Mary Ellen Yow

August 23, 1932 - March 27, 2014 -

Mary Ellen Yow, 81, died March 27, 2014, in her Canby home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Grandfield, Okla., to Carl and Ellen Slabaugh.

On June 10, 1962, she married Robert Yow in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Survivors include her husband; children, Deborah, Teresa, Robert Jr., Roger, Gary, Paula, Carol, Charlie and Fred; sister, Carla Honeycutt; brother, Mike Slabaugh; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A service will be held Wednesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Canby Funeral Chapel. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to time of service. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the America Heart Association or Serenity Hospice.