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Evangeline Maynard

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Evangeline "Vangie" Maynard

Evangeline Maynard, age 81, of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018, with her husband by her side. She was born to the late Alexis and Evangeline Schulten, March 6, 1937, in Rochester, New York and raised in Southern California. Vangie graduated from St. Monica's High School in Santa Monica and received her undergraduate and Master of Arts in International Relations degrees from the University of Southern California. While at her beloved USC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
After college, Vangie moved to San Francisco to begin a career in international banking at Bank of America, where she met her husband, Paul. They were married in 1966 and in 1970 began the adventure of raising their family in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong before settling in Palos Verdes. Here she started a career as a middle school teacher and later a counselor helping students prepare for college.
Vangie adored her community of Palos Verdes, where she lived for over 35 years, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. During this time, she served as a board member for several organizations including: Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic, Trojan League of the South Bay, Las Amigas de las Lomas of Orthopedic Hospital and the Colleagues of the Assistance League. Vangie was also very active in her parish of St. John Fisher Catholic Church where she served in various ministries and was a member of the Parish Choir for over 25 years.
Vangie had a passion for writing and published two books; "The Rain Must Fall" and "Mind your Chopsticks", a humorous account of her life raising a family in Asia. She was also a multiple contributor to the Daily Breeze "My Turn" column where she shared her incredible sense of humor. In addition to writing, Vangie loved reading, traveling around the world, music and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend, Vangie is survived by her husband of 51 years, E. Paul Maynard and her children: Evangeline Cumming of Santa Clarita, Ryan Maynard of Palo Alto and Paul Maynard of Pasadena. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Abigail, James, Darragh and Kieran.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to "Providence TrinityCare Hospice". Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze from May 18 to May 20, 2018
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