Orson Henry Mabey, Jr.


Orson Henry Mabey, Jr., M.D.
Orson Henry Mabey, Jr. died October 8, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born August 22, 1923, at Lehi, Utah. He grew up in Malad where he attended school, graduating in 1941. He attended the University of Utah and then served in the Pacific during World War II.
He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He interned at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and served his surgical residency at the Veterans Administration in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Mabey practiced medicine in California for a year and then moved to Malad to join his brother Joe in a medical practice. In 1969, he moved to Rexburg to join his brother Rex in a medical practice there. He spent three years in Saudi Arabia at the hospital in Al Baba. When he returned to the United States he worked as a locum tenens for Comp. Health in many places around the country.
He married Martha Ann Rice on June 15, 1962, in Salt Lake City.
The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife Martha of Rexburg; three children, Orson H. Mabey, III (Denise) of Tempe, Arizona; Marie Lawson (Mike) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Melissa Tenny (Kevin) of Edmonds, Washington; a sister, Jean Barker of Salt Lake City, Utah;. Two brothers, Joseph F. Mabey of New Orleans, Louisiana; Rex Garn Mabey (Peggy) of Rexburg and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, 2001, with Bishop Thaine Robinson officiating. Interment was Tuesday at the Bountiful Utah City Cemetery. Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg took care of funeral arrangements.

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