Mary Ellen (Smith) Spellman

1920 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mary Ellen (Smith) Spellman Obituary
Mary Ellen Spellman (Smith) 01/20/1920 - 07/17/2013 Mary devoted her life to caring for others, and during these last years, we were blessed with caring for her. Born in Marshall, Ill (parents: Fred E. & Gladys B. Smith) (siblings: Anna, Betty, Dolores, Fred, Jr. and Dena). An Ohio Oil man's family, they lived across the mid-west and then in Bakersfield, CA. Graduated Class of 37' - Kern County Union High, earned R.N. in 43' from Children's Hospital (San Francisco), joined the U.S. Army serving as a nurse in the Philippines and Japan, later worked at Kern County & Sutter Hospitals. Married Harold A. Spellman, Jr. in 56', resided in Fair Oaks CA. Preceded in passing by her husband. Is survived by sister Betty Johnson, 1 son, 3 daughters, 7 grands and 3 great grands. Special thanks to Assisted Living Villages in Orangevale, CA for their remarkable & tireless care of our mom. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 11, 2013
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