December 21, 1925 - December 24, 2013
Longtime resident of Grand Junction, Maxine Hoey, 88, met her Lord on Christmas Eve at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade, CO.
Maxine was born on December 21, 1925 in Rooks County, KS to Grover and Mary Stillwell. She grew up in Laton, KS, and graduated from Natoma High School in 1943. She attended Salt City Business School in Hutchinson. From Hutchinson she moved to Denver, CO to go to work. There she met Earl Hoey. They were married on August 19, 1945, and had 3 sons.
Maxine was a believer in continuing education earning an Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Electronics in 1969, and Nursing in 1972 from Mesa College. She was a nurse at St Mary's Hospital for 20 years, serving the last 10 years of her career as the Coordinator of the Infection Control Unit.
She was active in community activities. In 1972 she served a 3 year term as state president of CO Extension Homemakers attending the National and International Conventions, traveling to Australia in 1975. She earned an honorary lifetime membership and helped establish the CO Homemaker of the year award. She and Earl were charter members of the Fruitvale Lions Club; she remained an active member serving the community in many areas. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, made costumes for the High School, College, and Dinner Theatre plays, and served on the Fair Board and judged fair entries.
She is survived by her sisters LaVern LaRue, and LaVada Campbell both of KS; Three Sons Edwin (Muriel) of Denver, CO, Richard (Patricia) of Grand Junction, CO, Keith (Shelley) of Montrose, CO; seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and Brother Maurice.
Viewing will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Monday December, 30th from 5pm to 7pm.
Services will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Tuesday December 31, at 2:00 pm with interment following at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.