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Minnie Marie Bay

Posted 2023-03-15 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Minnie Marie Bay, 95, of Lake Havasu City, passed away on Feb. 26, 2023,
at her home at Prestige Assisted Living on Hospice of Havasu's care. She
was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Otis Eugene Bay on
Feb. 4, 1979.

Minnie was born the fifth child of seven to Della Marie Dominguez and
Apolinar Vera on July 29, 1927, in Trinidad, Colorado. After high school
graduation, the family moved to Richmond, California. There she worked
at the Kaiser Shipyards, during World War II. When the shipyards closed,
her family moved to Long Beach, California. She was employed by Pacific
Telephone Company as a manager. She married Otis Eugene Bay on Jan. 14,
1949, in Long Beach, California and they raised their family, in
Lynwood, California.

They purchased a vacation home in Lake Havasu City after taking camping
vacations on Lake Havasu, for over 30 years. After retiring from Pacific
Telephone Company, Minnie was never idle, she volunteered for Meals on
Wheels, "Heart of the Nation" Prayer Network, Los Angeles 1984 Olympics,
and her church traveled to Mexico to distribute food and clothing to
orphanages and hosted two orphans for a short visit. Minnie later
retired in Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1987. She joined the "Women's Club"
and was a long-standing member of Our Lady of the Lake Church and worked
in the soup kitchen, made rosaries for prisoners, and helped children
learn their prayers. Through the Rotary Club, she sponsored a young boy,
Cesar Quintana, from Spain to attend his senior year at Lake Havasu High
School, who became a permanent member of the family.

Minnie loved her family and is survived by and will be greatly missed by
her children: Patty Morgan, Debbie Martin (Carlos), and Steve Bay
(Joanne); grandchildren: Jenny Griffis (Sam Vederman), Jeff Martin
(Sidney), Kelly Heintz (Kevin), and Alyssa Bay; great-grandchildren:
Caroline Griffis, Owen Martin and Landen Heintz; sister Ruby Skiles;
Cesar Quintana; many nieces, nephews, friends, and loving caregivers at
Prestige Assisted Living.

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