Monday, 06 February 2012
Elsie Guinn of Belton died Jan. 3 in Brenham.
A service was held Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Brenham.
Mrs. Guinn was born Aug. 23, 1913 in Lufkin to Bruce Judson Bowen and Sophronia Ann (Herrin) Bowen.
During World War II she worked at Ellington Air Force Base as one of the original "Rosie the Riveters." She moved to New Mexico where she where she owned and operated Cactus Grill and Steakhouse. In 1947 she married Charles E. Guinn in Clovis, N.M. after his return from military service.
She was an avid animal lover, gardener and cook. She quilting baby blankets, crocheting afgans, fishing and playing 42. She was widely read and insisted that all of her children graduate from college. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brenham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Guinn in 1999, a grandson, her parents, six sisters and three brothers. Her son, Curtis Wells, died Jan. 6, 2012.
Her family includes daughter Ellen Ellison and husband Jim of Brenham; daughter-in-law Lynn Miller of Boulder City, Nev., nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.