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Maxine Calmette

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Maxine Calmette Obituary
Maxine Calmette passed away February 21, 2014 at Silverado Assisted Living. She was 93. Maxine was born in Longmont in 1920 to Henry and Bertha Brennan of Mead, Colorado. She had two brothers, James Brennan and Francis Brennan, and one sister Kathryn Damon (now deceased). She grew up on the family farm in Mead and attended Pearl Howlette Grade School in Mead and Johnstown High School. The family moved to Longmont in 1939 and Maxine graduated from Longmont High School. Maxine worked at Oscar's Fireside Inn and as an assistant bookkeeper at Troxell Chevrolet prior to her marriage. During WWII, she worked as a timekeeper and bookkeeper for Kuner-Empson in Longmont. She retired from Ball Brothers in 1982 after 17 years of employment. Maxine married Richard E. (Dick) Calmette in 1942. They had three daughters: Vivian, Jeanette and Patty. He would precede her in death in 2004. As an expert seamstress, she made beautifully designed clothes for all of her girls. She loved spending hours designing and sewing many projects throughout the years. Maxine was very active volunteering for the Girl Scouts, PTA and the Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Church and Catholic School. She was also an active volunteer member of the American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries, donating endless hours to help others. Maxine and her husband Dick bought their Longmont home in 1946. She loved Longmont and was very proud to be a Colorado native and to have lived in the same house for 65 years. One of her favorite things in life was having all of their family and friends in their home for wonderful parties. She always said "the more, the merrier." Maxine was loved by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity and wonderful Irish spirit. Maxine loved gardening-especially her extensive rose garden, which was admired by many. She created beautiful bouquets for her family. She was very creative in crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint and many other crafts, which she shared with her family. Maxine thoroughly enjoyed her extensive collection of dolls and roosters. She was also a big fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Maxine is survived by her daughters Patty Calmette and husband Larry Noyes of Arvada, Colorado, Jeanette Calmette and husband Monty Montgomery of Long Beach, California and Vivian Riley and husband Pat of Walden, Colorado. She is also survived by her four grandsons and one great granddaughter: Christian Calmette-Noyes of Arvada, Colorado, David Riley of Walden, Colorado, Steve Hansen, wife Nikki and daughter Samantha of Pueblo, Colorado and Greg Hansen of Hauula, Hawaii. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont at 10 am, Friday, February 28th in the Adoration Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 2:30 pm, Staging Area B. Please share your thoughts, memories, and condolences at www.howemortuary.com

Published in Longmont Times-Call from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2014
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