Formerly of Haines, 1933-2019
Aurilla Mae Young-Hubbell, 86, of Butte Falls, and formerly of Haines, died Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by family.
Services will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Butte Falls Community Bible Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Conger-Morris.
Aurilla was born on Oct. 24, 1933, at Haines to Charles Henry Young and Susie “Benona” York-Young. She was the second oldest of four children and the only daughter. Aurilla attended school at Haines and graduated from Baker High School.
Aurilla married her one love, Keith O. Hubbell, on Sept. 29, 1952, at Weiser, Idaho. They were married 55 years and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002. In 1965 Aurilla and Keith moved their seven children to Butte Falls.
Aurilla enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, canning much of it for use through out the year. Aurilla was the family historian as she thumbed through books, newspapers and gathered information before computers were readily used. Aurilla had a wonderful and sincere hug that her family will greatly miss.
Aurilla was a longtime member of Al-Anon of the Upper Rogue and served as a sponsor to many individuals seeking to find meaning and balance to their lives. Aurilla was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, roles that she cherished. Aurilla was able to celebrate her last Thanksgiving with her six living children and families from across the U.S. at her home in Butte Falls.
She is survived by her children: Ralph of Weldon, California, Ronald of Eagle Point, Oregon, Raymond of Bakersfield, California, Russell of Pikeville, North Carolina, Amelia McKinley of Butte Falls, and Rodney of Butte Falls, her sisters-in-law, Wanda Hubbell-Dickenson of Kennewick, Washington, and Jackie Hubbell of Spring Hill, Tennessee; her brother-in-law, Curtis Hubbell of North Bend; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith O. Hubbell; her son, Richard; and her brothers, Clayton, Charles and Emil.