Mabel Lee Nickerson, age 70, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Woodlawn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Skowhegan. She was born in Belfast February 22, 1942, the daughter of Chester and Teresa (Decrow) Nickerson.

Mabel grew up on the family farm in Brooks. She graduated from Morse Memorial High School in Brooks in 1960, as valedictorian of her class. Mabel was very active in school activities including basketball, cheerleading and softball. She attended the University of Maine at Orono and worked in banking in Boston. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Waterville and especially enjoyed the church women’s group. Mabel enjoyed all kinds of handwork, such as knitting and crocheting, and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Daniel, of North Dakota; a brother, Donald, and wife Josephine of Monroe; a sister, June Hovey, and husband David of Skowhegan; an aunt, Cleona Decrow, of Skowhegan; two nieces, Sharon Coolen and Teresa Nickerson; numerous cousins, great-nieces and -nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Congregational Church in Brooks.

Those wishing to may make donations in Mabel’s memory to a charity of their choice.