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Mabel Caswell Paddock

1915 - 2012 BENNINGTON, VT Mabel Caswell Paddock, 97, widow of the Rev. Royal Paddock, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Bemidji, Minn., where she had relocated to live with her son, Daniel.

Born in Berwick, Maine, on May 1, 1915, she was the daughter of Ai G. and Minnie (White) Caswell. She received her BA in Education from Gordon College in 1937 and RN degree in 1940. She was married to Royal C. Paddock in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 8, 1941. She worked as a missionary in India with her husband, an ordained minister, from 1945 until 1964. Upon their return to the United States, she filled the role as a pastor's wife in Wenham, Mass., and Berlin, N.Y. where Rev. Paddock was called to serve. They retired to Bennington in 1978. After Rev. Paddock's passing in 1991, she stayed in Bennington until relocating to Bemidji six years ago. Mrs. Paddock was always interested in everything that was going on around her and enjoyed knitting and crocheting and had made many afghans for family and friends. She also enjoyed keeping in touch with her friends around the world.

She leaves her son, Daniel A. Paddock of Bemidji; daughter, Sharon Hodges of Petersburgh, N.Y.; brother, Gordon Caswell of San Francisco; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Bennington. Private burial will be held in the Bennington Centre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the missions in which her grandchildren are involved, Timber Bay Ministries of Youth Investment or International Accelerated Missions, in care of the HANSON-WALBRIDGE & SHEA FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send the family personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 11, 2012
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