Mabel Christianson passed away November 23, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Poulsbo, WA, at 99 years of age. Mabel was born to Peter and Bertha Peterson in Olga, N.D. July 22, 1909. The youngest of 12 children, she was raised on the family farm and educated in a one room country school. In 1929 she married Helmer Christianson and they remained married until his death in March of 1988. They farmed in N. D. until 1957, at which time they moved to Snoqualmie Valley, WA. In 1985 they moved to Poulsbo, WA, where she remained until her death.Mabel’s last 11 years were spent in the loving care of Liberty Shores Assisted Living in Poulsbo. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cook-ing, baking for others and crocheting Afghans for her family. She never missed an opportunity to extend a helping hand wherever she saw a need and always had an open door policy. Her gracious spirit and loving heart will be missed by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by 5 sisters, 6 brothers, 1 grandson, 6 great grandchildren and 3 son in laws. Left to mourn her passing are her children Vernon (Marilyn) Christianson, Phyllis Danielson, Jan-ice (Jack) Metzger of MN, Beverly Peterson of N.D, Joyce Townsend and Kathi (Doug) Nelson of WA; 25 grandchildren; 47 great grand-children; 2 great great-grandsons. She also leaves her 3 special friends from Liberty Shores, Sharon Bacon, Helen Strand and Mary Murphy as well as a multitude of family and friends.The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6 at Miller Woodlawn in Bremerton, WA.