Barbara Lou Mercer1
F, #182, b. 3 February 1927, d. 11 December 2003
|Misc||Barbara Lou Mercer is Maybee Society Member Number 182.|
|Info*||Information on her came from Barbara L. Doyle, #182 and Wallace "Walt" Maybee, #74. to early Maybee Society records.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Burkholder.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Doyle.|
|Birth*||3 February 1927||She was born on 3 February 1927 at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, daughter of Richard S Mercer and Helen E Letson.2|
|Marriage*||11 December 1945||She married Lloyd John Burkholder, son of Lloyd J. Burkholder and Nellie Irene Maybee, on 11 December 1945 at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.|
|(Witness) Death||18 March 1973||Barbara Lou Mercer was widowed by the death of Lloyd John Burkholder on 18 March 1973 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois.3|
|Marriage||Barbara Lou Mercer married John C. Doyle.|
|Residence*||between 1995 and 2002||Barbara Lou Mercer and John C. Doyle lived between 1995 and 2002 at 100 South Railroad Street, Clinton, Illinois; Only Barbara after John's death.4|
|Death*||11 December 2003||Barbara Lou Mercer died on 11 December 2003 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, at age 76.5|
|Lloyd John Burkholder b. 30 Nov 1925, d. 18 Mar 1973|
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
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- [S1] Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
- [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/
Maxine Lorraine Mashburn
F, #183, b. 28 August 1922, d. 7 April 2020
|Father*||Loyce Leonard Mashburn b. 28 Sep 1902, d. 28 Aug 1983|
|Mother*||Ethel May Elizabeth McKinney b. 25 May 1904, d. 1 Feb 1989|
|Info*||Information on her came from Maxine Mashburn Smith, #183 to early Maybee Society records.|
|Misc||Maxine Lorraine Mashburn is Maybee Society Member Number 183.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Smith.|
|Birth*||28 August 1922||She was born on 28 August 1922 at Colton, San Bernardino County, California.1|
|Baptism||6 November 1932||She was baptized on 6 November 1932 at First Baptist Church, Ventura, California.|
|Marriage*||24 December 1939||She married Lester Lyle Smith on 24 December 1939 at West Los Angeles Foursquare Church, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.2|
|Residence*||2005||Maxine Lorraine Mashburn lived in 2005 at 1900 Dartmouth Ave, Clovis, Fresno County, California.|
|Residence||2012||She lived in 2012 at 1241 Douglas Ave, Clovis, Fresno County, California.|
|Death*||7 April 2020||She died on 7 April 2020 at age 97.3|
|Burial*||She was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California.3|
|Lester Lyle Smith b. 23 Dec 1919, d. 22 Aug 1987|
Barrie Laurence Mabie
M, #184, b. 31 March 1955, d. 2016
|Father*||Barrie Thotrig Mabie b. 16 Oct 1925, d. 27 Apr 2020|
|Mother*||Gloria Julia Casamo b. 15 Jul 1929, d. 25 Nov 2008|
|Info*||Information on him came from his parents, Barrie & Gloria Mabie,#45 to early Maybee Society records.|
|Misc||Barrie Laurence Mabie is Maybee Society Member Number 184. His parents, Barrie & Gloria Mabie,#45, signed him up - he never responded.|
|Birth*||31 March 1955||He was born on 31 March 1955 at Flushing, Queens County, New York.|
|Baptism||November 1955||He was baptized in November 1955 at West Park Presbyterian Church, New York City, New York.|
|Marriage*||28 June 1986||He married Denise Dagastino on 28 June 1986 at White Plains, Westchester County, New York.|
|Occupation*||Barrie Laurence Mabie was a employed by Toys-R-Us.|
|(Witness) oObit||He was mentioned in the obituary of Gloria Julia Casamo; Gloria Casamo Mabie. died peacefully Nov. 25 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. She was 79.|
She was born July 15, 1929, in the hamlet of Patterson, N.Y, the last of six children of Hilda Marie and Anthony Casamo. Mrs. Mabie attended the School of Industrial' Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She married Barrie Mabie on June 21, 1952, and moved to Scarsdale in 1959.
Mrs. Mabie was one of the founding members of the Alliance for the Mentally III (ALMI) of Westchester, and of ALMI of New York State, and served as secretary of both for several years. She was a founding member and honorary trustee of the Scarsdale Historical Society and worked on its annual souvenir dinner-dance journal for 23 years. Mrs. Mabie was employed in the science information department of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for 15 years, and was a member of the Scarsdale Woman's Club since 1978.
Mrs. Mabie was a deacon and 42year member of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. In recent years; she and her husband taught in the "Living in America" program, introducing American customs and English to area newcomers from all over the globe.
Mrs. Mabie's enthusiastic spirit and creative energy endured throughout
her long illness. She took tremendous delight in her grandchildren's athletic accomplishments, remaining one of the loudest cheerleaders on the sidelines. She encouraged their musical, artistic and theatrical endeavors and beamed during their performances. Her generosity . especially overflowed during holiday seasons, when many feasts welcomed old and new friends and relatives from afar, who could count on sumptuous food, warmth and hospitality. Mrs. Mabie will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
"She was courageous, kind, gracious and devoted to her beloved family, including the three treasured grandchildren we share;" said Arlene and Robert Fischer. She is survived by her husband Barrie, their three sons and their wives, Barrie and Dede of Danbury, Conn., John and Valerie of Brattleboro, Vt., and Peter and Elizabeth of Larchmont; their five grandchildren, Ian, and Lauren Mabie of Brattleboro, and Alex, Charlotte and Juliette Mabie of Larchmont; her only remaining sibling and older brother Bill Casamo, 91., of Alexandria, Va; 15 nieces and nephews and a large extended family of cousins in Sicily, Norway, and all parts of the United States.
