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Carla Owens Mabey

October 23, 1930 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 91)

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Carla Owens Mabey passed away May 11th, 2022, at the Syracuse Utah Beehive assisted living home at the age of 91 while holding the hand of her daughter Afton. She was born October 23, 1930, in Jerome Idaho to Edward and Clois Owens into a family of 15 children, Carla was number 7.

She attended school in Jerome Id until high school when the family moved to Heyburn Id. for a winter. Soon after, the family then moved to Buhl Id where Carla finished and graduated from high school. Following graduation, she went to work for Mountain Bell telephone company as a telephone operator, and then attended BYU for a quarter. Upon leaving BYU Carla moved to Glendale CA. where she lived with her sister Elaine and her husband for one year, as she continued working for the telephone company, until receiving her mission call to Holland. Upon returning from her mission, she moved back in with her parents, who had since moved to Boise. While living in Boise, she began working for a local grocery store and snack bar. Eventually Carla was hired back on with the telephone company in accounting and billing.

Carla met her husband Glenn R Mabey on a blind date arranged by her brother and sister-in-law. Glenn and Carla married in 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple. After 4 years, they welcomed their first of five children, 3 boys and 2 girls. Glenn Mabey (Jr) (deceased) Ruth Mabey Close(deceased) Afton (Douglas) Gunter (Syracuse Ut) Nathan Mabey (Meridian Id) Evan Mabey (Boise Id). After 15 years of marriage Glenn and Carla divorced and Carla returned to the workforce to provide for her children. Her first job was working for American greeting card co. and throwing early morning newspaper routes with her daughter. After this, she went to work for the women's clinic as a technologist, and then eventually ended up working for St. Lukes hospital in their central processing dept. Where she would eventually retire from in 1992.

Even after retirement, Carla continued working for multi care doing companion care and also did housekeeping well into her 80's. While at St Lukes Carla chose to work nights, that way she could always attend her church meetings, even if it meant no sleep. Carla's testimony and dedication to the Lord and his gospel has been unshakable. She loves the Lord with all her heart. This is what has sustained her throughout her life and difficult trials. She has always known that he would be there for her. Her greatest joy was serving in church callings. Carla played her violin in the Sunday school orchestra, served as secretary and teacher in Sunday school, Mia Maid teacher, President, counselor and teacher in the primary organization, Relief Society In service and cultural refinement teacher and visiting teacher. She served as a stake missionary, and temple worker in the Boise LDS Temple for over 8 years.

Carla deeply loved music, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and piano music were always first on her playlist. After moving in with her daughter, Carla discovered google and satellite radio and then her list grew to include Elvis's gospel music and lots of Doris Day. Carla lived her life as a positive influence in the world. She loved making bread, rocky road fudge, and cookies for her neighbors and often her medical staff and various friends and family as well. She loved washing dishes by hand and being a prankster, she was a friend to all and loved visiting with just anyone she came across.

Carla is survived by 3 of her 5 children and one brother Arlys Owens of Bremerton Wa. Afton's 10 children Emrick Hansen, Ian (Arissa) Hansen, Breagor (Lauren) Hansen, Kenyon (Halle) Hansen, McCaslin Hixon, Tage (Jessica) Hansen, Dax Hansen, Jamen Hansen, Angel Highfill, Tyler Johnson and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter and one son, 13 siblings and her parents. What a beautiful reunion awaited her as she completed her mortal journey. All who knew Carla, knew of her famous response when asked how are you? "I'M DOING BEYOND INCREDIBLE!", that was her mantra right up to the very end.

Funeral services will be held as follows...viewing Friday June 17th, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at the Myers Mortuary in Roy Utah 5865 S. 1900 W. Roy Utah 84067. Saturday June 18th, 2022, Canterbury Park LDS Ward house 1285 S. 2500 W. Syracuse Utah 84075 viewing from 9:30 -10:30 with the funeral to follow at 11:00. Sunday June 19th viewing from 6-8 in Boise Idaho at Relyea funeral chapel 318 N Latah St. 83706. Monday June 20th at 10:00 a.m. will be a graveside service at Dry Creek Cemetery 9600 Hill Rd. Boise Idaho 83703.

We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to Beehive Homes of Syracuse and their wonderful caring staff who took such good care of mom. Inspiration Home and Hospice, and especially her Hospice Nurse Carol Draper, who spent over a year caring for mom. And of course, her many, many wonderful friends and family members, who have loved and supported us. A very special thanks goes out to Heather Johnson for her great love, support and coordination of services and the Canterbury Park LDS ward for their undying service and love. Interment will be at the Dry Creek Cemetery Boise Id, where she will be laid to rest next to her daughter Ruth.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 19, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

Service
Monday
June 20, 2022

10:00 AM
Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

Cemetery

Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

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