Fitzpatrick, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming,
Wednesday, May 9, 2001.
THERMOPOLIS --- Mabel Yetter Fitzpatrick, 76, died Monday, May 7, 2001 at
Mabel was born Jan. 17, 1925 in
She went to work at Anne's Coffee Shop, then cooked on ranches and at sheep camps in the Worland and Ten Sleep area. During WWII, she worked at Holly Sugar. She then herded turkeys at Ten Sleep before going to work for the Tolman Ranch which later became the National Girl Scout Camp West. She met her future husband while working there.
She married Lehman Leon "Mike" Fitzpatrick on Sept. 26, 1947 at Red Lodge,
She helped her husband remodel several homes. The couple then owned and operated the Meeteetse Hotel. They built and operated the Standard station.
In 1961, she moved to the Dickie Ranch to work for the LU Sheep Co. In 1963, she moved with her children to Thermopolis where she bought the Manhattan Cafe and operated it for the next 16 years. After selling the cafe, she cooked at Canyon Hills Manor and was a cook for the Amax mine at Kirwin.
Mabel moved to Riverton in 1981 to work at a greenhouse and to cook at the V.F.W. Club. She moved to
She loved to cook. She was known locally as the Pie Lady for taking pies to friends. She liked to read the Bible and to spend time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, working in her garden, and embroidery work and was known for her fine pieces. She was a volunteer worker for several local organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
She is survived by her son Mike (Jeannie) Fitzpatrick of Casper; two daughters, Vicki (Ed) Harris of Casper and Patti Dickeson of Thermopolis; four brothers, Sam (Clara Mae) Yetter of Meeteetse, George Yetter, Morris (Barbara) Yetter, and Carson "Skinny" Yetter all of Thermopolis; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at
Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9-10 a.m.
Burial will follow at the Ten Sleep Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hot Springs Memorial Hospital for the Hospice Fund, 150 East Arapahoe, Thermopolis, Wyoming, 82443.
Veile Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.