Betty Mink

Betty Cheek Mink, 74, of Sweet Home died Aug. 28, 2008.

She was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Minko, Okla. to Earl and Mabel (Odam) Cheek.

She and her family moved to La Pine by train in 1938, where they lived in a tent at first. She met her husband Dean while living with family in Sweet Home. They married in Corvallis and lived the first months of their marriage in Philomath. They later settled in Sweet Home and raised their children here.

Mrs. Mink loved to sew. She was an excellent seamstress, a great cook, and always took care of her family. In her early years she enjoyed traveling, hunting, and fishing. She loved her grandchildren and helped in raising them.

Mrs. Mink is survived by her husband, Dean Mink; children Gerald and wife Sue Mink, Danny Mink and Linda Ferebee; sisters Birdie Chapman of Cascadia, Jody Ramey of Sweet Home and Bobbie Pierce of Sweet Home; brother Richard Cheek of Holley; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Don Cheek.

Graveside services were held Sept. 2 at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements