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Crystal K. Mabbitt

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff

Crystal K. Mabbitt, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by family. She was 62 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Shoshoni Recreation Center, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni. Carry-in dishes are welcome.

Crystal Kay Mabbitt was born March 29, 1950, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Marion Edward Fender and Patricia Marie Fender. She was raised in Silver City, Iowa, and in Shoshoni.

She graduated from high school in Glenwood, Iowa, in 1968. She then married Dennis Mabbitt in Silver City, Iowa. The couple had two sons and later divorced.

She was a homemaker and a caregiver, and she worked the fire crews and for American Laundry in Lander as a seamstress. She also had her own shop in the Pioneer Village called "Chickens Pickens."

Her family says she loved the outdoors, cooking for the Sundancers, fishing, hunting, camping, reading, playing Scrabble, watching movies and the Broncos and baking. Her family said she made the best pies, bread, cakes and rolls ever tasted. Spending time with her family and friends is what she enjoyed most. She was a friend to everyone she came in contact with, and she was loved by many.

She is survived by her sons, Troy Mabbitt and his wife Rene and Danny Mabbitt and his wife Pam of Casper; brother Alan Fender and his wife Berta of Shoshoni; grandchildren Clarissa, Kendra, Shadow, Caleb Russell, Mark, Kayla, Ashley and Caden; nieces Michelle Durand and Tracy Fender; nephews Charles Fender, Edward Fender and Jonathan Fender; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Harris; parents Marion Edward Fender and Patricia Marie Fender; brother Marion Edward Fender Jr.; grandson Baby Troy; niece Virginia Fender; and great-nephew Heath Fender.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Humane Society.

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