Constance Elizabeth Chace Townsend
Coni Townsend departed this life to be with the Lord, on Friday, March 1, 2013. She was age 82 years, surrounded by those who loved her. Coni was born April 18, 1930, the eldest of 2 daughters born to former Long Beach Mayor and Los Angeles County Supervisor Burton W. Chace and Pauline Brown Chace. Her sister, Paula, passed away in July of 2011. She graduated from USC in 1952 and taught for Progress School in Long Beach for 2 years. In November, 1954, she wed, V. Ray (Bud) Townsend, Jr.; they were married for 55 years. She was diagnosed with Ahlzeimer's Disease in 2006. Among her volunteering efforts were: Long Beach Memorial Hospital; The Assistance League of Long Beach; The Assistance League of San Pedro: and Toberman House. She is survived by 4 sons: Steve, Bill, Rob and Rich; a daughter-in-law, Carrie; and a grandson, Michael. A service will be held at Westminster Memorial Park on Friday, March 8, at 12 noon; 14801 Beach Blvd. in Westminster. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Jay Nolan Center For Autism. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2013