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METZ, Mary Ellen 89, of Ventura, Calif., quietly passed away in her home on Friday, June 3, 2011. She is survived by the three generations she loved, daughter Nancy Vaquero (Michel Vaquero), son Peter Metz (Kim Reynolds), grandchildren Michael Vaquero, Vanessa Cherry (Justin Cherry) and Nicholas Vaquero (Chelsea Vaquero) and her great grandchild Jackson. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Paul Dixon Metz. Born in Los Angeles, Mary Ellen grew up in Beverly Hills with her parents, Samuel Caldwell Haver II and Grace Bromfield Haver. She attended UCLA where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority and 'passed candy' to her sisters to announce her engagement to Paul. After World War II in 1947, she graduated with a degree in accounting and used her expertise in both voluntary and paid positions her whole life. She was an active member of the 38th Church Christ Scientist Los Angeles (Encino) and later the First Church of Christ Scientist Lancaster. Both churches provided many lifelong friends that brought her great joy through the years. An avid traveler and Anglophile, her many trips to England provided her with many cherished memories and stories. Mary Ellen loved to share the stories of her exploits growing up in the Depression, her family history of Australia and Redlands and her travel adventures to anyone who would listenÉ and we all liked to listen. For information on the memorial service please contact a family member. A private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross or the charity of your choice in her name would honor her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at

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