Maxine Horton, 77, of Palo Alto Street, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 28) at First United Methodist Church. Rev. David Rogers of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ will officiate. Visitation with family receiving guests will be 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at West Funeral Home. Private interment will take place at Carlsbad Cemetery at a later time. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
Maxine Elizabeth Brown Horton was born to Carl E. and Louise (Hoffman) Brown on November 21, 1936, in Blaine County, Oklahoma, and attended school in Geary, Oklahoma, prior to moving to Carlsbad in 1952 and graduating with the CHS Class of 1955. Following graduation she attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma.
Billie T. (Hog) and Maxine Horton were married on October 25, 1968, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as bookkeeper for United Salt for several years prior to becoming both a full-time mother and bookkeeper for Horton Construction.
Maxine had a passion for sports and had served as treasurer for the National Modified Midget Racing Association, Little Girls Softball Association and Sun Country Youth. She was also a 50-plus year member of the First Christian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Roy L. Brown.
Maxine is survived by her husband; daughters: Suzanne Hahn Carlsen, Kelley Hahn Boughton, Billie K. "Katie" Horton and Viriginia "Jini Lu" Jones; sister, Dorothy Moffatt; grandchildren: Katelyn Horton Gaines, Barry and Brad Carlsen, Lindsay, Bailey and Dru Boughton and Shelley Jones and three great grandchildren.
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401 North Guadalupe Street Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Feb. 27, 2014