Obituary – Powell, Lena “Maude” (Curtis)

Class of 1928

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Maude Curtis

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“A pleasant laugh, a happy smile, a wonderful girl, certainly worth while.”

Lena “Maude” (Curtis) Powell

July 11, 1910 – March 11, 1974

Teacher and school administrator Maude Powell died this morning in a Salinas hospital at the age of 63.

Mrs. Powell taught English at Washington Junior High School for many years and became Assistant Vice Principal of North Salinas High School when it opened. She retired last June.

A native of Perry, Okla., she had lived in Salinas 32 years. Mrs. Powell was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Salinas. She lived at 603 Kirkwood St.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Diana Gardner of Hattisburg, Miss., Mrs. Shawna Going of Sacramento, and Mrs. Sharon Timmons of Salinas; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Mae Kirtley of Austin, Tex., and Mrs. Hazel Perryman of Salinas; and 11 grandchildren.

Private services were held this afternoon at the Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, followed by inurnment at the Garden of Memories.

The family prefers that memorials go to the American Cancer Society.