03 May Angel Flight Mabel Livingston
Mabel Livingston, a Senior CommUnity Care PACE participant and resident at The Homestead at Montrose, enjoyed a flight around the San Juan Mountains as part of a donation from the Angel Flight program on Wednesday. Pilot Michael Plante from Evergreen, Colorado donated his time to make flying a plane a dream come true for Mabel who turns 98 next week. She has always enjoyed flying and had hoped to obtain her pilot’s license. On the flight, Mable was given charge of the wheel for a short time and flew with three other passengers to Durango, Silverton, Telluride and back to Montrose. Accompanying her on the flight were Anne Johnson Therapeutic Recreation Manager for Senior Community Care PACE and Melinda Bolton KJCT anchor from Grand Junction along with pilot Plante. Mabel’s brother, Lt. Col Boyd Squire, a United States Air Force pilot, was MIA for seven years until it was discovered he had been shot down over Cambodia. Mable commented that her brother would be thrilled to know that she was going to fly and perhaps her flight could be in her brother’s honor.