Clarice Maben dies at 90
& 5pm-8pm, be of on 5, by Clarice Maben. Educator Clarice Maben dies at 90. She was born in Rotan, Texas on March 27, 1913, and moved to Arizona with her family about 1920. She went home to be with the Lord On April 30, 2003 in Phoenix. A graduate of Phoenix Union High School and Lamson Business College, she served in the WAVES (women's Navy) during World War II. Miss Maben was a founding member of the faculty, faculty, staff and student body (simultaneously) of Grand Canyon University, where, after after attaining a higher degree at Baylor University, she taught history courses for over 25 years, and was named a Professor Emeritus. She was a founding member of Laveen Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities, including playing piano, directing directing the choir, and teaching Sunday School classes from 1939. Her other interests included included gardening, and she was a founding member of the Sun Country Iris Society. After retirement from Grand Canyon, Canyon, she became curator of the Arizona Southern Baptist Historical Society. Clarice is survived by her brother, Rev. Jack Maben of San Diego, California; California; 5 nieces and nephews, 29 great-nieces great-nieces great-nieces and nephews, and two more generations, plus numerous "adopted" daughters, students at Grand Canyon. A memorial celebration celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Laveen Baptist Church, 5036 W. Dobbins Dobbins Road, Lawn, Arizona.