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Mabel C. Hough,  retired secretary

Mar 06, 2013

Mabel C. Hough, 74, of Dagsboro, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in her home.

Mabel was born in Milton, daughter of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Nailor) Carpenter.

She was a secretary with the University of Delaware Extension Office in Georgetown for many years, retiring in 2006. Several years ago, she was a bank teller with Farmer’s Bank.

Mabel had been involved with both Sussex Central Pop Warner and Lower Sussex Go-Kart Club.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, William Carpenter.

She is survived by two sons: Alan Hough and wife Melanie, and Michael Hough and wife Colleen, all of Millsboro; three grandchildren: Emilie, Taylor and Kevin Hough; her companion of over 40 years: Darwin Johnson; and a sister: Mary Ann Ruark of Ellendale.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton with visitation after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.

Flowers are accepted, or contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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