A wake will be held at Bennett Funeral Home Scarsdale on Friday, Nov. 28, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m., followed by a brunch.
The family. requests that donations be made to Calvary Hospital in lieu of flowers.1
|Death*||2016||Barrie Laurence Mabie died in 2016.2|
Dale Loren Bennett
M, #187, b. 7 June 1928, d. 18 May 2016
|Father*||Vernon Patrick Bennett1 b. 19 Jan 1909, d. 3 Aug 1962|
|Mother*||Macle Viola Bastin1 b. 22 Jun 1910, d. 29 Jun 1951|
|Info*||Information on him came from Dale Bennett, #187. to early Maybee Society records.|
|Misc||Dale Loren Bennett is Maybee Society Member Number 197.|
|Birth*||7 June 1928||He was born on 7 June 1928 at Washington Township, Monroe County, Indiana.2|
|Marriage*||8 November 1952||He married Eileen Bales on 8 November 1952 at Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana.3|
|Death*||18 May 2016||Dale Loren Bennett died on 18 May 2016 at IU Health & Hospice House, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, at age 87.4,5|
|oObit*|| The obituary of Dale Loren Bennett read: Dale Loren Bennett, 87, a lifelong resident of Martinsville passed from this life at 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the IU Health & Hospice House in Bloomington. Dale was one of four children born to the late Vernon Patrick and Macle Viola (Bastin) Bennett. He was born on June 7, 1928 in Monroe County, Indiana.|
Dale graduated from Martinsville High School and shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served his country with bravery at the close of WWII and the inception of the Korean War, from 1946 – 1950. After returning from the service, Dale began his lifelong love for logging and on November 14, 1952 he married M. Eileen (Bales) Bennett.
He was undeniably a hard worker, often times working two jobs to support his family. Dale spent his entire life working in the timber business and was the previous owner of Bennett Logging in Martinsville, where he spent countless days working alongside his father, sons and grandsons. He had also worked as an electrician from 1959-early 1970's at Merle Sears in Mooresville, at the Indianapolis Airport and at I.U. Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
Dale took great pride and pleasure in his logging business, woodworking, gardening, doing genealogy, training and racing horses and most importantly, he cherished his family.
He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends including his wife of nearly 64 years, Eileen Bennett of Martinsville; sons, Sidney Dale and Jeffrey Lee Bennett both of Martinsville; sister, Sue (husband, Joe) Schnaiter of Martinsville; five grandchildren, Dan (wife, Brooke) Bennett, Matt (wife, Jenna) Bennett, Marc (wife, Amy) Bennett, Elizabeth (husband, Anthony) Lindsey and Whitney (Dillon Spencer) Bennett and four great grandchildren, Ella, Sophia, Charlotte and Callan Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Bennett and sister, Marilyn Gray.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, May 20th from 5-7:00 p.m. at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville and from 9-10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Rev. Steve Brown will conduct a service celebrating Dale's life on Saturday, May 21st beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion's Hill Baptist Church, 5050 Turkey Track Rd., Martinsville. He will be laid to rest following the service in Zions Hill Cemetery in Martinsville.5
|Burial||He was buried at Zion Hill Cemetery, Pike County, Indiana.5|
- [S397] Submission by Maybee Society Member Dale Bennett #187.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current.
- [S381] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Memorial ID 174802421 - with obit.
Lorna Jean Maybee
F, #190, b. 8 July 1923
|Father*||Loren Charles Maybee b. 3 Apr 1898, d. 9 Apr 1984|
|Mother*||Mildred Elizabeth Letson b. 7 May 1900, d. 8 Aug 1978|
|Death*||Lorna Jean Maybee died.|
|Info*||Information on her came from George Maybee Martin. #1,Tyrone Tillson, #103 to early Maybee Society records.|
|Misc||She is Maybee Society Member Number 190.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Pettit.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Tillson.|
|Birth*||8 July 1923||She was born on 8 July 1923 at Washington.|
|(Witness) Census||April 1930||Lorna Jean Maybee appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Loren Charles Maybee and Mildred Elizabeth Letson at 321 Deleware Avenue North, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington,|
; Lawrence B. Maybee, Head, M, W, 31, M, age at first marriage 24, Oregon, Kansas, Oregon, Salesman, Retail Radio
Mildred E Maybee, Wife, F, W, 29, M, age at first marriage 22, New York, New York, Pennsylvania
Lorna J Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, Washington, Oregon, New York
Betty L Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 4, S, Washington, Oregon, New York.1
|Marriage*||8 March 1940||Lorna Jean Maybee married Dale Winfield Pettit on 8 March 1940 at Seattle, King County, Washington.2|
|Residence*||1948||Lorna Jean Maybee lived in 1948 at 6353 E 61st, Seattle, Washington; Lorna J Pettit (wid Dale W) h 6353 E 61st.3|
|Marriage||1949||She married John Wood Tillson in 1949.|
|Residence*||between 1990 and 2002||Lorna Jean Maybee and John Wood Tillson lived between 1990 and 2002 at 34334 Slavens Road, Warren, Oregon.4|
