Maxine L. Jodrey

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SHELBY Maxine Jodrey, 85, died of natural causes Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Chester nursing home.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service in Mountainview Cemetery in Shelby is being planned for a later date. Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester handled arrangements.

She was born Jan. 16, 1927, to Charles and Louise Cooper. Maxine grew up and was educated in Great Falls.

Maxine married William "Bill" Jodrey on July 3, 1947, in Shelby. They had five children. She worked as an operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Shelby. She was later promoted to supervisor and finished her career with AT&T. They moved to Billings in 1985. She retired after 25 years of service.

Maxine enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings; her husband of 47 years; three sons, Mike, Pat and infant Peder Jodrey; daughter Karen Evenson; and a grandson, Mike Evenson.

Survivors include son Charles (Cayme) Jodrey of Chester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalinda Northington, Cyrilla Hixon and Phyllis Lee Garrett; and three brothers, Gerald, Barney and Dale Cooper.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 8, 2013
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