Laura Powell Maynard, 96, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at her home at Fountain Place. She was born Dec. 6, 1911, in Des Moines, Iowa.
After graduating high school in Des Moines, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah., where she worked as a secretary, then moved to Bremerton, Wash., where she worked for the Navy during WWII. She met her husband, John and married in San Francisco, Calif. She and her husband lived in California, where she worked as a legal secretary prior to retirement. She is survived by: her son, Raymond Maynard, and his wife Susan of Cherokee Village; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Frank E. and Emma Powell of Des Moines; her husband of 41 years John R. Maynard; a brother, Marvin Powell of Des Moines; and a sister Ruth Mercer of Borrego Springs, Calif. A memorial service was held Jan. 9 in the Heath Funeral Chapel at Highland,by Pastor Larry Morris. The family request that memorials may be made to the Spring River Lifeline and Medical Auxiliary (SRLMA) PO Box 992, Cherokee Village, AR 72525. The Heath Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.