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Mabel Renee Perschon, 80
Mabel Renee Perschon, 80, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at her home. 
She was born August 14, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George Theodore and Mabel Benson Peterson.
She graduated from Granite High School.  Renee received her bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Utah.
She worked side by side her husband on the ranch and farm.  Renee also was an elementary teacher and chief librarian at the Blackfoot Library.
On December 28, 1956 she married George E. Perschon in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
Renee was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served as Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president.  She was a member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Bingham Historical Society.
She enjoyed fishing, sewing (making many of her daughters' prom dresses), gardening, and loved growing chrysanthemums.  She was an avid reader, always learning.  She enjoyed attending the temple and being involved in the LDS Spanish Branch.  She spoke fluent Spanish where she was self- taught while serving in the branch. She also played the violin and piano.  Renee was very patriotic and had a great respect for the flag and her country.
She is survived by her husband, George of Blackfoot;  children, Renette (Delbert) Loosli of Blackfoot, Idaho; Clarinne (Alan) Williams of Provo, Utah; Brett (Gina) Perschon of Blackfoot, Idaho; Diane  "Anne" Perschon of Glencove, Maine; Steven (Sandra) Perschon of Blackfoot, Idaho and Trina (Ryan) Stearns of Chubbuck, Idaho; brothers, George, John and Stephen Peterson, all of Utah and sister, Sherry Blunt of Utah;  21 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Sara and those from Access Hospice; JaNae, a family friend, Moreland 2nd Ward members and Sam from Senior Care for the exceptional love and care that was given.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Blackfoot West Stake Center, 101 N 900 W in Blackfoot.  
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Condolences may sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 11, 2015
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