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1943 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Larry Gene Mabee, 69, passed away at his home in Ranch Santa Fe, CA on December 16, 2012, from prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Christine Mabee; his three children John Mabee, Melissa Mabee, and Laura Boswell; and his grandson Matthew Boswell. Family held a private graveside service on January 5, 2013. Born on March 25, 1943 in Henderson, Nevada to John Couchman Mabee and Betty Lee Murphy Mabee, Larry moved to San Diego, CA at the age of two. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1961 and married Barbara Ann Clark Mabee with whom he had his three children. He worked with his parents to build Big Bear Supermarkets from a corner store into a successful chain across San Diego County. He sold Big Bear Supermarkets in 1993 and pursued his other life interests including travel and cooking. Upon his father's death in 2002, Larry took over Golden Eagle Farm, a thoroughbred breeding operation, and ran it until his death. He was also actively involved in the operation of his numerous commercial and residential real estate holdings in San Diego County. Larry was a man who was larger than life and lived life to the fullest. He cared deeply for those around him and was known to quietly perform acts of generosity for those in need.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 3, 2013
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