Carpenter, Mabel G. (Benham) (June 29, 1910 - May 26, 1979)

Mabel G. Carpenter, 68, died

Saturday in Dallas

Douglas Budget - May 31, 1979

Services for Mabel G. Carpenter, 68, of Dallas, Tex. were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31 at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Randall officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Carpenter died May 26, 1979 at Wadley Institute of Molecular Medicine in Dallas of Leukemia. She was born June 29, 1910 at Chadron, Nebr., to George and Lottie Benham.

She married Clarence C. Carpenter and spent many years in the Douglas farming community, later moving to Douglas where she owned and operated her own business for some time.

She later left Douglas to be employed by the federal government and retired from that job when she became ill in 1972. She then moved to Dallas to live with her daughter and to be under the care of the Dallas based Wadley Institute of Molecular Medicine. While there she be a willing participant in research programs in the hope that she could in some way help combat Leukemia.

Survivors include her daughters, Wilma R. Edwards of Beech Grave, Tenn. and Ruth E. Davis of Dallas, Tex.; three sisters, Lyla Stewart of San Diego, Ester McKee of Albuquerque, Maude Crobb of Lancaster, Calif., and Betty Pickinpaugh of Denver; and two brothers, Jim Benham of Boise and George Benham of Twin Falls, Idaho. Also surviving are eight grandsons. She was preceded in death by brother Charlie Benham and Mamie Lawson.

Pallbearers were Terry Glen Edwards, Trent Gerald Edwards, Phillip Lynn Davis, Allen Lynden Davis, Tracy George Edwards, Gary Lee Davis, True G. Edwards and Ronald Lyman Davis.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mabel Carpenter Memorial, Wadley Institute of Molecular Medicine in Dallas.


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