Frances L. Maxwell, 81, former McMinnville resident who taught for 26 years at Cook School, died Thursday, July 21, at Jefferson. Services were Monday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Macy & Son in McMinnville, with interment at the Masonic Cemetery.
Born April 21, 1902 in Haines, the daughter of Arthur L. and Bertha Jarman Olson, Mrs. Maxwell was raised and schooled in Haines. She graduated from teacher’s college at OCE in Monmouth in 1920, then taught a few years at Muddy Creek near Haines.
In June 1923, in Baker, she married Charles Dewey Maxwell who preceded her in death in 1937.
They had resided at the bridge at North Powder River below Anthony Creek and farmed.
She returned to OCE, taught school in Haines for two years, and in 1941 moved to McMinnville. She taught at Cook School until she retired, and since lived in Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Albany.
Mrs. Maxwell loved to play piano, and played for silent movies as a young girl at the Twilight Theatre at Haines. She was a member of the Oregon Retired Teachers Association and the Methodist Church.
The family has asked that contributions be made to The Children’s Diabetic Camp.
Survivors include a son, Alan Maxwell of Lincoln City; daughters, Joanne Stute of Albany and Betty Dancer of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and cousins and other relatives here in Baker Valley.
TheRecord Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July, 1983
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor