Mayme Elizabeth Ragsdale(1912 - 2013)

Mayme Elizabeth Ragsdale January 2, 1912 - February 7, 2013 Mayme Elizabeth Ragsdale was born January 26, 1912 in Hanford, California to Charles and Elizabeth Marak and passed away on February 7, 2013 at the age of 101. Mayme grew up on the family fruit ranch in Hanford, the fifth of six children. She attended schools in Hanford and graduated Hanford High School. In November of 1932 Mayme and Lou Ragsdale were married in Hanford and in 1939 made their home in Wasco, California and resided there the rest of their married life, with the exception of the years during World War II when Lou was a flight instructor and pilot in the Army Air Corps. Mayme was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Louis Ragsdale; her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and great grandson Jason Guevara. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lou Pollard and her son-in-law Harvel; grandchildren Laurel Guevara (Tom), Mark Pollard (Cindy), and Brad Pollard; great grandchildren Todd Guevara (Kristin), Spencer Pollard, Chad Pollard, Arthur Pollard, Walter Pollard; and great great grandchildren Madison, Jason, Taylor, and Morgan Guevara. The family would like to thank her friends and caregivers Maria Marroquin, and Lori Orona for their years of faithful service. The family will be forever greatful to Flo Moreno and her daughters Vanessa and Marla of Golden Hearts Residential Care Facility for their loving care. Private Services were held. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 19, 2013