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Adelle Thompson Maxwell

Birth
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
Death 30 Oct 1987 (aged 83)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 133167388 View Source
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Witness at Wedding:
Oakley Maxwell
Janice L. Holman

Adelle Thompson Maxwell, Washington, King CountyDelayed Births, 1941 - 1942
Name: Adelle Thompson
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 01 Dec 1903
Event Place: Enumclaw, King, Washington, United States
Gender: Female
Father's Name: William James Thompson
Father's Birth Place: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
Mother's Name: Ida Medcalf
Mother's Birth Place: Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington
Physician who attended to Birth: DR. H. H. Rust
Signed and Dated: Mrs. Adelle T. Maxwell 08April1942

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - October 31, 1987
Deceased Name: UW REGENT MARY GATES' MOTHER DIES AT 85
Adelle Thompson Maxwell , mother of University of Washington Regent Mary Gates , died yesterday. She was 85.
Mrs. Maxwell was born Jan. 12, 1902, in Enumclaw. She attended Enumclaw High School where she was a star forward on the women's basketball team and class valedictorian.
She graduated from the UW where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Active in community affairs, she was president of the Women's University Club and chairman of the Community Chest Neighborhood Drive.
Mrs. Maxwell was also an avid UW football fan and attended nearly every Husky home game for the past 40 years. Her husband, J. Willard Maxwell , preceded her in death in 1959.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son-in-law, William H. Gates, a Seattle attorney and president of the Washington State Bar Association, and her grandchildren, Kristi, Libby and William Jr., co-founder of Microsoft Corp.
At her request, there will be no funeral services. Remembrances may be sent to the United Way of King County for the Willard and Adelle Maxwell Memorial Fund for Children.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)
Date: October 31, 1987
Edition: FINAL
Page: D16

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - October 31, 1987
Deceased Name: Adelle Thompson MAXWELL
Oct. 30, 1987. Dearly loved by her daughter, Mary Gates; her son-in-law, Bill; and her grandchildren, Kristi, Bill and Libby. She had many friends of all ages by whom she was affectionately know as ''Gam''. She was born in Enumclaw and attended Enumclaw High School where she was a star forward on the women's basketball team and her class valedictorian. She graduated from the University of Washington where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. At the University, she met her husband, J. Willard Maxwell , with whom she shared a happy married life until his death in 1959. In addition to her devotion to her husband and family, she was active in community life, having been president of the Women's University Club and chairman of the Community Chest Neighborhood Drive. She was an avid sports fan, particularly of University of Washington football. She attended almost every Husky home game over the last 40 years. One of her great pleasures was her time on Hood Canal. The Maxwells vacationed there each summer for 50 years. In more recent years, she spent the entire summer in the family beach home and swam almost every day. At her request, there will be no services. Remembrances are suggested to the United Way of King County designated for the Willard and Adelle Maxwell Memorial Fund for Children.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)
Date: October 31, 1987
Edition: FINAL
Page: D16

NOTE: Delayed Birth list birthdate 01Dec1903
NOTE: Obituary list birthdate 12Jan1902


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