Ethelmae
Ethelmae "Mimi" Hubbard, a native Californian, passed away on February 27, 2008, peacefully at home with loving family at her side. She was born on May 8, 1915, in Los Angeles, to Herbert Allen (from New Hampshire) and Ida Marie Blomquist Brown (from Finland). She was the youngest of four children. The death of her father in 1933 made it necessary for her to seek employment, rather than a higher education. She graduated from L. A. Washington High School with Honors, in 1934. After "pounding the pavement" during the Depression she became the buyer for the china and crystal department in a local store in Huntington Park. She was married to Don Delano Hubbard in l938. They had two children, Carol, and Carson Delano Hubbard. The family moved to Long Beach in 1947. Besides being a devoted wife and mother, she also volunteered as a Red Cross "Gray Lady" at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital following the Korean War. She was a Den Mother for her son's Cub Scout troop. Mimi created many heirloom-quality crocheted items for her grand, and great-grandchildren with her ever busy and creative hands. She and her husband enjoyed many years of traveling in their motor home following retirement. Both her husband of 46 years, and her son, pre-deceased her in 1984. Mimi has been a resident of Manhattan Beach since 1986, living near her family which enabled her to fully participate in all the activities that come with a continously growing lot. She was an excellent Bridge player, and an avid crossword puzzler, claiming that these activities helped her maintain her mental clarity . She will be lovingly remembered for her sweet and gentle ways, ready smile, and giggles, by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Carol, and son-in-law, John Stratton, and three grandchildren and their spouses, Gregory and Danna Stratton, Stefani (Stratton) and Timothy Bolle, and David and Jacqueline Stratton. There are six great-grandchildren: Conner, Courtney, Helena, Carson, Gwynevieve and Spenser, and one more arriving in June. She is also survived by four nieces, and many more grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life on March 8, at 3:00 p.m. at the family home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of "Mimi" may be made to Trinity Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230, Torrance, California 90505

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