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Mabel L. Brest

December 5, 1923 — August 30, 2020

MABEL L BREST (nee Hunter) (96) of Cottonwood passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug 30. She was well-loved by everyone and enjoyed family get-togethers, travel, reading, crosswords and Scrabble. Born and raised in Etna, PA, she married David Brest of Pittsburgh in 1943. They lived in Sewickley and Etna until 1959, until they moved to Lorain OH. Mabel was employed as a bookkeeper for the Credit Bureau of Lorain County for 25 years and David worked with Ford Motor Co., when they both retired, chasing their dream to Cottonwood, AZ in 1984. They spent their retirement traveling through most of the States, and all of the Canadian Provinces. Her husband died in 2000, and Mabel fulfilled a life-long dream of going back to college at the age of 76, and was awarded an Associate degree from Yavapai Community College in 2001 at the age of 83. She remained sharp-minded throughout her senior years, discussing Shakespeare with her son back in Ohio by way of her laptop, almost daily. She was proud of her drive to continue to learn. She was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood and was a regular attendee.
She is survived by her son David ( Brenda) LaGrange, OH, and grandchildren David Cochrane (Darcy) Cornville, AZ and Jeff Cochrane (Merandie) Camp Verde, AZ , Kimberly Justice (JJ) LaGrange, OH Courtney Elliott (Travis) Medina, OH, and great grandchildren Kelsey Cochrane, Navy LTJG Sarah Galvez (Milton), Alexandra Justice, Megan Elliott, Landis Cochrane, Timbre Cochrane, great- great grandson, Mateo Galvez, her beloved and loyal companion cat, Willie, and her best friend, Deb Adair. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband David Brest Sr, daughter Diane Cochrane (Warren), great grandson Luke Cochrane, parents Ollie and Louisa Hunter, brothers Edwin, Howard, Raymond, Robert, William, and sisters Ella, Emma, Laura, and Olive.
A family service will be at Wescott Funeral Home 1013 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood, AZ 86325 on September 8, 2020 at 0900 with burial at the Cottonwood Cemetery.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Westcott Funeral Home - Cottonwood

1013 East Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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