Mabel Marie Perea, age 91, passed away in her home surrounded by family on August 30, 2018. Mabel was born April 24, 1927 to Ben and Maclovia (Mascarenas) Cisneros in Mora, New Mexico. Her family moved to Riverton, WY in 1936. She met Bill Perea in Fremont County and married on December 15, 1946. Bill and her resided in Washington State from 1947 until 1952, and then moved to Casper, WY.
She had 3 children, Roger, Lydia, and Lynne. She was employed as a housekeeper for over 20 years. Her passions were camping and creek fishing in the Big Horn mountains, hunting, ceramics, crossword puzzles, playing penny ante poker and going to Deadwood to gamble. She enjoyed bowling and belonged to CWBA until she was 78 years old. She loved feeding everyone. No one ever left her house without a full belly, a full heart, and a few dollars in their pocket. She enjoyed being out doors taking care of her roses, flowers and being at the cabin on Casper Mountain. Everyone will miss her amazing green chili, perfectly round-shaped tortillas, homemade bread, cinnamon rolls and animal shaped pancakes. She enjoyed helping her family so it wasn't unusual to come home from work to find your lawn mowed, dishes done, laundry folded and put away. In her younger days, she would ride bicycles with her grandkids, played baseball without using a glove, and had the patience to play anything that was asked of her from her grandkids. She was always blessing bicycles, homes, and cars with Holy water. Her last few years, she attended the art class at the NIC for those with dementia. Her greatest joys were her kids, and all the grandkids. She never let them forget how much she loved them and how proud of them she was. Mabel will be forever remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend.
Mabel is survived by her daughters: Lynne Perea, Lydia (Pat) Cordova. Sister: Emma Hawley, Grandkids: Tammy (Chad) Sorensen, Stacey (Todd) Pearson, Marie Cordova, Shelly Ann, Amy (Bryan) Johnson. Great-grandkids: Mitchell, Kylie, Branden, Martin, William, Brianne, Matthew, Bailey, Alex, Wyatt, Mireya, Ariana, Kynlee. Great-great grandkids: Easton, Greyson, Maverick, Kai, Addilyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Maclovia, husband Bill, son Roger, brothers, Fred, William, Max and sister Cleo Thein.
A viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Newcomer funeral home. A rosary will immediately follow at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 13th at Newcomers. Mass of the Christian burial for Mabel will be conducted Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. Gary Ruzicka officiating. A graveside service will follow immediately at Highland Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice and Wyoming Dementia Care