Claudine York, 1923-2022


Claudine York, 98, of Mineola was born April 14, 1923 to Guild and Arless Vandiver in Golden and died March 29, 2022.

She attended Golden Public Schools and graduated in 1940 as valedictorian. She attended East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce and worked at the Naval Air Station in Grand Prairie during World War Two and as the secretary to the county judge in Quitman. After the war, she married Milford York, and they lived in Mineola, Alexandria, La. and Irving. She worked as a substitute teacher and for the city of Irving as an executive secretary for 15 years. She and her husband retired and moved back to Mineola in 1985. They were active members of the First Baptist Church in all three cities.

Claudine is survived by two daughters, Betty Renfrow and husband David of Mineola and Julie Zettler and husband Larry of McKinney; one son, Larry York and wife Linda of Cleburne; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford; one grandson, Brandon Renfrow; and daughter-in-law, Jeannie; brothers and sisters.