Mabel C. Carse, 100


Mabel Caroline Carse, 100, died on May 21, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Omaha, Neb. She was born on Oct. 4, 1922, to parents Robert and Myrtle (Danielson) Bloomquist in Hobart, Ind., who instilled in her the values of hard work and perseverance. Her father was a Swedish speaking Methodist minister and Mabel had fond memories of his ministry to the Swedish church in Texas that they attended. Mabel graduated high school in Schumberg, Texas and attended San Marius Teachers College where she met the love of her life, Francis “Bud” Carse. The couple married Oct. 31, 1943.
During WWII from Dec. 1943 to Dec. 1945, Mabel taught elementary school in Texas while Francis served his country overseas. After his discharge, they settled in Kennedy, Texas where their daughter Carla was born in 1948. Son, Cody joined the family three years later when they moved to Robstown, Texas. It wasn't long before the family made another move, this time to Omaha, Neb. where Francis worked as an electrician. In 1960, they moved to Texas and purchased and operated a motel before returning to Omaha in 1961, and then in 1964, making their final move to their acreage near Magnolia.
Mabel had a passion for music and joined the Magnolia Methodist Church in 1964, where she played piano for church services and funerals. She enjoyed playing with Blythe Ellsworth and Darlene Lamberson for many services throughout the years.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis; infant son, Brian Carse; and sister, Mildred Holm. She is survived by her daughter, Carla Francine Carse and son, Cody Francis Carse and his wife Kathy all of Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren, Randy Carse and Sarah Carse; one great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Carse; and sisters, Winifred Mason of Houston, Texas and Bobbie Dean DuBose of DeVine, Texas and other relatives and friends.
Mabel will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished friend, and passionate pianist who impacted those around her with kindness and warmth. Her legacy will continue through all those whose lives she touched.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at United Methodist Church in Logan. Beth Fouts presided over the service. The musician was Darlene Lamberson. The musical selections were “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “How Great Thou Art”. The pallbearers were Randy Carse, Sarah Carse and Paul Rhoten. Mabel’s final resting place is at the Magnolia Cemetery.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.