Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mary Jane Stevenson June 2 1920- December 3, 2009

Mary Jane Stevenson

June 2, 1920 - December 3, 2009

Mary Stevenson is survived by one sister Frances "Babe" Slaughter of Anderson, CA., niece Mary Hamilton of Eagle Point, OR, nephew Everett Easley of Milwaukie, OR and several other nieces and nephews.

Mary was born at Silverthorne Ferry near Copper City. She was a domestic housekeeper for 25 years. She belonged to the Historical Society of Redding, was a member of the Norel-Muk Band of Wintu Tribe, California Native.

Viewing will be Sunday, December 13th from 1-5 p.m.

Services will be Monday, December 14th at 10:15 a.m.
Both are at McDonald's Chapel in Redding.
Reception immediately following will be at Win-River Community Center from 1-5 p.m.

1 comment:

Enrollen Wintu Tribal Member said...

If your from Shasta County and aren't sure where Copper City is, it was innundated (flooded) by Shasta Lake in 1938. Commonly known to Wintu people as Ydalpom, the wintu name of the village near this former mining town. The US post office in Copper City was named Y-dal-pom.

This editors great aunt was also born there in 1928, as many Winnemem people were allowed to live here in common, without the depridations seen in other area towns of the day like Shasta City or Kennett. A few sporadic allottments were made in the area for Wintu families, and today Copper City is beneath Shasta Lake at the junction of Squaw Creek (a racist place-name that needs to be changed used by the Forest Service) and the Pit River near the former Bully Hill mine complex.