Wallace Maxwell Valley Native, Dies
Funeral for Wallace Maxwell 80, a native of Haines and Muddy Creek will be conducted at 2:00 pm Fri. Oct. 10, 1969 at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.
The Rev. Gordon L. Ruddick of the First Baptist Church in Haines will officiate and interment will follow in the Haines Cemetery.
Mr. Maxwell was born June 10, 1889 at Haines, Oregon the son of James Oliver and Nancy Ann Hand Maxwell. He was a graduate of the Muddy Creek High School and attended Linfield College. He was married to his wife, Fronia Maxwell in Baker on November 7, 1937.
He was a longtime water master for Baker County for many years until his retirement eight years ago at the age of 72.
He was a member of the Haines Election Boards for over fifty years.
Mr. Maxwell passed away early Tuesday morning at his home after an extended illness. He was an early-day garage operator at Haines.
He is survived by his wife, Fronia; two sons, Thomas Maxwell of Baker and James Maxwell of Kansas City, two daughters, Dortha Turgeon of Seattle and Elfleda Parker of North Powder; tow step-children, Ranson Thompson of San Francisco and Royce Thompson of Nililchik, Alaska; three brothers, Glenn Maxwell and Omer Maxwell both of Haines and William Maxwell of McMinnville; four sisters, Olga Ward, Myrtle Potter, and Lena Fisher all of Haines and Rose Bishop of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends who wish may contribute to the Heart Fund and these contributions may be made at Gray’s West & Co. Chapel.
The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October 9, 1969 page 1
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor