She was born to her late parents, Pearl (Guernsey) and Merle Youngs, Feb. 15, 1920. She was graduate of high school and a homemaker. She was a member of TOPS, a square dancing enthusiast with the Forty Niners as well as Westner Swingers; PET, Phoenix Emergency Team, citizens band operator with the handle, “Yankee Lady.”
She was predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, John C. Miner in 1977, and her second husband of 24 years, Elton I. Bowersox in 2006; two sisters, Marion Smelski and Bernice Benesheck; and two step-children, Daniel and Elton, Jr. Bowersox.
Surviving are her children, Marty (James) Bates of Baldwinsville, Jackie Tracy (John Stoltz) of Fulton, and John E. (Ellie) Miner of Phoenix; step-children, Thomas, Timothy, Rodney, Mark, Judy, Becky, Connie, and Shirley; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Graveside service will be in the spring in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, with the Rev. Diane Bradshaw officiating.