|(Witness) oObit||12 May 2002||Lorna Jean Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Tyrone Lieuallen Tillson on 12 May 2002 at Bellingham, Washington; Fairhaven historian, Tyrone Lieuallen Maybee Tillson died on May 3, 2002. He was born on February 3, 1941, in Seattle. His parents are Lorna (Maybee) Tillson and John Wood Tillson, of Warren, Oregon. After graduating from Shoreline High School, Tyrone attended Western Washington University. While at Western, where he took a degree in philosophy, he discovered the then quiet community of Fairhaven, which would later become the focus of his historical writing and intensive research. In the early ‘60's he joined the Navy Reserve. His stories most often filled with humor and described by a reviewer as Wild West prose, made local history lively and entertaining in the magazine "Fairhaven, the Gazette of South Bellingham" published by his wife. His recently published journal, "Bullcook, Life in the Bunkhouse", follows stories collected while working at Carnation Farms. Fairhaven history lived for Ty and in turn he made Fairhavenites proud of its heritage in articles, plaques and in blocks set at important sites along Fairhaven streets and trails. He visited his friend and mentor, historian Galen Biery, weekly for years as they exchanged stories about their century old ‘acquaintances'. Ty led history tours through Fairhaven and gave slide shows and talks to groups, including recent Southside ‘Story Nights". He was a board member and President of the Old Fairhaven Association. Ty was involved in raising the 103-foot flagpole in a Veterans Memorial at 12th and Mill. Sets of his vast research will be donated to the Northwest Region Archives, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, and Bellingham Libraries. Tyrone is survived by his wife of 18 years, Penny (Ginther) Tillson of Fairhaven, his parents Lorna and John Tillson, brothers Marc Lee Tillson and wife of Pateros, Washington and Todd Shaw Tillson and wife Susan of Warren, Oregon, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by brother Jon Scott Tillson. Burial of Tyrone's ashes will be in Weston, Oregon, a town founded by his Oregon Trail ancestors. A Memorial celebration of his life will share stories by and about Tyrone on Friday, May 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lairmont Manor, with a wake at Dos Padres following. Issue 54 August 5 2002 Memorials which will apply toward costs of hardcover binding his research can be made to the Tyrone Tillson Fairhaven History Project at Key Bank."5|
|(Mentioned) oObit||25 December 2016||Lorna Jean Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of of Robert Adair Maybee on 25 December 2016 at Everett, Washington; Robert Adair Maybee (Aug. 1, 1937 to Dec. 16, 2016) |
Bob was born in his mother's house near Greenlake in Seatte, WA. He attended Seattle Public Schools and joined the Air Force in 1955. In 1957 he met Susan Manolides and they were married in July of that year. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Robert O., James W. (RoJane) and Jeffrey H. (Elisabeth); also by his sister, L. J. M. Tillson, brother, George W. Maybee and grandsons, Brock, Cole (Chelsea), Jeffrey II, Jacob and Joshua Maybee and granddaughters, Mary Pennington, Nola Maybee and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Adair Maybee and sister, Bette Lou Maybee. He was a good husband, a good father and a good man. Following the internment there will be a celebration of his life on January 8, 2017.6
|(Mentioned) oObit||16 January 2017||Lorna Jean Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of of George William Maybee on 16 January 2017; George William Maybee, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his home in Harvest, AL. |
George is survived by his wife, Madalyn Maybee of Huntsville; son, Mark W. Maybee of Huntsville; daughters, Betsy M. Jarrett of Huntsville, Suzanne M. Sons of Madison, and Jennifer M. Kilpatrick of Decatur; sister, Lorna Maybee Tillson of Oregon; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren
George William Maybee was born in Kent, Washington, and as a young man joined the U.S. Navy. He ventured to Huntsville, AL in 1964, where he became a key player in the advancement and development of the U.S Space program. George was a member of the Huntsville aerospace engineering community where he worked on numerous NASA programs, including the Apollo Lunar Rover, which was essential to exploration of the moon's surface; Skylab, the world's first manned space station; and Spacelab, the first manned scientific lab in space. A graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Engineering Physics, he was a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and made numerous contributions to events and publications. George joined McDonnell Douglas in 1982, participating in mission control operations for Spacelabs 1, 2, and 3. He managed projects for UAH Consortium for materials in space and led the payload integration team for Consort 1, the first micro-gravity payload launched by a commercial licensed rocket in the U.S. Additionally, he managed various space technology projects including two Sounding rockets and a Shuttle mission carrying new technology experiments developed under his leadership.
Upon retirement, George devoted himself to his passions for music, writing, love of nature, family, and exploring the great west where he was raised and cherished immensely! He had three books published and wrote many songs, poems and short stories. He was a brilliant man yet loved the simple things in life and has shared so much with so many. He was nicknamed by friends as Alabama Bill and by family as Father of the Forest! He was a devoted father and husband and his greatest joy was having his family gathered sharing fun, food, laughter & good times. He will be greatly missed and his legacy will live on for generations to come!7
|Death||20 September 2017||Lorna Jean Maybee died on 20 September 2017 at Warren, King County, Washington, at age 94.8|
|Dale Winfield Pettit b. 21 Jun 1917, d. 19 Nov 1947|
|John Wood Tillson b. 29 Mar 1926, d. 25 Jul 2013|
- [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, Roll: 2485, Page 10B, Enumeration District: 47, Image: 244.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
- [S128] Information printed in the Maybee Society Communicator : #54, Aug 2002 from Fairhaven Gazette, Bellingham, Washington, 12 May 2002.
