Mikell L. Whitaker, 65, Brookings, died May 7, 2000.

She was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Fresno, Calif., to Elmer and Patricia McCrea.

She and her husband Richard Whitaker lived in Hayward, Calif., before moving to Brookings in 1990. She was a homemaker.

Survivors are husband Richard Whitaker, Brookings; son Richard Whitaker Jr., Brookings; daughter Linda Graff, Belfair, Wash.

A private family service was held.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wiers Mortuary Chapel in Crescent City.