Mable Clair Darr

July 3, 1923 – Jan. 22, 2012

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned for longtime Basin resident Mable Clair Darr. Mable, 88, died Jan. 22 in Springfield, Ohio.

She was born July 3, 1923, in Scobey, Mont., the daughter and youngest child of Martin and Alice Arveson Wang. Her mother died 10 days after Mable’s birth and when Mable was 3 months old, she was adopted by William D. and Mary Gordon Alderdice.

The family moved from Montana to Wyoming where Mable attended schools in Greybull and Basin. She graduated from Basin High School in 1941 and married Harold E. Darr on Aug. 17, 1941, in Red Lodge, Mont.

Mable worked as a bank teller for many years, but her main enjoyment and interest was making a comfortable home for her husband and children. She enjoyed sewing, handcrafts, baking and visiting with neighbors and friends. She will be remembered for her smile and the twinkle in her eyes.

A life-long Mormon, Mable also participated in activities at the United Methodist Church in Basin, where her husband was a member.

Her husband, parents and three sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard and Lucy Darr of Yellow Springs, Ohio; two daughters, Carolyn Darr of Fort Collins, Colo. and Dr. Marilyn Darr of Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the local Humane Society or animal care charity of your choice.

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