- [S381] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 174400816 obit published in The Herald (Everett.WA), Dec 25, 2016.
- [S206] Email sent to John MayBee the MayBee Society database coordinator:from from his daughter, Suzanne Sons MS#352.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; and U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current.
Douglas Carleton Maybee
M, #197, b. 27 May 1924, d. 29 April 2014
|Father*||Carleton Henry Maybee1 b. 11 Apr 1891, d. 21 Apr 1975|
|Mother*||Lulu Belle Thompson1 b. 29 Dec 1892|
|Misc||Douglas Carleton Maybee is Maybee Society Member Number 197.|
|Birth*||27 May 1924||He was born on 27 May 1924 at Sydenham, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.1,2|
|Marriage*||2 October 1948||He married Elizabeth Jean Etter on 2 October 1948 at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada.1|
|(Witness) Memo||30 October 1964||Douglas Carleton Maybee witnessed Carleton Henry Maybee and Lulu Belle Thompson County Natives Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary|
"Mr. and Mrs. Carleton H. Maybee, a well-known couple in the community of Sydenham, celebrated their wedding anniversary over the recent holiday week-end. They were married October 14, 1914.
During the afternoon and evening of October 11, Mr. and Mrs. Maybee were at home to many friends and relatives in the Sunday school hall of Grace United Church. Over 250 guests called to congratulate them.
On Thanksgiving Day, the entire Maybee family of 26 members enjoyed a dinner in the town hall served by members of the Women's Institute of which Mrs. Maybee is currently president.
She was honored on the anniversary occasion by fellow members with a life membership pin and certificate.
Both celebrations had been arranged by the couple's four sons and one daughter who also gave their father a gold fountain pen and their mother a gold pin.
Focal point of the at home reception was the tea table centered with golden roses and lighted by tall gold candles. Pouring tea in the afternoon were Mrs. Harry Hall of Toronto, Mrs. Myles Spafford, Sydenham, Mrs. Lewis Yott and Mrs. Harold Walters, both of Picton and sisters of Mrs. Maybee.
In the evening those presiding at the tea table were Mrs. L. Cranston of Prescott, Mrs. M. Holmes, Mrs. J. McCallum and Miss E. Truscott, all of Sydenham. The Maybee's daughter, Mrs. Douglas Parks and daughters-in-law, Mrs. Gordon Maybee, Mrs. Douglas Maybee, Mrs. Lloyd Maybee, and Mrs. Keith Maybee were assisted in serving by a granddaughter and several nieces.
Out of town guests attending the at home were from Toronto, Ottawa; North Bay, Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia; Syracuse and Lachine, Quebec; Prescott, Trenton, Wellington, Consecon, Bloomfield, Picton, Kingston, Sunbury, Harrowsmith and Verona.
Rev. H. M. Servage of Kingston, a longtime friend of the family was among those present for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Maybee received greetings from as far away as Saskatchewan, Toronto and England. The church's present pastor, Rev. M. D. Steinberg extended his blessing to the couple on the anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Maybee also received best wishes from Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson, Premier John Robarts, Hon. E. J. Benson, minister of national revenue, Hon. J. R. Simmonett, minister of energy resources and M.L.A. for Frontenac-Addington. An inscribed scroll commemorating their anniversary was received from the provincial secretary, Hon. John Yaremko.
The three-tiered wedding cake, which was served in the celebration, was the gift of the members of the church choir in which Mr. Maybee has sung for 42 years. He has been its leader in latter years. The cake was baked by another choir member, Roy Warren. Gifts and floral bouquets were received from the congregation of the church, Albion Masonic Lodge, Loughboro Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Bridge Club and from many private individuals.
At the family party, Mr. Maybee serenaded his bride of 50 years by singing "I Love You Truly."
Mrs. Maybee is the former Lulu B. Thompson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson.
Mr. Maybee is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Maybee. He was born at Denbigh but moved to Consecon with his parents at an early age.
In addition to his work with Grace United Church choir, Mr. Maybee has served as an elder of the church and is a member of Albion Masonic Lodge and Loughboro Chapter, O.E.S.
Mrs. Maybee is a past president of the former Women's Association of the United Church and is a life member of the United Church Women. She is a past worthy matron and past district deputy grand matron of O.E.S.
Members of their family are Gordon, Truro, N.S; Mrs. Douglas Parks (Hazel), Toronto; Douglas and Lloyd, both of Sydenham and Keith of Toronto. The couple has 14 grandchildren.
SISTER DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Florence Kienitz, Saskatoon, Mr. Maybees only sister, was packed to leave in the morning. She was found dead in bed by her family.
