Mabel Elizabeth Hobbs Hegerhorst




Mabel, surrounded by her family, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the age of 89.  She was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada to William George Hobbs and Minnie (Formo) Hobbs on June 20, 1928.  At the age of 18, Mabel attended nursing school in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.  After graduating, she joined the LDS Church and moved to Utah to work at the LDS Hospital.  She was the first of her family to join the LDS Church, which inspired other members of her family to join as well.

Mabel married Karl H. Hegerhorst in the Salt Lake City Temple on January 29, 1952 and they enjoyed 65 years together.  She served a mission with her husband to Tucson, AZ and served as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple for 13 years.

Mabel and Karl are the parents of eight children; Diane ((Bob) Peel, Lynann (Lynn) Meibos, Brent (Lisa), Karen (Cecil) James, Carla Russell, Wendy (Shane) Giddings, Steven (Becky), and Heidi (Edgar) Kemp.  She is survived by her husband, children, and sister, Eva Dawkins, of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Mabel is preceded in death by her parents, brother William (Bill) Hobbs, sister Shirley Hood, and grandson Noah Talley.  They have 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren with two on the way.

Mabel enjoyed baking, gardening and genealogy.  As a faithful member of the LDS Church she lived a life of devoted service and charity.  Mabel loved her family!  She found ways to bring them all together for gatherings and documented the events with numerous photos.

A viewing will be held Friday evening, July 21, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin 2nd Ward Chapel, 3238 West 7300 South, Benjamin, Utah.  Another viewing will be held at the same location, Benjamin 2nd Ward building, on Saturday, July 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service to honor her at 11 a.m.  Interment will be at the Benjamin City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Hospice for Utah for their tender care of Mom.


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  1. Marie Johnson

    I have known Mabel for many years. I met her when she and Karl first moved to Benjamin. She was a special person. She took a family into her home and when she needed the space for her family who came visiting from Canada. She passed them on to me. They became special friends and I loved the fact Mabel would call me. Hal and I ate many meals at their home. Mabel was a great cook and her home was always clean. We belonged to a group of ladies who went out for our birthdays. After lunch we would go shopping. Mabel was a great shopper. We finally stopped when the group began in dwindle because of other obligations. I have missed not visiting with Mabel because of both our health problems. It is comforting to k now where she it with all of her family who have gone before.

    Please know she is a wonderful lady and she loved you all with all her heart.

    I feel blessed to call her my friend.

  2. Phyllis Brock

    Bob and I have been out of town and didn’t know of Mabel’s passing. I am so sorry to have missed her services. I truly loved her and enjoyed knowing her for the 32 years we lived in Benjamin. I especially enjoyed being with her watching Heidi play volleyball with my daughter Rachelle. My condolences to you all. May our Heavenly Father bless you as you morn your wife and mother.

  3. Shirlee Diamond

    I have truely enjoyed Mabel since moving to Benjamin ten years ago. She was my visiting teacher for eight years, and a sweet example to me. My thoughts are with you at this time. Shirlee Diamond