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Mabel Irene Stroh, 98, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Fairwinds Sandcreek Retirement Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Mabel was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Richfield, Idaho to Lester Carl Walker and Mabel Laura Skinner.Â She attended elementary school in Aberdeen and graduated from Twin Falls High School.Â She then attended Albion State Normal School and later graduated from Idaho State University.
On June 4, 1937 Mabel married Clarence Stroh in Boise, Idaho.Â They had three children, Robert Walker, Richard Clarence, and Patricia Irene.
Mabel taught school at the original Rockford Elementary School in the late 1930â€˜s and early 1940â€˜s, and later taught at the Snake River Junior High School from 1968 to 1976.Â In her free time she enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and loved her roses.
Mabel was a member of The Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.Â She was also the chapter president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Grand Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, receiving her 50-year pin, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma (a professional teacherâ€™s organization) and part of the United Methodist Women's Circle 4.
She is survived by her son, Richard Clarence Stroh of Pingree, Idaho; daughter, Patricia Irene (Henry) Loo of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and brother, Fredrick Walker Sr. of Lexington, Kent.; nieces and nephews.
Mabel is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; infant son, Robert; her parents; brother, Lester C. Walker, Jr; and sister, Miriam Nogle.
A Tribute Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.Â The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Â Burial will follow services at the Grove City Cemetery.
The following week, a Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at The Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 168 South University Avenue in Blackfoot.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the church.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be given to Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.Â Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Circle 4 Womenâ€™s group of the Methodist Church for all of their dedicated service to our mother.