Leona Maxine Hoffman, 80, of Ontario, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at a Boise hospital.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Park Community Church, Highway 201 and Holly Road on the Oregon Slope across from Vern’s Market. Ed Renk will officiate.
Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery. There will be a dinner afterward in the Park Community Church basement.
Visitations will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Lienkaemper Chapel, 78 N.W. First Ave.
Maxine was born Sept. 5, 1921, at Rye Valley to Elsie and Alvin Cartwright. She lived at Rye Valley, Weiser, Idaho, Baker City, Granite and Ontario. In July 1937, she married Si Hoffman in a Weiser church. They had two children: a daughter, Sandra, and a son, Charles “Pug.”
Maxine drove a school bus from Rye Valley to the highway to meet the bus that would take the kids to school. She was also active in the community with 4-H clubs, Quilting Club, ceramics, Solona Club, Hyline Community Club and the Auxiliary Club. She was a member of the Park Community Church on the Oregon Slope.
Maxine was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Si; a daughter, Sandra Baker; a son and his wife, Chuck and Kathy Hoffman; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Donna Ladd of La Grande; a brother and his wife, Gordon and Elaine Cartwright of Las Vegas; a sister-in-law, Norma Cartwright of Medford; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Orlin Cartwright.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Park Community Church or the Gideons International Organization in care of Lienkaemper Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Ontario, OR 97914.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 6, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor