Mable "May" Alta (Yackley) Perkins


Mable “May” Alta Perkins, age 82, died Aug. 8, 2011 in Molalla.

She was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Mulino, Ore. to William “Dick” and Myra Wells. She married Oliver W. Yackley in 1943.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver; sister, Ruby Barnes of Molalla; and brothers, Roy Wells of Cottage Grove and Gilbert Wells of Molalla.

She is survived by her brother, Leslie Wells of Molalla; sisters, Myra Ferris of Portland and Judy McDaniel (Maurice) of Meadowbrook; sons, Oliver George Yackley of Astoria, Michael L. Yackley of Boring and Randy W. Thomas of Atlanta, GA; daughter Gaylyn M. Wilson (George) of Lake Tapps, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. at Molalla Christian Church (223 E. 3rd St., Molalla). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Falls Hospice.

Reprinted from the Molalla (Oregon) Pioneer, published: 8/16/2011