Rachel ZinkRachel Mary Zink, 91 of Carrington, ND passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Rachel Gaffney was born May 25, 1922, to John and Josephine (Plinksi) Gaffney in Stutsman County, ND. She grew up with four siblings on her parent’s farm, east of Melville, ND, and graduated from high school in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania in 1941. WWII took her to Seattle, WA, where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter”. She returned to ND, and later married Emmet Eugene Zink on Oct 9, 1947, at Lake Park, MN. They raised eight children together on the farm near Bordulac, moving into Carrington in 1968.