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Obituary: IvaMae (Mae) Mabey

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April 24, 1928-April 12, 2015

RUPERT • Mae Mabey, 86, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Parke View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Burley.

Mae was born April 24, 1928, in Rupert, Idaho. She was the fourth child of Rupert C. and Zina (Hymas) Lindsay. She attended school in Rupert and graduated from Rupert High School in 1946. She married Lawrence Paul (LP) Elmer on May 15, 1947, in Elko, Nev. They had six daughters, Madeleine Jeanne, Rozina, Lynette, Paula, Evyon and Nola LaRee. They were later divorced. Mae married John L. Jones on Nov. 15, 1968, in Rupert, Idaho. With this union, John’s children Marie, John C. (Chuck), Judy and Robert (Bob) joined her family. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on April 24, 1970. They loved to travel. John died in 1991. She married Paul Mabey in 1994. He later passed away. Mae resided in the Rupert/Burley area for the majority of her life. She worked for the Reminder Office and the South Idaho Press until her health failed. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, working with the Young Women as a camp director and softball coach. She also worked in her church as the nursery grandma, a job that she loved.

She is survived by her daughters and stepchildren, Rozina (Gene) Rohr of Thornton, Colo., Lynette (Jim) Bowers of Rupert, Idaho, Paula (Mark) Nilsson of Sun City West, Ariz., Evyon (Craig) Giles of Hansen, Idaho, Nola (Clint) Wyrick of Las Vegas, Nev., Marie Wilkinson of Burley, Chuck (Susan) Jones of Burley, Judy Vigh of Burley and Bob (Diana) Jones of Walnut Creek, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Velola Kent of Acequia, Idaho; and sisters-in-law, Erma Lindsay of Burley and Judy Lindsay of Costa Mesa, Calif. She has 24 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Madeleine Jeanne Allen; husbands, John Jones and Paul Mabey; three brothers, Elro Lindsay, Don Lindsay and Bobby Dean Lindsay; a sister-in law, Phyllis Lindsay; and three grandchildren, Brandon Priest, Matthew Bowers and Lindsay Giles.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the LDS Heyburn 2nd ward, 530 Villa Drive in Heyburn. Burial will follow in the View Cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Morrison Funeral Home, 188 S. Highway 24 in Rupert, and from10-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral Saturday at the church.


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