Gareth "Gary"Mabe, 74, formerly of Cody, WY passed away on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Villa Care Center. There will be a private service held in Fort Dodge and a memorial service held at a later date in Cody, WY. Arrangements have been entrusted with Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Gary was born in Fort Dodge on September 21, 1939 to Alvin and Maxine (Thurman) Mabe. Gary grew up and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. He married Janet Taylor of Moorland in 1959 and they later divorced. He worked as a painter for many years. Gary loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid antique collector, enjoyed playing pool and loved having a cup of coffee.
Gareth is survived by his children Rod Mabe (fianc JaneyOveracre) of Boise, ID, Sue Reeves of Fort Dodge, Dan Mabe of Cody, WY and Julie (Morris) Larson of Fort Dodge; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his sister Charlotte (Bill) Henricks. He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Maxine and his brother Paul Mabe.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Villa Care Center for the wonderful care they gave to Gary.