Mabel was born to Willis D. Roberts Jr. and Ellen May (Campbell) Roberts in Redmond, Oregon August 26, 1949. She was the youngest of five children. She passed away February 1, 2016 in Prineville, Oregon with loved ones with her.
Mabel attended Maupin Grade School and Maupin High School. She graduated in 1967. She started her career as a store cashier. She was a very dedicated employee and well liked by the owners. On May 26, 1973 she married Franklyn Vogt in Virginia City, Nevada. Shortly after marriage she became a homemaker. Mabel and Frank owned their home in Tygh Valley. Frank passed away in December 2005 and in 2009 Mabel sold the home and moved to Prineville to be close to her siblings.
Mabel loved the outdoors. Each spring she was ready to get out and get the next winter wood supply in. She would jump right in, running the chain saw, splitting the wood with a hand splitting maul and loading it. Hard work and Mabel was a team. She loved her garden. She would spend hours working the soil until it met her expectations to produce a great crop. She was at peace in the mountains. She enjoyed the family camping outings at Little Crater Lake, Timothy Lake and picking huckleberries at High Rock. As a young child she made many trips with her family on the long walk down to Salmon River to catch a mess of feisty mountain trout.
Her relaxing time was spent sewing, embroidering and feeding all the birds in the neighborhood. She enjoyed cooking and her homemade bread was always a big hit at family get togethers. She knew she was very loved by her family and Mabel loved her family very much.
Mabel is survived by her sister Marylou Carter of Prineville, brothers Lloyd D. Roberts of Bend, Millard Dale Roberts (Becky) of Maupin and Willis B. Roberts (Patricia) of Prineville. Step-children Gloria Dvorak of Beaverton, Oregon; Ramona Teal of Madras, Oregon; Franklyn Vogt Jr. of Missouri; Cynthia Moss (Sid) Moss of Tygh Valley, Oregon.
Mabel was preceded in death by her mother Ellen Roberts in 1990, her father Willis D. Roberts Jr. in 1997 and her husband Frank in 2005.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Partners in Care Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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