Our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed from this life February 18, 2021 just 2 days before her 100th Birthday. She was born February 20th 1921 in Ashley Valley, Vernal, Utah to Thomas Edward and Mary Louise Bowes Kidd. She was the 4th of 11 Children with only 2 surviving sisters. She married Lawrence York and they had 4 children, after his passing she married C. Dean Powell. Mavis enjoyed gardening, crafts and quilting.
She is survived by her children; Carol Robbins of Nibley, Utah; Sherman (Lana) York of La Vegas; Phillip (Mi Chu) York of Englewood, WA; sisters, Doreen Norman of Vernal, Utah; Joy Short of Idaho and Texas; 10 grandchildren an 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence York; Husband, C. Dean Powell; son, Lawrence June York
Burial for Mavis will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Vernal Memorial Park. A viewing will be at Blackburn Vernal Mortuary from 10-11a.m. prior to traveling to Cemetery.
Under the direction of Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary and Cremation Care.
Dear Friends, I am a cousin of the late MAVIS POWELL. My father was the brother of Mary Louise Kidd. May I ask you to pass on my sincere condolences on the death of Mavis to her family. Sadly, I do not have contact details for them . I am most grateful. With many thanks and best wishes. Robert Bowes ( from York, England - the home city of Mary Louise Kidd nee Bowes)
February 25, 2021 8:19 AM
Please accept the sincere condolences from the Bowes family in England. Yours. Rob Bowes
February 22, 2021 7:35 PM
Mavis was one of my grandmother’s good friends. Philip was just a baby, still in diapers (cloth, with safety pins!). I tended him during the summer when Mavis was at work. One day I was hurrying to change him before she came to pick him up. Whoops, I pinned the pin through his skin!! So sorry Philip. I loved tending him. He was a sweetheart. Carol was our 4H leader one summer. We had a camp out on the mountain...I have a picture of her in her pajamas coming out of the tent blurry eyed. Thanks for the fun times Carol. Then there was Sherman and his convertible..Wow...more fun times...not telling.. love your family...how blessed you are to have had your wonderful mother for almost 100 years. Love and blessings to all of you. Diana (Danny ) Billings 😌