BIOGRAPHY OF YVONNE CARVEY PAINEby Bethaney Paine
(January 6, 2001)
This report is based in the words and insights of Yvonne Carvey Paine and her experiences. Yvonne was a caring and loving person who had a lot of compassion and pride in her life. (Oral interview.)
Yvonne learned to be a loving and caring person by her family experiences and the love of God. Yvonne was born into a large family on May 14, 1937Â She was born in Libby, Montana to Myrtle Mae and Floyd Carvey. Yvonne had 4 sisters and 6 brothers, all of which still remain, except 2 brothers. Yvonne had been shown love and how to love by her family first. (Oral & phone interview)
Yvonne had learned the care and love of a mother at a very young age. Yvonne and her family moved to Eureka when she was 6. Yvonne started attending Eureka public schools when they moved. Yvonne attended until she reached the 8th grade. During her 8th grade year Yvonne decided to quit school to stay home and watch over her brother's children. Because her brother, Nick, had just lost his wife in an automobile accident. That shows that she had a lot of love for her brother and his children. She cared for them enough to end her education and take on the responsibility of being a mother figure in the 8th grade. (Oral interview)
On November 6, 1953 Yvonne Carvey married George B. Paine. After they married they moved to California where George joined the Navy. While in the Navy George spent a lot of time at sea. Despite the fact that George was gone so much, they still managed to have and raise 4 kids. Their first child, Karen, was born on April 30, 1954. Followed by their second child, George Leroy. Up until these 2 were old enough to attend school Yvonne would generally return home whenever George was out to sea for long periods of time. Yvonne proceeded to have another girl and another boy. Yvonne said that when raising her children she remembers just trying to love them and take good care of them. She always tried to show her kids as much love as she could because she felt they especially need it when their father was out to sea so much. That also proves the Yvonne was a family woman and very loving towards her children and husband. (Oral and phone interview).
After spending 20 years in the Navy George retired and returned back to Eureka Montana with his wife and 2 youngest children. When they came back Yvonne worked at the Eureka Cafe for 1 year. Then Yvonne leased Lloyds Restaurant for 1 1/2 years. After this Yvonne finally persuaded her husband to let her start her own restaurant. Yvonne started, Von's Cafe, in Eureka 24 years ago. When starting her cafe Yvonne had just a one-room shack, but it has grown over the years today and is now an average little restaurant. Yvonne had also run many restaurants back in California. All of these are very big accomplishments for Yvonne. She worked hard for her family and never gave up. Therefore she took great pride in what she worked for.(oral & phone interview; autobiography)d phone interview)
Yvonne had a lot of love to give to her children, her brother’s children, and the rest of her family. She also took great care of the people around her. Yvonne was very compassionate to others and always cared about their well being more than her own. Yvonne worked hard in her life obtain many things including love, happiness, and pride. All of these examples show that Yvonne was a very loving, caring, committed, proud, and compassionate person. (oral & phone interview; autobiography)
Yvonne Paine interview with Beth Paine, Eureka, Mt. November 21, 2000. Yvonne Paine phone interview with Beth Paine, Eureka, Mt. December 6, 2000.
Yvonne Paine autobiography for Eureka Christian Church.
Yvonne Paine Photos, home photos, Eureka, Mt.