Mary "Happy" S. Auble

August 20, 1930April 1, 2021

Mary “Happy” S. Auble, 90 was born on August 20, 1930 in Rochester, PA and passed away on April 1, 2020 in Jupiter, FL. Happy was an amazing, caring, and giving person who lived a very full life and enriched the lives of those around her. She attended Nutley High School and then continued her education at Allegheny College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English. After college, she traveled throughout Europe and then worked for a time for a publisher in New York City before moving to Cleveland, Ohio. There she met and married John “Jack” August Auble in 1959, and from their home in Gates Mills, Ohio, she devoted her life to her husband and children, and in time, to her grandchildren as well. She and Jack began spending time in Jupiter almost forty years ago, and when Jack died Mary made Jupiter her year-round home. Happy greatly enjoyed painting, volunteering, crossword puzzles, reading, playing cards, spending time with family, and traveling the world. She quite likely gave away more paintings and painted furniture than she sold, which was an indication of her giving spirit and her humbleness as an artist. Happy liked sunflowers and cows, which frequently adorned her clothing and were everywhere in her home. She was an enthusiastic participant in numerous civic organizations and clubs beginning when her children were little. These included the Community Club and the Garden Club in Gates Mills, and the Lighthouse Arts Center and Loxahatchee Guild in Jupiter, to name a few. She was also a supporter of programs including Toys for Tots and Wounded Warriors. She made friends all over the Jupiter area, but particularly in her neighborhood of Jonathan’s Landing and in the Lighthouse Arts Center. Happy is survived by her children, David, John and James Auble; son-in-law, Jerry Alderman; daughter-in-law, Barbara Maille; grandchildren, Abby, Oliver and Emma Alderman, Ezra Maille, Ruby, Jennifer, Charlie, Jack, Ryan and Sam Auble; and nieces, Sue Burton Wojcik and Julia Bloom; in addition to numerous friends and extended family. She is predeceased by husband, Jack and daughter, Martha Auble Alderman. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Lighthouse Arts Center in Jupiter, Florida.


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Bobbie Downing

April 7, 2021

Mary will always be a best friend as we shared so many precious times together. She had immeasurable energy and was always up for a little mischief. She hosted many great parties with notable and original themes enjoyed by Cape Pointe neighbors. I’m blessed to have had her friendship for eighteen years as a snow bird from Pittsburgh and always cherish our “Happy” years as neighbors.

Carol Lentz

April 5, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Mary for about 17 years. I saw her twice a week to do her hair. Over those years I came to know her well as a friend as well as my client. I moved to DE in Nov, and Mary is one friend I missed the most. I thought of her a lot, over the past few months with love. I’ll miss her and remember her forever. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for her in her last few months of life. Rest In Peace sweet Mary. You are one very special lady. ❌⭕️


April 5, 2021

I've known the Auble family since I was in 6th grade....and what a great fun family they have been throughout the years. Laughter was always present in their household with Mary at the forefront. I will always remember her life and my experiences surrounding it...and what a good life it was! Jamie, John, Martha, and David were/are such great people...we shall remember Jack, Martha and Mary forever.
With sympathy...Mark Bartell