GamingToday extends its
heartfelt sympathy to the family of Yvette Doyon Maheu, who passed away
peacefully in Newport Beach, California on September 12, with her family at her
A native of Waterville, Maine, Mrs. Maheu was born on Aug.
23, 1918, and was a longtime resident of Las Vegas.
Mrs. Maheu was married to Robert Maheu, who she first met
while attending the same grammar school in Waterville, Maine. She was
10-years-old and he was 11.
The couple was married in Seattle, Washington at Saint Joseph’s
Catholic Church on July 27, 1941, where Robert was assigned as an FBI agent.
Robert later became Howard Hughes’ top executive in charge of his Summa
Mr. and Mrs. Maheu renewed their wedding vows on the 25th and
50th anniversaries of their marriage.
Two years ago, on their 60th wedding anniversary, the couple
returned to Seattle, and had another wedding ceremony at St. Joseph’s Church.
Robert would joke and tell friends, “I simply fell in
love with a girl who likes weddings.”
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Maheu leaves three sons,
Peter Maheu of Las Vegas, Robert G. Maheu of Newport Beach, California, and
William A Maheu of San Diego. Her daughter, Christine Jaggers, preceded her in
death. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Viator Catholic
Church, 2461 East Flamingo Rd., at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggets contributions to the donor’s favorite charity.