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Elsie Elaine Story Arias

Elsie Elaine Story Arias, 85, of Wilmington CA, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Generations of her family were at her side as she drifted away to fly with angels. She was born March 10, 1926 to Leslie Kingsley Story and Ruth Darling Webster in Montpelier, Vermont. Shortly after high school, she moved to Connecticut and worked as a "Rosie" in the wartime aircraft factories. In 1946, she married, and started a family the following year, living in Pine Rock Park, Connecticut. In 1955, she relocated to Southern California finally settling in the South Bay area. She managed the St. Vincent de Paul Society store in Carson for many years, and then later worked in the wholesale store of Ferguson Marine. Elsie lived life to its fullest, being independent until the very last. She would walk a one-mile area around her neighborhood, visiting others and just enjoying being outside in the fresh air. Her spirit, determination and fortitude, even at 85, were unstoppable. Her passions were collecting antique glassware, crafting jewelry and of course enjoying time with all of her extended family members. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Michael Mirabal and daughter, Bonnie Mota, in addition to seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Her memorial service will be Thursday, February 9, 2012, 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Post Wilmington, 1130 West Anaheim St. Donations accepted at Society St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles or City of Hope. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2012
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