Julia Maxcine Powell Thompson
Maxcine Thompson, 88, of Boise, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was born on November 30, 1925 in Pocatello, Idaho to John Davis Powell and Julia Shields. She had 6 siblings: Elmo, Hyrum, Bernice, JD, Bryanetta, and Brad.
Maxcine was raised in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1944. She married Dean Thompson on March 20, 1944, just prior to his departure to serve in the Navy during World War II
. Dean and Maxcine raised 8 children. They have since been blessed with 35 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
Maxcine loved spending time with her family and working on her family history. She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many capacities in the church and especially loved singing in the ward choir. She also served as a temple worker for 12 years in the Boise Temple.
Maxcine is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Dean, and her Children: Craig (Carol) Thompson of West Jordan, Utah; Susan (David) Gardner of Orem, Utah; Juliadean (Bryan) Millar of Nampa; Paul (Cindi) Thompson of Mapleton, Utah; Karl (Angie) Thompson of Boise; Lorri (Brent) Carr of Boise; and Marcine (Scott) Markus of Nampa. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Elmo, Hyrum and JD; sister Bernice; son Lynn; and her grand-daughter, Marjon.
During her final week, each one of her children were able to gather at her bedside to bid her farewell. We extend our sincerest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all of her friends at Spring Creek who loved her and cared for her. We are also grateful for the caring support of Legacy Home Health and Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the LDS Chapel located at 8620 Goddard Rd., Boise. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. The family will also greet friends on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah, Boise. Interment will follow the service at Dry Creek Cemetery.