Russell Ellsworth Mayhew, 90, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 in Shelton, WA. He was born June 6, 1921 to Edward Arthur and Elsie Blanch (Nodding) Mayhew in Boston, MA. Russell graduated from Compton High School and attended Compton Junior College in Compton, CA.
He served in the US Navy during WWII and married Elaine Sofalko on September 15, 1953 in Long Beach, CA. Russell was an electrical engineer for 20 years with North American Aviation in Downey and Long Beach, CA. He enjoyed rock collecting, fishing and traveling the USA and Canada.
Russell is survived by his wife, Elaine Mayhew of Shelton, WA; son, Robert A. Mayhew (Judy Ann) of Ocean Shores, WA; two granddaughters, Krystal Ann Mayhew of Beaverton, OR and Amelia Marie Mayhew of Ocean Shores, WA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsie Mayhew; brother, Kenneth Mayhew; and sister, Ruth C. Goodman.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, WA. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home, Shelton, WA.