Sylvia Probasco, a long time Oracle, AZ resident died at her home on Jan 18, 2005. She was born in Oracle on July 21, 1918 to Ted and Emma (Pierson) Mortimer, in the Ramsey's two story house where the Pinal County Shops now stand.
Her grandfather, Joseph Pierson, came to Oracle in 1875 and had three different ranches in the area.
In 1951 Sylvia worked as a bookkeeper, and her husband, Okey, was a terminal manager for Arizona Express in Bisbee. He was transferred to Tucson and the company owner sent her to bookkeeping school to further her education.
She went to work for the Hopper Freight Lines and then for Drachman Linen Supply as their bookkeeper. In 1969 she was the Oracle School District secretary.
After her son Dennis died, she went to work for Arizona Auctioneers and then finally decided she wanted to stay home.
She is survived by her husband; twin daughters Janett Matthews and Judith Boat; sisters Beverly Cascarelti and Bess Hill; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, daughter Diana Lee; son Dennis; and brother Glenn Mortimer.
Burial in Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Bring's Memorial Chapel.
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