|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2009|
Mae Elizabeth Church passed away at Brookings Harbor, Oregon, her home since May 2009.
Mae was born to Mae Elizabeth Hamilton and William Smith, in Newman, Calif.
She was an unconditionally loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She graduated from high school and college in Visalia. Mae was a long-term resident of Lakeside and Lemoore. She was active in the community.
She was well known as a skillful seamstress. Mae loved to knit and crochet. She enjoyed music, golf, swimming and card playing. Her baking and jams were appreciated by all. May enjoyed life, visiting with her family and friends and will be remembered for her sense of humor and unbound generosity.
Mae was predeceased by her brothers, George and Alonzo "Ike" Smith. She was the dedicated wife of Jerry Church, who passed away in 1986.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Church (Gary Jorgensen) from Brookings Harbor, Ore.; by her son, Phillip "Butch" Church (Lucie Duranceau) from Santa Fe, N.M.; by her grandchildren, Jennifer Church (Mark Petersen) from Clovis; Randy Jorgensen (Heidi Manger) from Bellevue, Idaho, Jerry Church (Paige Andrews) from Fresno; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Ross Petersen, Gage Jake, Tray, Cade Jorgensen and Ryan Church.
Mae will be missed by her family and many longtime friends.
A family burial ceremony will take place in the Lakeside Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Created by: Toni
Record added: Sep 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42053623
Added: Sep. 17, 2009