Stein, Ethel Amelia, a 64 year resident of the South Bay most recently of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she had served in the Army during World War II as a Registered Nurse. Ethel was a member of 17th General Hospital Division. She was awarded the American Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Meritorious Service Unit Plaque. She was a devoted wife, a loving Mother and Grandmother. Ethel was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, crafts were her hobbies and she enjoyed country line dancing, travel, live theater and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Ethel is survived by her son, Gregory (Susan) Stein of Carmichael, CA; daughter, Janyce (Cheryl Marshall) Marquart of Costa Mesa, CA; daughter, Kandis (Lisa Danskin) Stein of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Rocky (Pamela) Stein of Placentia, CA; son, William (Gail) Stein of Houston, TX; daughter, Marie Stone of Roseville, CA; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie and William Altemeier; brothers, William and Walter Altemeier; and her husband, William Stein. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 4pm followed by a Celebration of Life in the Lighthouse Room at the Mortuary until 7pm. Private graveside services will be held at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena.

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  1. I did not know your Mother, but when I read her Obituary, I realized that she must have been a very special person. The list of medals she received for her service as a nurse during World II is impressive. My condolences to her family.

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