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Carol Elaine Young, 71, of Baker City died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at St. Charles Medical Center at Bend.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the Baker City United Methodist Church will officiate. There will be a reception at the American Legion Hall, 2129 Second St., after the funeral.

Carol was born Nov. 26, 1931, at Baker City to John and Hazel Gilbert Bates. She attended school in Baker City and was a Baker High School graduate.

She married Clayton Young on Dec. 7, 1956, at Baker City. In the mid 1970s, she became an Avon representative and continued in this occupation for about 20 years, retiring in 1995.

Carol was also a great homemaker. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, participating especially in the organization of the Girls State program.

Carol enjoyed sewing and making porcelain dolls. She will be missed by all who knew and worked with her.

Survivors include her husband, Clayton Young of Baker City; a son, Joe Sturdivant of Baker City; a daughter, Elaine Sturdivant of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Henry and Glen Bates, both of Baker City; and two 2 sisters, Nancy Fee of Baker City and Susan Derrick of Payette, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Linda Young.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 7, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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