Marvin L. Maxwell
Marvin L. Maxwell, 78, of Lostine died Saturday at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wallowa Cemetery. Bollman Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Maxwell was born Jan. 29, 1928, to Bailey and Carmen Maxwell in Clarkston, Wash. He graduated from Enterprise High School, and served in the Army and during World War II. On March 13, 1949, he married Blanche Lermeny.
He worked for First National Bank of Oregon, First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo before retiring as branch manager in Enterprise after 46 years. He served as mayor of Canyon City and worked for Congressman Bob Smith’s election campaign. He was county chairman of the Republican Party, and served on the Oregon Community Foundation Committee.
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Shriners, Elks and Masons, and volunteered during Hells Canyon Mule Days.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Lostine; a sister, Norma Gray of Shingle Springs, Calif; a brother, Bud, of Joseph; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Glenda, of Clarkston, Wash., Don and Kathy of The Dalles, and Dale of Portland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Bill, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97201 or the Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 22, 2006 – Published: July 27, 2006