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Information for Mabel Leola Garland Fender

18 May, 1903 - 15 February, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1988

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mabel Fender

    Services for Mabel L. Fender, 84, of Caldwell, who died Monday, Feb. 15, 1988, at a Caldwell nursing home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Flahiff Funeral chapel, Caldwell.  Pastor Allen Nelson of the Free Methodist Church, Caldwell, will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Fender was born May 18, 1903, at Bassett, Neb., a daughter of Ernest and Dora Garland.  She married Fred G. Fender on Jan. 6, 1925, in Ainsworth, Neb., and the couple farmed and ranched in Bassett until moving to Caldwell in 1955.  She had worked at the College of Idaho as a dining room supervisor for a number of years and also at Caldwell Memorial Hospital as a dietician prior to her retirement.
    Mrs. Fender was  an active member of the Free Methodist Church, Caldwell, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and ceramics.
    She is survived by her husband, Fred of Caldwell; a son, Harold Fender of Nampa; two daughters, Leola Vargason of Caldwell and Mary Jean Cook of Conrad, Mont.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald in 1931, and Delbert in 1970, and two brothers.
    The family suggests memorials to the Caldwell Free Methodist church building fund.  Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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