Long-time Durango resident Mable Florene Birket passed away January 31, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by her family. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas October 12, 1923 to Granville and Celia Mae Lanning. There she met and married Wilbur ""Bill"" Birket in 1942, and had 4 children. In 1952 the family moved to Durango where they built homes on Birket Drive and the Four Winds Motel, which they operated for 25 years. After retiring they moved to Mesa, Arizona where Bill passed away in 2001, and Mable continued to live and maintain their home there until her death. Her family was her life, and she is survived by her daughters Karen Buchanan, Tudy Townsend, Patricia Bainter, son Bob Birket, her 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. |
There will be a visitation on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 2pm-3pm at Hood Mortuary, 1261 E 3rd Ave., Durango.
A graveside service will be on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at Greenmount Cemetery, Durango.
Published in The Durango Herald on Feb. 2, 2017