September 15, 1931 ~ November 7, 2013
Mitzie M. Gabriel, passed away on November 7, 2013 at her residence. Shewas 82 years of age.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Cedaredge Ward. Inurnment to follow at the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Mitzie was born to Stanley V. and Marcella (Maddox) Hocker in Grand Junction, Colorado. She grew up in Grand Junction Colorado then the family moved to Cedaredge where she graduated from high school.
On September 15, 1950, Mitzie’s 20th birthday, she married the love of her life, Eugene E. Gabriel in Eckert, Colorado. In 1957, they moved to Ely, Nevada where they resided until moving back to Cedaredge in 1987.
Mitzie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she was very active and loved doing genealogy. She enjoyed cooking, canning and swimming at The Rec. center and loved her animals. But most of all, Mitzie loved her family.
Mitzie is survived by six children: daughter, Neila Swapp (Danny) of St. George, Utah; son, Eugene Gabriel, Jr. (Deann) of Eckert, Colorado; daughter, Karen Engan (Royce) of Cedaredge, Colorado; son, Steve Gabriel (Pam) of Mountain Home, Idaho; daughter, Sally Holderness of Eagle, Colorado; and Mark Gabriel (Laura) of Marble, Colorado; one brother, Neil Hocker; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
Mitzie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; daughter, Cindy; and son, Tim. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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