Elsie Newell Maynes
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Elsie Newell Maynes, age 96, of San Pedro, died peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.
Born Elsie Newell Johnson on August 4, 1917 in Clarksville, Arkansas, she was married 39 years to Bruce Harold Maynes, deceased.
Elsie Newell received a BA in Music and was a public school teacher for 27 years in Colorado and Los Angeles including Cabrillo Elementary School. She was the Bell Choir founder and director at St. Peter's Church and piano teacher.
Elsie Newell is survived by her sister, Bonnie Guy Flint of Laguna Woods, CA; her two children, Guy Bruce Maynes of San Pedro, CA and Ora Christi Maynes of San Anselmo, CA; her close friend and partner, Richard Finley of Pasadena, CA; and two grandchildren, Ora Beth Mika of San Francisco, CA and Christopher Mika of Washington DC.
A viewing will be held at Green Hills Mortuary, 27501 S. Western Ave., RPV, CA 90275 from 10 am-12 pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, with a memorial mass to follow at 2 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1648 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
27501 South Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Published in Daily Breeze from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2013