Mrs. Charles Spafford, sister of Mrs. Maybee, was unable to attend as she was visiting her family in British Columbia." on 30 October 1964 at Sydenham, Ontario, Canada.3
|(Witness) oObit||31 December 2009||Douglas Carleton Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Gordon Ross Maybee on 31 December 2009 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Gordon R. Maybee, 1915-2009. Lulu Belle (Thompson) and Carleton H. Maybee have opened their arms to welcome their eldest son, Gordon to their eternal home upon completion of his 93 year-long earthly tour of duty. Gordon was a fully active resident of the Veteran's Memorial Building in Halifax until four days before his passing there on February 9, 2009. Gordon was a man who strove to achieve a lifetime balance in his commitment to his family, his country, his faith and his community. Born in Perth, Ont., on September 4, 1915, Gordon graduated from Sydenham High School and worked for a time with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto. Always up for adventure, he and Cousin Joe worked their way to Europe on a cattle boat, bought bicycles and explored in times of innocence. When war broke out in Europe the year after, he rushed to enlist in the Canadian Army, and crossed the Atlantic once again as a proud member of the Irish Regiment of Canada. Rising to the rank of Captain, Gordon led his men on tours of duty from the mountains of Italy to the final liberation of Holland in May of 1945. A training session at Camp Debert gave Gordon the opportunity to meet a young volunteer ambulance-driving, piano-playing teacher from Shubenacadie named Phyllis Westbury, whom he married on June 27, 1942, and who senses his loss today at Northwood Center, Halifax, after 66 years of marriage. At the Second World War's end, Gordon persevered through several years as a mature student, with Phyllis and young daughter Janet at his side, eventually graduating from the University of New Brunswick in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. He then commenced a career with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests and eventually retired as Director of Operations in 1976. He will be remembered for his groundbreaking work in Crown Lands management, the development of sound silviculture practices, encouraging woodlot owners to grow Christmas trees as a cash crop and the development of much of the early Provincial Park infrastructure. Moving with Phyllis to their retirement home on Hardwood Hill in Lower Debert, Gordon continued his involvement with his love of the forest as Education Officer with the Nova Scotia Forestry Association, speaking in schools, organizing poster contests and giving guided tours on the nature trail he created on his property. Gordon was still in command on Hardwood Hill until well after his 90th birthday. Phyllis and he were blessed with many years of healthy retirement, both in Nova Scotia and in Lakeland, Fla. Together, they fulfilled many dreams as they were able to travel extensively, from cruising the Rideau Canal to motoring through the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps the high point of their travels came in 1985 when they were invited to participate in the 40th anniversary celebrations commemorating the Liberation of Holland. In 1991 Gordon represented his Regiment at commemorative ceremonies in Ortona, Italy. Gordon always found time to give back to his church and his community. A lifelong adherent of the United Church of Canada, he held many positions on executive boards, acted as a teacher and superintendent of Sunday School, and devoted many years as registrar for the annual Berwick United Church Camp. He was very active in various capacities with the Boy Scouts of Canada, both as a leader in the cub and scout programs, and as a participant on District and Provincial Councils, a long-time involvement that earned him Scouting's prestigious Medal of Merit. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Debert Military Museum, and served as a volunteer guide for many years. Gordon was a member of the Great Village Legion as well as the DGM men's club; believing in the vital importance of the Legion's legacy, he coached teams of young students to championships in the Call to Remembrance program. Even in his adopted winter home in Lakeland, Gordon volunteered his "baby cuddling" talents at the local Children's Hospital. Gordon still found time for his recreational passions of sailing, golfing and fly-casting from his trusty canoe on quiet mornings. Always an innovator, Gordon established the first commercially viable low-bush blueberry growers cooperative in Colchester County in the late 1950's. In addition to life partner Phyllis, Gordon is survived by daughter, Janet, Sheet Harbour; son, Ross (Donna), Halifax; grandchildren, Tracy, Ottawa; Tracie, Kentville; Gordon, Graeme, Halifax; Ellen, Lower Debert and great-grandson, Carleton, Kentville; sister, Hazel and brothers, Doug, Truro; Lloyd and Keith, Ontario, numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. By Gordon's request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. A graveside service in Glenholme will be arranged some sunny spring day. Gordon would like to have any donations in his memory directed to continue the work of the Debert Military Museum or the Bass River Veteran's Memorial Garden. He and his family owe sincere gratitude to the staff at VMB (V6E) for their loving care and kindness.4|
|(Witness) oObit||31 December 2009||Douglas Carleton Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Phylis May Westbury on 31 December 2009 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Early on the morning of October 9 at Northwood Center, Phyllis Mae (Westbury) Maybee left us to catch up with her good soldier, Gordon Maybee, who went on ahead last February and promised to meet her at the station. Daughter of Arthur William Westbury and Ellen W Maclean, Phyllis was born December 1, 1914 in Truro. Class valedictorian at the Normal School, her first teaching post was in West Dover, where the salary was $300 for the year. She transferred back to Bible Hill just as World War II was beginning. Phyllis learned to drive ambulances and offered her piano skills at the Red Cross dances. There she met her Irish Regiment officer from Ontario, station briefly at Camp Debert. They were married June 27, 1942 and soon he was overseas. At the war's end, they went to Fredericton where Phyllis ran a small grocery store to help Gordon earn his Forestry degree at UNB. Back in Nova Scotia with two children, she returned to teaching and inspiring students of all ages for 35 years, not only in the school system. As a volunteer she helped new Dutch immigrants learn English, and worked with special needs children during their post-retirement days in Florida. Her innovative work as a professor of mathematics at the Nova Scotia Teachers College helped improve math methods all over the province. When Gordon's work shifted to Halifax in the mid 1960's, Phyllis took on another challenge, teaching primary at the School for the Blind. The overarching theme of Phyllis Maybee's life was one of respect and concert for the earth and all it's people. From early years as a Young People's leader, she was always involved with church activities: CGIT, Sunday School, UCW, Bible study, Berwick amp. A prolific script and letter-writer, she was involved in many social justice campaigns and was quick to let politicians know if they fell below standards of fairness and truth. She always served with the Consumers Association of Canada.|
A painter, gardener, creative seamstress, baker of cookies for new neighbours or shut-ins or eager ones, birdwatcher, lover of nature (even snakes!), Phyllis showed her children and her many pupils loving ways to honour the environment and each other. Phyllis is survived by daughter, Janet (Sheet Harbour Passage); son, Ross and his wife, Donna (Halifax); five grandchildren; a great-grandson; brother-in-law, Douglas Maybee (Elizabeth); and sister-in-law, Hazel Parks (Truro); brothers-in-law, Lloyd and Keith Maybee in Ontario. Family and friends are invited to gather for a memorial at Erskine United Church, Glenholme on Friday, October 16 at 11 a.m., followed by reception and nourishment in the hall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral home; there is no visitation by Phyllis's request. Though she loved flowers, she would be perturbed if anyone spent money on them instead of perhaps giving a donation to Erskine United, to Berwick Camp, to Amnesty International or any good works ongoing to raise the spirit. Her spirits and those of her grateful family, have been raised and sustained by the generous care given to her on 8 Centre. All the staff deserve our deep thanks and praise; in particular, the support of Nurse Practitioner Cathy Misener, Dr. Cathryne Meehan, Kathy Baker (LPN and the hospice team has been invaluable. Blessings!5
|(Witness) oObit||Douglas Carleton Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Hazel Aileen Maybee; Hazel Aileen Parks, 92, Truro, passed away peacefully October 13, 2010 in Williams Country Homes, Hilden.|
Born in Belleville, ON, she was a daughter of the late Carleton and Lulu (Thompson) Maybee. Hazel was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was mother of five boys, the first, born in Paradise, NS with four more to follow in Ontario.
