Rancho Santa Fe resident Larry Mabee dies, known for generosity7

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Larry Mabee passed away peacefully on Dec. 16 at his home with his wife, Chris, his three children and his golden retriever, Angel. Mabee, 69, had battled prostate cancer.

Standing 6’5” tall, Larry was “the real deal, larger than life and was known for his generosity,” according to his widow.

In addition to multiple properties in Rancho Santa Fe, he owned Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, which was founded by his parents. He was the son of the late Betty and John Mabee, the former board chairman of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. For years, he managed real estate holdings and Big Bear Markets for his parents.

He is survived by his widow, Christine Penrod Mabee, manager of the Del Mar Country Club; his son, John Robert Mabee; two daughters Melissa Mabee and Laura Boswell, her husband Mike Boswell, their son, Matthew, and his aunt Carol Ulrey and her husband, Charles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The GOLD (short for Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers, an organization founded by his late mother, at P.O. Box 81832, San Diego, CA 92138. In accordance with his request, a private memorial service will be held.

— Julie Sarno