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Sally Louise Roberts Mabe

December 16, 1936 - November 26, 2017

Sally Louise Roberts Mabe, 80, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 16, 1936 in Long Beach, CA, and was the daughter of the late Jeanne Henry Roberts and William Norman Roberts. Sally was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Mabe and her second mother, Addie Jones Roberts.

She graduated Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington, CA in 1955, and attended Harbor Junior College. Sally was employed by Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Los Angeles, CA; Northrop Aircraft Company, Hawthorne, CA; and Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, MO. She retired from Prince George’s Community College.

While employed at Trans World Airlines she met her lifelong soul mate and best friend, Roy F. Mabe, and they were married November 18, 1961. They had two children, Jennifer Lynn and Julie Ann.

Sally attended Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed volunteering at the church, Creative Beginnings Christian Preschool, the North Carolina Arboretum, and The Red Cross.  She enjoyed many hobbies and travels with the family.  She was beloved by all who knew her for her kindness and generosity.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Roy F. Mabe of Hendersonville; daughter, Julie Ann and her husband Michael Thomas Vidotto of Six Mile, SC; sister, Mary M. Friske and her husband Wes of Flower Mound, TX; brother, James D. Roberts and his wife Mary Jane of Tehachapi, CA; sisters-in-law, Joyce Compton of Hawthorne, FL and Janet Mabe of Princeton, WV; sister-in-law, Carol Wolfe and her husband Roy of Hawthorne, FL; sister-in-law, Cheryl Fields and her husband Don of Roanoke, VA, Don Mabe of Gainesville, FL; multiple nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and many friends.

For all their care and kindness, the family is deeply grateful to the staff of DaVita Dialysis Clinic of Hendersonville, NC and Four Seasons Compassion for Life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Creative Beginnings Christian Preschool Scholarship Fund (699 North Grove Street). A Celebration of Life event will be held in 2018.

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