Zaneta Rhea Mabry, 54, of Concord, N.H., passed away unexpectedly at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., surrounded by her family.
A daughter of military parents, she was born in Okinawa, Japan, on Dec. 11, 1962, a daughter of Isaac and Patricia (Leubben) Yost.
As is common with military families, Zaneta attended schools in various locations throughout the United States. She graduated from Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, Pa., in 1981, and entered the U.S. Navy that year.
After initial indoctrination in Orlando, Fla., she was assigned to VA-128, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where she met and married Daniel Mabry of VA-165, her husband of over 30 years.
Leaving active duty as Petty Officer 2nd Class (AZ-2) in 1985, Zaneta remained in the Naval Reserve until 1987.
Moving to New Hampshire in 1989, Zaneta’s top priority was raising her children. She was a volunteer coordinator at the Conant Elementary School for many years, also volunteering at the Rundlett Junior High and Concord High schools. She was involved with Cub Scout Pack 86, and was an Odyssey of the Mind coach for many years. She loved camping, hiking, skiing, sailing and traveling, and was an avid cook and gardener.
Zaneta was preceded in death by her mother, Patrica Yost in 2011.
She is survived by her father, Isaac Yost of Fort Myers, Fla., her husband Daniel Mabry of Concord, N.H., and her two sons Corry Mabry of Hololulu and Troy Mabry of Baltimore.
Also three sisters Kismet Sansone of Mountain Home, Idaho, Hiromi Halcomb of Constantine, Mich., Roxann White of Minneapolis, Minn., a brother Colin Yost of Fort Myers, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord, N.H. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Wesley United Methodist Church,79 Clinton Street, Concord, N.H. Interment with Naval Honors will follow at 1 p.m. at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, N.H.