Mabel H. Dyer

Lebanon, N.H. — Mabel H. Dyer, 88, died Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014, at the Lebanon Center Genesis Health Care Facility in Lebanon. She was born July 21, 1925, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of Harold C. and Helen O. Ward. Mabel grew up in Strafford, Vt. and attended Hanover High School. She was married to Frank Dyer in 1947.

Following their divorce in 1969 she went to work as a housekeeper in and around the Upper Valley region. For many years Mabel served the Schumann family in Hanover as a housekeeper and nanny. She lived most of her life in Strafford, Vt. before moving to Wilder, Vt. in her later years. She lived in West Lebanon, N.H. for a brief time before she moved to the Lebanon Center Genesis where she has resided for the past five years.

Mabel was a strong independent woman. She was devoted to working and supporting her family. Cooking and baking were her two favorite pastimes.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph H. Ward and Donald L. Ward. She is survived by two sons, Dale A. Dyer and his wife Judith and Rex A. Dyer and his wife Patty all of Sharon, Vt.; three grandchildren, Darci, Kim and Cody; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Myrtle Spaulding of Hartford, Vt. and Aldea M. Brown of El Paso, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date in the Strafford Cemetery in Strafford, Vt. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to Mabel’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhome.