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Marjorie Anne Gaines

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December 7, 1929 - May 18, 2014 Marjorie Anne (Midge) Gaines was born to parents McIntyre and Lois Faries of San Marino, California. Midge passed away peacefully after a short illness, with her family by her side. A lovely and loving lady full of grace, loyalty, dedication, perseverance, a keen sense of humor, and an all-encompassing heart, she will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A resident of Brentwood since 1964, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, John W. Gaines, and her beloved sons and grandchildren from her prior marriage: Milo William Bekins III (Maria Ester), granddaughter Vivian Bekins and great-grandson Milo Arce, grandson Esteban Bekins and great-granddaughter Alyssa Bekins; Richard M. Bekins; Michael D. Bekins (Hiroko) and grandchildren Sophie A. Bekins and Kai W. Bekins, and was predeceased by son John M. Bekins and survived by daughter-in-law Kate Bekins and grandchildren Elyse A. Bekins and Milo M. Bekins. She is also survived by her sister Barbara L. Simpson; niece Andrea L. Simpson and great-nephew Christopher R. Myrdal; and nephew Eric K. Simpson (Barbara) and great-niece Katherine L. Simpson and great-nephew Alexander K. Simpson. Midge graduated from South Pasadena/San Marino High School, and attended UCLA where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Her commitment to community service for over fifty years led her from volunteering to help the blind to serving as past president and present member of the Board of Directors of the Assistance League of Los Angeles. She held a strong belief in the power of children's theater to transform perspectives and lives, and served in many volunteer roles for decades, both as an actress and managerial, with the Nine O'clock Players in Hollywood. She was also a past active member of The Junior League of Los Angeles and managed the family real estate business. She and her husband John were members of the Bel-Air Country Club. The memorial service will be private according to her wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name may be made to The Nine O'clock Players, 1370 N. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 24 to May 28, 2014
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