Mayie met J.B. Maitia, a bartender, and married
him in 1947. They had two children, Jenny and Daniel. In 1954, when
Mayie was only 25 years old she and J.B. opened their own restaurant,
the Wool Growers Cafe on Sumner Street. After five decades, Mayie,
along with her children, Jenny and Daniel, is still running the
Throughout the years Mayie has employed many
Basques at her restaurant and has been their advocate - those new
to this country - still to this day she helps them make the transition
to their new home. Thus, Mayie became known as the mother or big
sister to so many.
Mayie has been an inspiration and role model
in this community and the American West. She coninues to contribute
generously to the well-being of the Basques community.