|Birth: ||May 3, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2009|
Maxine Elizabeth (Jones) Anson, 83, passed away on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009, after an extended illness. She was a resident of Harmony House Nursing Home in Brewster at the time of her death. Before that, she lived in Grand Coulee for 35 years.
Maxine was born in Wheatland, Wyo., on May 3, 1925, to Ruby (Baker) and Ernest Jones. She was raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She attended school to the eighth grade when she had to quit to take care of her brothers and sisters.
Maxine met Pat E. Anson in 1940. They were married in Pasadena, Calif., in 1941. Their first anniversary was celebrated with the birth of their first child, Gene, born on August 18, 1942. He was followed by Don, Linda, Ron and Sherry.
After many years of struggling, traveling place to place to find work in construction on the dams, Maxine and Pat finally settled with their family in Grand Coulee. There Maxine put her heart and soul into volunteering at the Eagles and Moose Clubs in Grand Coulee, where she was a lifetime member of both. She also loved going to Westport and walking the beach to pick up sand dollars. She would make ornaments with the "Legend of the Sand Dollars" to give to family and friends.
Maxine had many friends no matter where she went because she always had more concern for them than herself. Maxine was a wonderful cook and always made sure there was plenty for others before she would eat herself. She loved to preserve fruit, vegetables and venison and could cut up an entire deer herself.
Maxine is survived by son Gene (and Linda) Anson of Brewster, daughter Linda (and Jack) Logg of California, son Ron (and Trish) Anson of Spokane and daughter Sherry (and Ron) Hibig of Montana; sister Emogene (and Bob) Beeker, sister Eleanor Blackburn; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren and many other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pat, and son, Don, two brothers and one sister, as well as her stepmother May Jones.
Services will be held Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at Barnes Chapel in Brewster. Immediately following the service, there will be a dinner at the Brewster American Legion Hall and everyone is welcome to come share with the family. Following the dinner, there will be a short graveside service at the Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee (around 3 p.m.) Donations may be made to either the Brewster American Legion or the Grand Coulee Eagles children's programs which were very dear to her heart.
Barnes Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Spring Canyon Cemetery
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36557818