She was a tireless volunteer worker as a member of The United Church. A lifetime of friendships began in Kemptville, Ont. With five boys the house was full of friends, cousins and drop-ins who were always treated with equal love and affection. It might have been her awesome cooking skills or unbelievable calm temperament in every situation that endeared her to all who knew her.
She and Doug retired to Picton, ON where she tended beautiful rock gardens. They spent many years enjoying good friends and family in Lakeland Florida. Hazel had an artist's eye and an artist's touch in all she did. Not big on sports, she enjoyed bridge and Scrabble as well as maintaining to the end her title as reigning family cribbage champ. But more than that, her quiet way of making others feel loved and accepted put her in the realm of Saints.
She will be missed and treasured always. She is survived by sons, David (Anna), Halifax; Ron (Carlene), Bear River; John (Mary) Whitby, ON; Bill, Upper Stewiacke; Alan, Halifax; brothers, Douglas (Elizabeth) Truro, Lloyd, Kingston, ON, Keith (Gerry), Bancroft, ON; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ross Parks, Gordon Parks, Glen McConkey; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Douglas; brother, Gordon; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Maybee, Jean Anne McConkey, Rita Parks, Eleanor Parks, Joan Maybee; great-grandson, Abdur Raheem Parks.
No visitation by request of the family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Interment at a later date in Wellington, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. A special thank you to the staff at Parkland Estates and to those at Williams Country Homes with a special note of thanks to Dr. Sarbjit Singh.6
|(Witness) oObit||7 January 2011||Douglas Carleton Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Lloyd David Maybee on 7 January 2011 at Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Lloyd David Maybee passed away peacefully at Fairmount Home, Glenburnie, Ontario on Wednesday January 5, 2011 in his 86th year. Lloyd is predeceased by the love of his life and best friend of 52 years, Joan(nee Reeve). Devoted and caring father to Ruth Maybee of Carleton Place, Donna Skitch (Jeff) of Long Sault, Susan Chumbley (Frank Lawler) of Gananoque, and Glenna Giuditti (Enrico) of Toronto. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ian and Kaila Saunders, Jeffrey Skitch, Erin and Calvin Chumbley,and Natalie and Shannon Giuditti. Lloyd is also survived by his brothers Doug of Truro NS, and Keith of Bancroft. He will be fondly remembered by his several neices and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his many dear friends and by the wonderful staff and caregivers at Fairmount Home. Lloyd was born in Sydenham to the late Carleton H. Maybee and the late Lulu Belle Maybee(nee Thompson)and predeceased by his brother Gordon of Halifax NS and sister Hazel Parks of Truro NS. Family and friends will be received at the Trousdale Funeral Home in Sydenham on Sunday, January 9th, 2011 between the hours of 11:00 am until time of service. Funeral service to follow in the Funeral Home at 1:30. Interment to follow at Sydenham Cemetery.7|
|Death*||29 April 2014||Douglas Carleton Maybee died on 29 April 2014 at Hilden, Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 89.8|
|oObit*||8 May 2014||On 8 May 2014 the obituary of Douglas Carleton Maybee read: Douglas Carleton Maybee of Hilden, one month short of his 90th birthday, passed away gently, April 29, 2014, with his wife of 65 years Elizabeth (Etter) by his side. Born in Sydenham, Ontario, he was a son of the late Carleton Henry and Lulu Belle (Thompson) Maybee. Doug is also survived by sons Fred (Debbie), Tatamagouche, NS, and Brian, Riverview, NB, brother Keith (Gerry), sister-in-law Nancy Ettinger. Known as Papa to his grandchildren Christopher Maybee, David Maybee (Amy Van den Hoogen), Paul Maybee (Mikey Colborne), Claire Maybee, great grand-children Ezra Maybee, Ella Maybee, and David Wood, step-grandchildren Danielle Leighton (Beau Strob), Chelsea Leighton, Kelly Leighton, Crystal (Dean) Ramier, Jenna Walsh. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by both parents, brother Gordon and sister-in-law Phyllis, sister Hazel (Parks) and brother-in-law Doug, brother Lloyd and sister-in-law Joan, brother-in-law Avard Ettinger, daughter-in-law April Maybee, father and mother-in-law Fred and Edith Etter, brother and sister-in-law Stan and Lorna Etter. A veteran of WW II he served in Canada's navy and was later employed with Alcan Aluminum at Kingston, Ontario. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church in Truro, and a dedicated chorister. He will be remembered for his involvement in The Truro Novatones barbershop chorus, Royal Canadian Legion, and Masonic Lodge. Cremation has taken place under the care of Ettinger Funeral Home. Doug's sons and their families will receive visitors from 6-8pm Sunday, in St. Andrew's United Church, King Street, Truro from where funeral service will be held 11am, Monday, May 5, 2014, Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Elizabeth and family invite friends to stay for a reception following the service. Interment will take place in Preeper Hill Cemetery, Shubenacadie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Church, Truro or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of Williams Country Homes for Special Care.2|
|Elizabeth Jean Etter|
- [S8] Submission by Douglas Cameron Mabee, Maybee Society Member No. 177.
