Mrs. Stankowitz was born Aug. 18, 1939, in Jamestown, Tenn., to Luther and Georgia (Bertram) York. She attended the Yorkshire Institute in Jamestown and Bowling Green Business College. She moved to Alaska in 1980 and settled in Trapper Creek, where she owned the Trapper Creek Trading Post.
She was a member of the Trapper Creek Methodist Church and enjoyed recreational gold mining and riding her four-wheeler.
Mrs. Stankowitz is survived by her daughter, Catherine Cricket Stankowitz, of Trapper Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn York and Jennifer Lynn Stankowitz, of Trapper Creek; stepson, James Stankowitz, of Arizona; sister, Peggy Ann Snider, of Trapper Creek, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her adopted children, Todd Evans and Shane Voelk, of Anchorage, and Milan Zivotic, of Trapper Creek, and her many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie Bud Stankowitz in 1999. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503, or St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements for the family were made by Kehls Palmer Mortuary.
Source: Frontiersman, 16 June 2000