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DOWNEY – Virginia Mae “Cookie” York, a former preschool teacher and librarian assistant at Warren High School, passed away of natural causes July 29 at her home in Downey. Family members were at her side when she died.
Born in Poteau, Okla., on May 20, 1935, she had been a Downey resident since 1970.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Rev. I.C. York; sons, Vaden Scott York (Blanca) and Nathan Todd York; daughter, Tonya Zan Fujita (Gene); one brother; three sisters; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
During her life in Downey, she worked for the Downey Unified School District as a librarian assistant at Warren High, and in the ticket office for the Downey Civic Light Opera. A pastor’s wife, she played the piano and worked as a preschool teacher.
She will be interred at Rose Hills.
Published: Aug. 7, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 17