Mabel Mendenhall

Mabel L. Mendenhall, 93, of Battle Mountain, Nev., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Battle Mountain Hospital/Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 18, 1911, in Worthington, Minn., a daughter of Earl and Naomi Merrill. She married Russell Mendenhall on May 29, 1932, in Mount Sterling. He died in May 1989.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Paul Merrill; and two sisters, Nelda Day and Helen Danner.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra (and Charles) Moore of Grants, N.M.; one brother, Roy (and Nina) Merrill of Astoria; one sister, Marjorie Nielsen of Macomb; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She moved with her husband to Albuquerque, N.M., in 1947, then to Gallup, where they managed the Thunderbird Hotel. They then moved to Grants, where they opened Grants Auto Electric. Mabel was office manager until the business was sold in 1964. The couple later moved to Bluewater Lake, and Mable drove a school bus for 17 years until retiring.

Cremation has been accorded and the family will hold a private memorial service.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/1/2004

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