Maxine Armfield Blum died on February 9, 2014, at the age of 92. Born in Fairfax County,Va., she made N.O. her home after marrying Robert. U. Blum who affectionately dubbed her "the Queen." They met at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. where they both worked before World War II. Maxine was active in the N.O. community-volunteering with Head Start, the N. O. Garden Society and the mothers' clubs of Academy of the Sacred Heart, Holy Name of Jesus, Christian Brothers and De La Salle High Schools. She returned to the workforce in 1972 at the La. State Museum where she worked full time for more than three decades until the age of 88. Maxine helped stage many exhibits and events including the Sun King and Hurricane Katrina exhibits and the NBC Saturday Night Live broadcast from the Cabildo. As a devout Catholic, she was involved in many faith based organizations including the Children of Mary Sodality, Jesuit Companions, and Pro Christo Laborantes. She was a lifelong supporter of the Christian Brothers. Maxine was proud of her Va. heritage and loved nothing more than going out and enjoying the company of family and friends. She was a life member of the Orleans Club and Le Petit Salon. A perfect Saturday was shopping, stopping for a "bite to eat," shopping some more, and then going out to dinner! An accomplished seamstress, she prided herself on always being "put together" down to the last detail like the perfectly appointed pin. She was predeceased by her parents Ester Monroe and Eudora Kingsley Armfield; her husband "Rubby;" her siblings: Howard, Ralph, and Lucille Armfield; and her granddaughter Michelle Perrin Davis. She is survived by her children Nancy Adams (Jesse), Robert Blum, Jr. (Agnes), Elizabeth Curren, and Richard Kingsley Blum (Ruth); 6 grandchildren: Elizabeth Hadden Creel (Terry), Robert L.Blum (Liz), Adele Blum Endom (Fred), Barlow Curren, and Kingsley and Wilson Blum; 8 great grandchildren:Cal, Zac, Henry, and Benjamin Creel;Lyons, Morgan, and Cecelia Blum; and Preston Endom. Among her family in Va. are nephew Howard Armfield, Jr.(Gloria),great niece Kate Fannon (Chet) and great-great niece and nephew, Kingsley and Chester Fannon of Middleburg. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave. on Friday, Feb. 14. Interment will follow in St.Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 1. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com. Maxine requested no flowers, but rather donations to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Jesuit High School, the Christian Brothers Foundation or the
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2014