- [S429] Submission by Eugene Raymond Thomas Oatley, Maybee Society Member No. 348., from obit - Ettinger Funeral Home (www.ettingerfuneralhome.com), archived at ObitsforLife.com.
- [S128] Information printed in the Maybee Society Communicator : #55, from the Picton Gazette.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Chronicle-Herald/Mail Star, Halifax, NS, Can, 31 Dec 2009.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Canada Obituary Collection, Chronicle-Herald/Mail Star, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 31 Dec 2009.
- [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from obit.
- [S429] Submission by Eugene Raymond Thomas Oatley, Maybee Society Member No. 348., from The Kingston [Ontario] Whig-Standard, 7 Jan 2011.
- [S429] Submission by Eugene Raymond Thomas Oatley, Maybee Society Member No. 348., from obit - Ettinger Funeral Home, archived at ObitsforLife.com.
Roger Mabie Arendsee
M, #200, b. 3 February 1923, d. 13 March 2012
|Father*||Reinhard Alvin Arendsee1 b. 14 Feb 1883, d. 11 Dec 1948|
|Mother*||Grace May Mabie1 b. 22 Aug 1884, d. 23 Nov 1966|
|Info*||Information on him came from Roger Mabie Arendsee, #200; Elizabeth J. "Betty" Kinney Mabie, 171. to early Maybee Society records.|
|Misc||Roger Mabie Arendsee is Maybee Society Member Number 200.|
|Name Variation||Roger Mabie Arendsee was also known as LtCol.|
|Birth*||3 February 1923||He was born on 3 February 1923 at Rockford, Illinois.1,2|
|(Witness) Census||April 1930||Roger Mabie Arendsee appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Reinhard Alvin Arendsee and Grace May Mabie at 410 Howard Avenue, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois,|
; Reinhart Arendsee, Head, owns house worth $5000, M, W, 46, M, age at first marriage 25, Wisconsin, Germany, Germany, mill wright, service goods
Grace Arendsee, Wife, F, W, 44, M, age at first marriage 35, Wisconsin, New York, Canada
Harold Arendsee, Son, M, W, 21, S, Illinois, Wisconsin, Illinois
Wendell Arendsee, Son, M, W, 20, S, Illinois, Wisconsin, Illinois
Roger Arendsee, Son, M, W, 7, S, Illinois, Wisconsin, Illinois
Hazel Mabie, Sister-in-law, F, W, 40, S, Wisconsin, New York, Canada.3
|Marriage*||8 August 1945||Roger Mabie Arendsee married Darlin Mae Bailey on 8 August 1945 at Yuma, Arizona.1|
|Occupation*||Roger Mabie Arendsee was a Military Chaplain.|
|Death*||13 March 2012||He died on 13 March 2012 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at age 89.4|
|Darlin Mae Bailey|
- [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Winnebago County, Illinois, Births, 1857-193.
- [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, Roll: 572, Enumeration District: 48, Image: 746.
