Maxwell, Glenn Hand – Obituary

Glenn H. Maxwell, 90, of Haines, who ranched in the Muddy Creek area for many years, died Thursday, August 15, 1996 at his home.

His funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Gene Zacharias of the Haines First Baptist Church officiated. Entombment was at the Haines Cemetery.

Mr. Maxwell was born June 17, 1906, to James Oliver and Nancy Anne Hand Maxwell on the Maxwell Ranch in the Muddy Creek area. He was the youngest of 10 children.

He graduated from Muddy Creek School and then attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He married Melva Arvilla Spence on Nov. 8, 1927. Last November they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

The lived in the Muddy Creek area, where Mr. Maxwell ranched with his brother, Omer, and his nephew, Gerald. He and his wife moved to Haines after retiring.

Mr. Maxwell served as clerk for the Muddy Creek School for a number of years. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his son, James Oliver Maxwell, and his wife Sue, of Haines; a daughter, Glenna Barney, and her husband, Jim of Lincoln City; grandchildren, Kathie Maxwell of Baker City, Howard Maxwell of Beaumont, Texas, Bruce Barney of Salem, and Curtis Barney of Pocatello, Idaho; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Melva; five brothers and four sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon 97814.

Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 1996
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor



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