Agnes Clara Mabe, was born in Grundy, Virginia on September 10, 1932, to Bessie and John Duty. As soon as she graduated from high school, she began working toward her accounting career at the Grundy courthouse. It was during this time she met the love of her life, Garnett “Lee” Mabe. They were married on January 2,1954.
Garnett was enlisted in the Air Force, and they began their life together in Knoxville, Tennessee. Shortly afterwards, they transferred to Cheyenne, Wyoming where Agnes, while working, added a daughter, Terry, and son, Greg, to their family. Lee’s job with the military took the family to Istanbul, Turkey.
Lee’s last military destination brought the family to Great Falls, Montana. Agnes continued working as an accountant in the NCO Club at Malmstrom AFB. Their life seemed idyllic. However, their happiness would come to a sad end when her beloved husband passed away in June of 1970. She later began working with Bruce Watkins and Gusto Distributing. To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.