STEPHENS, Maxine Jan (Age 62) Was loved and respected by her family and friends all around the world. She will be truly missed, because she touched every one of us in some way. She was born May 13, 1950 at Fort Benning, GA. to Allen and Audrey J. Simon. Her father was in the military where she lived in different parts of the world, after his retirement they settled in the state of Washington. She attended Lewis and Clarke High School in Spokane. She attended University of Washington. Afterwards she worked for the State of Washington for 17 years where she attained the position of Financial Benefits Coordinator. In 1996 she quit work to travel with her husband for his work, where they lived in South America for nine years. In 2005 they resettled in Birmingham, AL where they lived for seven years. In 2012 they moved to Arlington, TX to be near her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters, where she lived upon her passing. She was preceded in death by her father Allen Simon, Sr., mother Audrey J. Simon, beloved daughter Charlene F. Stephens, and brother Allen Simon Sr. Survivors include husband Charlie Stephens Jr., son Earnest S. Stephens (Kristy), brother Ronald P. Simon (Teresa), granddaughters Trintity and Adriana, grandson Earnest Stephens Jr. (Cassandra), great-grandchildren Kaitlin and Dante. Mother-in-law Mrs. Louise Stephens and family. A host of nieces and nephews, and all of the friends and neighbors here in the USA and around the world. A Memorial Service for both Maxine and her daughter Charlene Faye Stephens will be held Saturday, May 11th at the Family of Faith Church, 708 W. Nora from 11am to 3:30pm.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on May 5, 2013