May Vandament

Inducted: 1990

MAY VANDAMENT (1891-1983) spent more than half a century in newspaper work, much of it publishing the Yukon Sun with her husband, Poe. Before her marriage, she was a typesetter and then publisher of the Bluejacket Gazette, a small paper which she borrowed the money to buy in Craig County. After she and Poe Vandament sold the Yukon Sun in 1948, Mrs. Vandament spent much of the time before her retirement in 1963 working for the paper under its new ownership. She helped train scores of young people in the printing trade and in newspaper work.