Ella Boudreaux Mayo passed away in Kyle, Texas on January 9, 2023 at the age of 107. She was born Ella Catherine Boudreaux on October 10, 1915 in El Paso, Texas where she lived all but the last four years of her life. She attended Saint Mary's Catholic Elementary, Houston Junior High, and in 1936 graduated from Austin High School.
In 1937, she married John Shelby Mayo who passed away in 2010 at the age of 96. She outlived her three sisters (Felicie Bartholomae, Agatha Lee and Elizabeth Lefler), two brothers (Abel and Emile Boudreaux) and her grandson (Wade Mayo). Ella is survived by her two sons Wade Mayo (Sandra), Clay Mayo (Judeth), five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
In her early adult life, Ella was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, loved baseball, and square dancing. A little later in life she worked at Raytheon Technologies where she rose from typist to Security Librarian. She retired in 1980 after 12 years of service.
In the middle of life, Ella changed her focus to serving God. She led a group in serving the poor of south El Paso through the Legion of Mary from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She also led a Cenacle of Father Gobbi at the Monastery of Perpetual Adoration, and studied the lives of the Saints. Ella wrote a series of books which are a synopsis of her studies. (Personal Notes from Spiritual Readings of Various Authors; Part I Notes 1 -64, Part II Notes 65 - 127 and Part III Notes 128 - 180) and host them on a website (http://iamellab.weebly.com).
A visitation at Harrell Funeral located in Kyle will be held Monday February 6th starting at 5 pm, immediately followed by a rosary at 7 pm. A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday February 7th at 10 am at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, Texas. The funeral Mass will be held in El Paso at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Thursday February 9th at 10am, followed by an interment ceremony at Mount Carmel Cemetery.