill for the past four months, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 1975 at the Rouge Valley Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 19 days.
She was born November 4, 1902 at Elgin, the daughter of Samuel L. and Ella Knight, and had lived in Wallowa County most of her life. On January 22, 1927 she was married at Enterprise to John E. Turnbow who preceded her in death on March 10, 1958.
She was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cleve (Lita) Berry of Brookings; her mother, Verda Knight of Joseph; a sister Mrs. Ray (Roslyn) Snow of Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Loren Knight, Redwood City, Calf. and Mervil Knight of Sacramento, Calif; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Joe Jewett officiating. Organist was Jeanette Powers and soloist was Catherine DeBoie who sung “Beyond the Sunset” and “Rock of Ages.”
Casket bearers were: Dexter Yokum, George Kontz, Willard Prout, Alfred Makin, Everett Talbottand, George Grandy and vault internment was in the Prairie Creek Cemetery near Joseph.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, June 19, 1975 Page 6
Contributed by: Sue Wells