At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-2690
Web Site

Chron's and Colitis Foundation of America
25882 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 737-0900
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Maureen Elizabeth Aites nee Mummey of Traverse City left this world on November 28, 2014, to be with her beloved sons in God's hereafter. Maureen was born in May of 1939 in Manistee and later moved with her mother to Traverse City. She attended and graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1957. She attended college at NMC and became a RN specializing in critical Care. While she raised her two boys, she became a cosmetologist, and owned and operated Northwestern Beauty Academy on 8th Street in Traverse City. After retiring she embarked on many adventures around the world. She finally settled in Green Valley, Arizona. After the loss of both of her sons, she returned to Traverse City to be near the family and friends she held so dear in her heart. Maureen was an accomplished well put together woman, who was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed by many. Maureen wished that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in honor of her son Boyd, who was rendered paraplegic while in the Army and/or to the Chron's and Colitis Foundation of America for the benefit of fighting the disease that wreaked havoc in the life of her son, Eric. A private celebration of her life will be held. Please visit Maureen's webpage at www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with her family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.