Marie Ellen Bruce Maynard
Marie Ellen Bruce Maynard, age 82, died March 18, 2014 of cancer at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan of Swedish and Norwegian immigrant parents, Bryon and Jesine Bruce. Mrs. Maynard met her future husband, deceased Col. Harry L. Maynard, while based in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a stewardess for American Airlines. Harry and Marie married September of 1953 and she began her life as a loving mother and military spouse.
She accompanied her husband to several postings around the United States. Mrs. Maynard was active in the Officers' Wives Club and charities at bases they were stationed. After Col. Maynard died in December 1980, she retired to Melbourne, Florida. She was very active in the Patrick Air Force Base Golf Association, St. Andrews Townhome Home Owners Association, and a member of Advent Lutheran Church.
She will be missed dearly by those who loved her: her three children, daughter Susan Maynard; sons, Harry and Richard Maynard; daughter-in-law Carol Ann Maynard; grandchildren, Chelsie M. Morgan, Jacob Basso and Catherine B. Tucker; great-grandchildren, (who lovingly call her "GG"), David Morgan and John Morgan; sisters, Fern Grommet (deceased), Betty Kenny and Janet Hope; brother, Robert Bruce; the Maynards of Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, and Ohio; nieces and nephews, friends and golfing partners.
Visitation will be held at Advent Lutheran Church's Suntree Campus, 7550 North Wickham Road, Melbourne Florida on April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery where she will join her husband on a date determined by the officials of the cemetery.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 4450 West Eau Gallie Boulevard, #250, Melbourne, FL 32934. The care of the VITAS staff was unwavering and a wonderful solace to the family.
Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge 632-1350. Please share memories and sign guestbook at www.afcfcare.com.
Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1286 S Us 1 Rockledge, FL 32955
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 23, 2014