Mabel Hartland Obituary

Mabel  Hartland
Mabel Hartland

November 4, 1934 - August 4, 2017
Born in Birmingham, England
Resided in Sunnyvale, CA


Florence Mabel Hartland was born on November 4th 1934 to Christopher Jones and Marjorie Longmore Jones in Birmingham, England. She married Stan Hartland on March 3rd 1956 at St. Matthews Church, Smethwick, England, and together they emigrated to Santa Clara, CA via Toronto, Canada in 1966. Mabel and Stan were married for 61 years and raised their 3 children in Santa Clara before retiring in Sunnyvale in 1989.

Before becoming a homemaker, Mabel had a successful career as an accountant. Her children were the light of her life and she often said she just wished they could have stayed kids longer because she had enjoyed them so much. As their kids got older, Mabel and Stan joined the Sunnyvale Moose. They danced many an evening with friends taking great joy in ballroom, line, and square dancing for over 30 years. Mabel also loved to travel, taking many trips to England to visit family, and also traveling to Hawaii, Florida, with her family, and also enjoyed cruises to the Mediterranean and Mexico. A true english rose, Mabel loved her garden and kept bouquets of flowers blooming year round. She was always a great listener with lots of understanding and most of all, she loved a good laugh.

Mabel passed away peacefully after a hemorrhagic stroke on August 4th surrounded by her husband and children. She was 82 years old. She is survived by her husband Stan, her three children Andrew (Charm) of San Jose, CA, Stephen (Namita) of Dublin, CA, daughter Joanne Moran (Michael) of Pleasanton, CA; and 4 grandchildren Collin, Drake, Connor and Tyler. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Martin (Doug) of Bottesford, England and niece Sara Birch of Southwell, England.

A Celebration of Mabel's Life will be scheduled for a future date.