February 6, 1929 - March 19, 2018
Born in Oakland, CA
Resided in Salinas, California
Born in Oakland, California on February 6, 1929, but raised in Watsonville, Mae lived almost her entire life in her beloved central California. A graduate of Watsonville High School, Mae married her sweetheart, Charles Hushbeck, a member of one of Watsonville’s founding families. Together they raised two children and a succession of sweet dogs. Married for 58 years, Charles preceded Mae in death following a brief illness in 2005.
Left behind are son, Charles Hushbeck, Jr. of Porter Ranch, California and daughter Susan Hushbeck Hoeben of Nijmegen, the Netherlands; grandson Robert Hushbeck of
Germanton, North Carolina and grand-daughter Alexandra Konigsburg of South Orange, New Jersey; and great grand-daughters Lela and Quinlan Hushbeck and great-grandson Matan Konigsburg. Of her eight neices and nephews, Steve Kampa is a Salinas resident.
Mae was for many years a familiar face in Old Town Salinas as the S&H Green Stamp store manager and later as manager of the first Discovery Shop. Following retirement,
Mae was an avid volunteer at Steinbeck House and a member of the Salinas Women’s Club as well as for many years a Deacon of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mae and Charles were also active leaders in Salinas Masonic/Eastern Star orders for which Mae served as Reville Worthy Matron and California’s Worthy Grand Matron in 1998.
On March 30, 2018 at 10:00 am there will be a Celebration of Life service at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 East Alvin Drive in Salinas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monterey County Animal Services in Salinas.
Salinas, CA US 93906
Salinas, CA 93908