Information for Mabel Leola Garland Fender
May, 1903 - 15 February, 1988
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
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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
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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