- [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/
Jules Ralph Mabie
M, #209, b. 29 January 1928, d. 18 March 1999
|Father*||Lefferts Lamont Mabie b. 7 Dec 1895, d. 24 Sep 1948|
|Mother*||Marguerite Marie Cronjaeger b. 13 Jan 1900, d. 6 Nov 1965|
|Misc||Jules Ralph Mabie is Maybee Society Member Number 209.|
|Info*||Information on him came from Lefferts L. Mabie, Jr. #165 to early Maybee Society records.|
|Name Variation||Jules Ralph Mabie was also known as Ralph.|
|Name Variation||Jules Ralph Mabie was also known as J Ralph.1|
|Birth*||29 January 1928||He was born on 29 January 1928 at Bronxville, Westchester County, New York.1|
|(Witness) Census||April 1930||Jules Ralph Mabie appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Lefferts Lamont Mabie and Marguerite Marie Cronjaeger at Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey,|
; Leffert Mabie, Head, M, W, 33, M, age at first marriage 28, New York, New York, New York, foreman, machine works
Margarete Mabie, Wife, F, W, 30, M, age at first marriage 27, New York, Germany, New York
Leffert Mabie, Son, M, W, 4, S, New York, New York, New York
Jules Mabie, Son, M, W, 2, S, New York, New York, New York.2
|(Witness) Census||12 April 1940||Jules Ralph Mabie appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Lefferts Lamont Mabie and Marguerite Marie Cronjaeger at 2424 Fairmont Avenue, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,|
; Lefferts Mabie, Head, M, W, 44, M, completed 4 years high school, born in New York, residence 1 April 1935 was Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, Salesman, Wholesale Auto Company, wages earned in 1939 - $5000+
Margueriette Mabie, Wife, F, W, 40, M, completed 4 years high school, born in New York, residence 1 April 1935 was Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey
Leffert Mabie, Son, M, W, 14, S, attended school, completed 2 years high school, born in New York, residence 1 April 1935 was Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey
Ralph Mabie, Son, M, W, 12, S, attended school, completed 7 years school, born in New York, residence 1 April 1935 was Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey.3
|Milit-Beg*||18 March 1946||Jules Ralph Mabie enlisted in the military on 18 March 1946 at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. He was single, living in Polk County, Florida.4|
|(Mentioned) oObit||28 September 1948||He was mentioned in the obituary of of Lefferts Lamont Mabie on 28 September 1948 at Tampa, Florida; Lefferts Lamont Mabie, 52, manager of the Lackland office of the Package Research Laboratory, died Friday at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, where he had been undergoing treatment for the past three months, according to word received here today|
Mr Mabie had lived in Florida for the past 13 years and for the past 10 had been connected with the laboratory in Lakeland. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Brooklyn, NY, the American Legion post at Rockaway, NJ, and the Masonic Lodge at Rockaway. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Marguerite M Mabie, and two sons, Lefferts L Mabie, Jr, and J Ralph Mabie.5
|Marriage*||1955||Jules Ralph Mabie married Mary Jane Cunningham in 1955.|
|Divorce*||1 October 1974||Jules Ralph Mabie and Mary Jane Cunningham were divorced on 1 October 1974 at Palm Beach County, Florida.6|
|Marriage*||21 December 1986||Jules Ralph Mabie married Shirley Ann Tomassetti on 21 December 1986 at Palm Beach County, Florida.7|
|(Witness) oObit||22 March 1996||Jules Ralph Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Lefferts Lamont Mabie Jr. on 22 March 1996 at Pensacola, Florida; Lefferts L. Mabie, Jr. died Wednesday March 20, 1996. He was 70. Mr. Mabie was born in Bronxville, N.Y. May 6, 1925 to Lefferts L. Mabie, Sr. and Margrete Cronjaeger Mabie. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1941 and served in the 8th Air Force during World War II as a B-17 pilot and flew 25 missions over Europe. Mr. Mabie graduated from the University of Florida, College of Law with the LLB degree (now designated as Juris Doctor) in 1948. He served as County Judge in Hardee County, Florida, before moving to Pensacola in 1965. He practiced law in Pensacola with J. B. Hopkins and later joined the law firm of Levin, Middlebrooks, Mabie, Thomas, Mayes and Mitchell. In 1967 when he became a senior partner. Mr. Mabie served as president of the circuit bar association of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Central Florida and First Judicial Circuit in Northwest Florida. He held all offices of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and served as a director of th American board of Trial Advocates and a member of the Executive Committee of the Trials Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Mabie had recently been named a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida College of Law and was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Supreme court of Florida. Mr. Mabie was listed in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" and was honored with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in 1992. He was a regular lecturer before the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. |
He is survived by his wife of 50 years; Marianne Munson Smith Mabie; two children, Margrete Mabie, granddaughter Charlotte Wakely Shows, all of Gulf Breeze and a brother J. Ralph Mabie, Esq. of North Palm Beach.8
|Death*||18 March 1999||Jules Ralph Mabie died on 18 March 1999 at West Palm Beach, Florida, at age 71.1|
|oObit*||20 March 1999|| On 20 March 1999 at Pensacola, Florida, the obituary of Jules Ralph Mabie read: J. Ralph Mabie, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Thursday, March 18, 1999|
Mr Mabie was the younger brother of the late Lefferts L. Mabie of Gulf Breeze
He was an attorney in West Palm Beach for more than 45 years. Native of Westchester County NY, he was a graduate of the University of Florida and the U of F School of Law. He had many friends in the Panhandle as well as through out the state.
He is survived by his wife, Shirle, a daughter, Mariane Mabie, three sons, J. Ralph Mabie, Jr. (Suzanne), Paul R Mabie (Tracy), Daniel A. Mabie (Patti); one grandson, Paul R Mabie, Jr, all of West Palm Beach, and three step-children, Lisa Chimento of Stuart, FL, Leo Dragoni, Dana Dragoni of New York, and five step grandchildren.9
|Mary Jane Cunningham b. s 1930|
|Shirley Ann Tomassetti b. 20 Jan 1935|
- [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/, and U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
- [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, Roll: 1374, Page 4B, Enumeration District: 65, Image: 837.
- [S456] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Lakeland, Polk, Florida, Roll T627-612, Page 7B, ED 53-22.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
- [S517] Dan Burrows : obit in The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida), 28 Sep 1948, Tue, Page 2.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001.
- [S1] Ancestry.com, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.
- [S323] Submission by Mrs Marianne Mabie, Maybee Society Member No. 165., From the Pensacola News Journal.
- [S323] Submission by Mrs Marianne Mabie, Maybee Society Member No. 165., Pensacola (Florida) News Journal, 20 Mar 1999.