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Obituary: William Elmer Mabe


William Elmer “Bill” Mabe, of Heppner died, Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Kadlec Reginal Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was born on June 25, 1955, in Heppner, the son of Harold and Ruby Mabe. He spent his growing up years in Fossil, graduation from Wheeler Co. High School in 1973.

Bill worked on ranches a big share of his life, before working at Walmart Distribution Center in Hermiston. At the time of his death, he was working for Morrow County Grain Growers in Lexington.

He loved spending time with family, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include his loving companion, Linda Harper, a brother Marvin Mabe, a sister Mildred Nelson and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ruby, brothers, Harold Dean, Rod and a sister Shirley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in care of arrangements. You may sign the online condolence book at


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