September 2013 Resident of the Month: Mary Yearick

Mary Yearick was born March 5, 1928 inAsh County,North Carolinain a little town of West Jefferson. She grew up on the farm and recalls her parents being married during the depression. She was the second child in her family with an older brother Thomas and a younger brother Joe. She remembers meeting her husband in North Wilksborough at the age of 29 and marring a year later to James Robert Yearick and then moving to Maryland. She says that he was in North Carolina visiting family but was originally fromMaryland. After moving she held a job at St. Mary’s College of Maryland as a secretary.  She says her life was great and they worked hard and saved hard. It was when she was 33 she had Johnny, after two miscarriages. She stayed at home to raise her son. After returning to work she remained working at St. Mary’s College for 29 years.