Melva A. Maxwell, 90, a resident of Haines, Oregon, died Saturday, November 18, 1995 at her home in Haines. Funeral was held Tuesday, November 21, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Gene Zacharias of Haines First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Haines Cemetery, Haines, Oregon.
Melva was born March 23, 1905 at Haines, Oregon to Fred and Melvina Spence. She was raised and educated in Haines, Oregon. She attended the Muddy Creek, Haines McCarty Flat Schools, and the Willamette University. Married Glenn Hand Maxwell on November 8, 1927. They lived and ranched in the Muddy Creek area, moving to Haines after retiring. She was active in the Haines Baptist Church and Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club.
She is survived by her husband Glenn Hand Maxwell and married on November 8, 1927.
Other survivors include a son James Oliver Maxwell and wife Sue of Haines, Oregon; daughter Glenna Barney and husband Jim of Lincoln City, Oregon; sister Cecile Guyer of Weiser, Idaho; brother Norvin Spence of Modesto, California; brother Meredith Spence of Provo, Utah; grandchild Kathie Johnson of Baker City; (grandchild Howard Maxwell of Beaumont, Texas;) grandchild Bruce Barney of Salem, Oregon; grandchild Curtis Barney of Pocatello, Idaho; also ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November, 1995
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor