Stamper, Mabel Blanch

Class of 1918
Classical diploma
Graduation essay: “Camouflage”

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Obituary
Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT), August 6, 1995, p. 31

HALLENBECK, Mabel (Stamper) Hallenbeck, 93, a former resident of West Hartford (1929-1992), died July 24, 1995, in South Orleans, Mass., after a short illness. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a supervisor of elementary schools in Forsyth County, N. C., and a teacher for 24 years, 17 of which were in West Hartford. In later years, she was also an avid amateur photographer. She was a longtime active member of First Church of Christ, Congregational, West Hartford, and a longtime volunteer in the John Webster Library at the church. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold M. Hallenbeck; and her daughter, Janet Louise Hays. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Hallenbeck Mills of South Orleans, Mass.; a sister, Jean Stamper of Brevard, N. C.; five grandchildren, Karen House of Denver, Colo., Sharon Hays of Harwichport, Mass., Steven Mills of Glastonbury, Jennifer White of Harwichport, Mass., and Jeffrey Mills of Ellington; and five great-grandchildren. The decease requested that there should be no visiting hours or funeral, but a private family memorial service at a later date at Cape Cod, Mass., following cremation. The family has requested no flowers be sent, but that memorial contributions be made instead to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family has also asked all concerned to remember the “89 2/3” birthday party as one of the nicest memories shared. Mrs. Hallenbeck left this final message to her family who wishes to share it with her many friends. “The search for the good life never ends, but I have found two guideposts which have been helpful to me. The first is the collage suggested by St. Paul’s fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, kindness, and self-control. The second is the simple advice from Micah: to love kindness, do justice, and walk humbly with God. I hope you will find your own guideposts that lead you surely to the good life. Thanks for the joy that you all brought into my life. I look forward to our reunion somewhere ahead. With love.”

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