GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                 Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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Mabel L. Blakeslee

    CHINOOK - Mabel L. (Snider) Blakeslee, 95, of Chinook, a homemaker, died of natural causes Sunday at a Havre hospital.

    Her funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Chinook, with burial at 2 p.m. in Harlem Cemetery.

    Survivors include daughters Connie Anderson of Chinook and Pat Blakeslee Broadus of Great Falls; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Blakeslee, in 1992 and a son, James McCoy in 1997.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                 Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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MABEL BLAKESLEE

    CHINOOK - Mabel L. Blakeslee, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes.

    A funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at 2 p.m. in Harlem Cemetery.

    Mabel was born Aug. 24, 1909, 22 miles north of Harlem on the Snider Ranch to Ralph B. and Elizabeth A. (Pennock) Snider. She was raised on the family ranch and attended school at Snider's School. Mabel grew up during the Depression, and she worked hard alongside of her mother and brothers on the family ranch.

    She learned to be a ranch hand, a life that was held dear to her heart. She broke and trained many horses, and loved to ride the range gathering cattle and wild horses to ship out in the fall. She had a great love for animals, especially dogs and horses. Throughout her life, she always had a dog by her side.

    Mabel married Tom McCoy in 1932 and they later divorced. In 1941, she married G.L. LaBar, who died in a hunting accident in 1956. Mabel married Frank Blakeslee on July 13, 1963, and he died in 1992.

    Mabel saw the horse and buggy days and the landing of the first man on the moon. She was grateful to a full and good life and never complained of the hardships they all endured through the years. Mabel appreciated her chances to experience all the changes that took place in her lifetime. Her goal was to always make her family happy. She had a smile and always something nice and friendly to say.

    Mabel is survived by daughters, Connie Anderson of Chinook and Pat Blakeslee Broadus of Great Falls; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                 Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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MABEL BLAKESLEE

    CHINOOK - Mabel L. Blakeslee, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes.

    A funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at 2 p.m. in Harlem Cemetery.

    Mabel was born Aug. 24, 1909, 22 miles north of Harlem on the Snider Ranch to Ralph B. and Elizabeth A. (Pennock) Snider. She was raised on the family ranch and attended school at Snider's School. Mabel grew up during the Depression, and she worked hard alongside of her mother and brothers on the family ranch.

    She learned to be a ranch hand, a life that was held dear to her heart. She broke and trained many horses, and loved to ride the range gathering cattle and wild horses to ship out in the fall. She had a great love for animals, especially dogs and horses. Throughout her life, she always had a dog by her side.

    Mabel married Tom McCoy in 1932 and they later divorced. In 1941, she married G.L. LaBar, who died in a hunting accident in 1956. Mabel married Frank Blakeslee on July 13, 1963.

    Mabel saw the horse and buggy days and the landing of the first man on the moon. She was grateful to a full and good life and never complained of the hardships they all endured through the years. Mabel appreciated her chances to experience all the changes that took place in her lifetime. Her goal was to always make her family happy. She had a smile and always something nice and friendly to say.

    Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Blakeslee, in 1992, and by son James McCoy in 1997.

    Mabel is survived by daughters, Connie Anderson of Chinook and Pat Blakeslee Broadus of Great Falls; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    Memorials may be sent to Ren's Rescue in Kremlin, Kitty Keepers in Havre or the Gift of Life Housing in Great Falls.

    Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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Mabel Blakeslee

    Mabel L. Blakeslee, 95, passed away of natural causes on  Sunday, January 23, 2005 in the Northern Montana Hospital in

 Havre. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. on Thursday, January 27, in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery. Arrangements are by Edwards  Funeral Home of Chinook.

    Mabel was born on August 24, 1909 to Ralph B. and Elizabeth A. (Pennock) Snider on the  Snider Ranch some 22 miles north of Harlem. She was raised on the family ranch and attended school at the Snider School. She grew up during the Depression and worked hard alongside her mother and brothers on the ranch. She learned to be a ranch hand and cowgirl during these times, but it was a life that she  held dear to her heart.

    Mabel broke and trained many horses, and she loved to ride the range, gathering cattle and wild horses to ship out in the fall. She had a great love for animals, especially dogs and horses. Throughout her life Mabel always had a dog by her side. She saw all the changes from the horse and buggy days through man landing on the moon.

    In 1932 Mabel married Tom McCoy, and they later divorced. In 1941 she married G. L. LaBar, he died in a hunting accident in 1956. On July 13, 1963 Mabel married Frank Blakeslee, who passed away in 1992.

    Mabel was always grateful she had a full and .good life and she never complained of the hardships that they all endured through the years. She appreciated her chance to experience all of the changes that took place during her lifetime. Her goal was to always make her family happy, and she always had a smile and something nice and friendly to say.

    Survivors include two daughters, Connie Anderson of Chinook and Pat (Blakeslee) Broadus of Great Falls; grandsons Tom (Julie) Anderson of Havre, Jay (Kimbr) Anderson of Hogeland and Tim McCoy of Townsend; granddaughter Kelly (McCoy) Carlson of Summer, WA; daughter-in-law Myrla (James) McCoy of Chinook; and great granddaughters Tyler Lynn, Charley Rae and Jaye Marie Anderson all of Hogeland.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, February 2, 2005

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Mabel Blakeslee

    Mabel L. Blakeslee. 95, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, January 23, 2005 in the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. on Thursday. Janu­ary 27, in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Harlem Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Gift of Life Housing in Great Falls, Kitty Keepers in Havre or Ren’s Rescue in Kremlin. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

    Mabel was born on August 24, 1909 to Ralph B. and Eliza­beth A. (Pennock) Snider on the Snider Ranch some 22 miles north of Harlem. She was raised on the family ranch and attended school at the Snider School. She grew up during the Depression and worked hard alongside her mother and brothers on the ranch. She learned to be a ranch hand and cowgirl during these times, but it was a life that she held dear to her heart.

    Mabel broke and trained many horses, and she loved to ride the range, gathering cattle and wild horses to ship out in the fall. She had a great love for animals, especially dogs and horses. Throughout her life Ma­bel always had a dog by her side. She saw all the changes from the horse and buggy days through man landing on the moon.

    In 1932 Mabel married Tom McCoy, and they later divorced. In 1941 she married G. L. LaBar, he died in a hunting accident in 1956. On July 13, 1963 Mabel married Frank Blakeslee, who passed away in 1992.

    Mabel was always grateful she had a full and good life and she never complained of the hardships that they all endured through the years. She appreci­ated her chance to experience all of the changes that took place during her lifetime. Her goal was to always make her family happy, and she always had a smile and something nice and friendly to say.

    Survivors include two daugh­ters, Connie Anderson of Chi­nook and Pat (Blakeslee) Broadus of Great Falls; grandsons Tom (Julie) Anderson of Havre, Jay (Kimbr) Anderson of Hogeland and Tim McCoy of Townsend; granddaughter Kelly (McCoy) Carlson of Summer, WA; daughter-in-law Myrla (James) McCoy of Chinook; and great granddaughters Tyler Lynn. Chancy Rae and Jaye Marie An­derson all of l-Iogeland.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Blakeslee in 1992 and son James McCoy in 1997.

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