1922 ~ 2012|
Maxine Walker Hanks passed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2012. She was 90 years young. Maxine was born to Walter and Irma Walker in Red Mesa, Colorado. She graduated from Provo High School and attended 'the BY' in Provo, Utah, where she met Lincoln Hanks through the ski club. Lincoln and Maxine were married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple in 1948. They raised their four daughters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Maxine was a faithful member of the LDS church where she served diligently.
She touched the lives of many through her volunteer work with the PTA, 4-H, youth sports, and sewing costumes for dance and church groups. Maxine enjoyed her association with the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, book clubs, ski clubs, golf, tennis and bowling leagues. She ran her own company for the past 30 years.
Our amazing Mother and Grandmother appreciated the beauty in the world around her and loved to share it with us. She did everything in her power to open up the world for us. Maxine wanted to do all and see all (as long as it didn't include swimming or horses.) She had a sense of adventure and loved to travel the globe with her family and friends.
She kept her mind sharp through reading (best library patron ever), crossword puzzles and Scrabble. We enjoyed countless game nights around her kitchen table. Her wit and humor kept us laughing. Maxine was head cheerleader for all her grandchildren and she always had an encouraging word and smile for everyone. We're smiling back at you Mom.
Maxine is survived by her children, Vicky (Stephen) Westlund, Diana Lambert, Karen (John) Freed, Denice (Michael) Hatch; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Boyd Walker and Clarice Reese. Preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Sherman Walker, Keith Walker and Norma Parker; and husband, Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:00am at the East Mill Creek Stake Center, 3103 East Craig Drive (3600 South), where friends and family can visit 9:30-10:30am prior to the service. Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Services under the care of Holbrook Mortuary.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2012