Marya Lee Blackwell
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Marya Lee Blackwell, 65, of Lakewood, California, passed away on September 11, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina on July 17, 1948. Marya graduated from Western High School in 1966 and received her B.S. degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in 1994. She worked in finance for the aerospace Industry for more than 30 years at Northrop Grumman and later for McDonnell Douglas and The Boeing Company of Long Beach. She had a life-long commitment to community service through the various organizations including Soroptimist International of Cypress, Casa Youth Shelter, Southern California Hotline and Project Love. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Maylei Blackwell; sister, Stephanie Holland; brother, Duke Couch; and many loving friends. A memorial celebration is being held at Earl Miller Burns Japanese Gardens on the California State University, Long Beach campus (1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA) on Saturday, October 19 at 11:30am with a reception to follow. Please sign the guestbook
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Oct. 18, 2013