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Maxine Scott Hegel Fullenwider


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Maxine Scott Hegel Fullenwider Obituary

Maxine Scott Hegel Fullenwider, 101 years old, a longtime Alamogordo resident, passed away June 6, 2016.
Maxine was born on Oct. 27,1914, in Madrid, Iowa. Her parents were Otto Martin Scott and Eulah Farr Scott. She had one sister, Shirley Faye Cook.

Maxine attended school in Madrid, Iowa and graduated from Madrid High in 1932. She went on to cosmetology school, graduated in 1934 and moved to Lake Mills, Iowa to work. There she met and married Peter Joseph Hegel on Feb. 24, 1935. Their first child, Shirley Joan, was born in Lake Mills. Pete was discharged from the service in 1946 after World War II and they moved to Roswell, N.M. Their second child, Scott Douglas, was born in Roswell. When Walker AFB closed, the family moved to Alamogordo, N.M., on Oct. 27, 1956, where she resided until her death.

Maxine worked as a beautician until she began her career at Safeway. In 1955, she applied for a job as a stocker at Safeway just down the street from the family home which was at the Chism Apartments in Roswell. When the family arrived in Alamogordo, she applied at the Safeway on New York Avenue and was told to report to work the next day. Maxine was one of the Safeway employees to open the new store on Cuba Avenue and worked there until 1975, when she retired to travel with Pete. Pete and Maxine were charter members of the Alamogordo First Christian Church and Maxine was active with the church until her death. She was also a member of Eastern Star, a Shrine Lady, she loved dancing and was active at the Senior Center.

Maxine was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Pete, sister Shirley, husband Elmer F. Fullenwider and daughter Shirley.

She is survived by her son Scott and his wife Sherrie of Georgetown, Texas; son-in-law Charles Kern of Alamogordo; grandsons Chuck Kern, Jr. and wife Ann of San Diego, Calif., Jeff Kern of Alamogordo, Michael Hegel and wife Mary of Leander, Texas; granddaughters Kathy Lister of Alamogordo, Denise Fischer and husband Mike of Beulah, Colo., Stephanie Piper and husband Toby of Early, Texas, Jennifer Goodwin and husband Devin of Georgetown, Texas, Melissa Hegel and fiance Brian Matuke of Round Rock, Texas; great granddaughters Meagan Fischer of Denver, Lauren and Linsey Piper of Early; great grandsons Joey Fischer of Denver, John Lister and his wife Beth of Alamogordo, Porter, Brenner and Meyer Goodwin of Georgetown, Garrett Hegel of Leander and great-great grandson William Lister.

Maxine gave her son Scott the following poem which exemplifies her feeling about her passing.

"Living Bouquets"
When I quit this mortal shore and mosey round the earth no more,
Don't weep , don't sob, I may have found a better job.
Don't go and buy a large bouquet for which you'll find it hard to pay,
Don't mope around and feel all blue, I may be better off than you.
Don't tell the folks I was a saint or any old thing I ain't!
If you have jam like that to spread, please hand it out before I'm dead.
If you have roses, bless your soul, just pin one in my buttonhole,
While I'm alive and well today, don't wait until I've gone too far away.


Memorial service to celebrate the life of Maxine Hegel Fullenwider will begin at 11:30 a.m., on July 3rd at the First Christian Church located at 2300 23rd Street, Alamogordo.
A second service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on July 5th at Aristocrat Assisted Living Facility, 252 Robert Bradley Drive.
Refreshments will be served at both services.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 12 to July 11, 2016
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