Mabel York Was Native of Utah
Recitation of the Rosary for Mabel M. York 61, of 2325 Baker St. longtime resident of Baker and Sumpter was at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening May 29, at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Charles T. Grant, Chaplain at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home officiated. Graveside services will be held to day, Thursday, May 30, at 3:00 p.m. at the family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. York died Sunday at the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was born June 23, 1912, in Randolph, Utah, the daughter of Charles and Hattie Roseberry Spearman and the family came to Haines from Randolph when she was a small child. She attended school in Haines, and was married to her husband, Paul York in Baker September 10, 1928.
She and her husband, who was co-owner of Crown Cleaners moved to Sumpter for several years before retuning to Baker due to her ill health.
She was an ardent bottle digger and collector and had an extensive collection of rare and unusual bottles as well as other Baker County artifacts. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; her son and daughter-in-law James and Varene York of Baker; her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Harold Staten of Baker; one brother, John Burney of Sparks, Nevada; one sister, Margorie Thompson of Elgin; four grandchildren, Michael Staten, Chuck Staten, Terri McKim, and Julie……rest of article missing.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May 30, 1974
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor