Mabel Blackwell

Mabel Blackwell, 101, of Greeley passed away December 15, 2012 at her home. Mabel was born November 17, 1911 in Wray, Colorado to Todd Kouba and Sarah (Howes) Kouba.

Mabel was raised on her Father’s Homestead North West of Wray.

She married Merle E. Blackwell January 18, 1936 in Wray. Merle passed away January 19, 2007.

Mabel graduated from Colorado Public School System in Wray in 1926.

Mabel and Merle worked the family farm North of Greeley, she was a homemaker, caregiver at Weld County Nursing Home and Weld County General Hospital. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Mabel is preceded in death by her mother, father, six siblings, daughter, Judith L. Harvey and husband, Merle Blackwell of 71 years.

She is survived by Daughter, Patricia A. Cottrell (Dale) of Mountain Home, Arkansas and son, Ronald Blackwell of Greeley; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Friday followed by the Funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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December 20, 2012

Mabel was a very good friend to me as a child. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this time of sorrow. Evelyn (Clymer) Mathis (Greeley,Co)

LaDon Gesick- Kelley

December 20, 2012

My thought and prayers go out to you all in this time of sorrow. I do remember Mabel in so many ways. You all will be in my prayers.