Mayme Karen Newell, 102, passed away at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on November 21, 2009. She was born in Racine on November 28, 1906, the daughter of John and Charlotta (nee: Carlson) Matson.
Mayme was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Nielsen who preceded her in death in 1946. Prior to his passing they owned and operated Nielsen Bakery located on 6th Street. Mayme found great enjoyment in painting, especially watercolors and oil. She was very active with the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and Working Matron of Troop Kindred.
After leaving Racine, she relocated to Chicago, and then moved to California where she made her home for many years. Mayme returned to Racine to live the rest of her years close to family and friends. Mayme was later married to Russell Newell who preceded her in death in 1965.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends she had made during her 102 years. Mayme was preceded in death by her two husbands, three brothers, seven sisters and one sister in infancy.
In keeping with Mayme’s wishes cremation has taken place with burial at West Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mayme’s name may be made to the food pantry at any church of your choice.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479