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Maxine Jones

Maxine Jones, age 93, of Beresford, SD, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Sioux Falls. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday, August 8, at the United Church of Christ in Beresford. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Hazel Maxine Dahl was born December 17, 1922 on the family farm near Beresford, South Dakota, to Marcus and Elsie (Anderson) Dahl. She received her education in the Beresford area schools. Maxine was the Homecoming Queen of the class of 1940. She then attended Beauty School in Sioux City, Iowa.

On October 17, 1943 she was united in marriage to Earl Jones in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The couple lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire while Earl served in the Marine Corps. After Earl's military duty, the couple made their home in Beresford. They celebrated 50 years of marriage and Earl preceded her in death in 1994.

After her children were on their own, Maxine worked for many years as a teacher's assistant in the Beresford school system. It was a career she thoroughly enjoyed and she kept close contact with her former co-workers. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading. Her grandchildren lovingly all received a handmade afghan made by her. Maxine was proud that she remained in her "home across from the golf course" until she was in her late 80's. She had many friends, new and old, at Bethesda Home in Beresford.

Maxine was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Beresford. She also was in the American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Beresford Golf Course Association.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Carol (Chuck) Dunlap, Houston, TX, Jan (Keith) Catron, Missoula, MT, Kristi Theobald, Sioux Falls, Pam (Terry) Kjenstad, Brandt, SD, and David (Janet) Jones, Channahon, IL; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

Her parents; sisters, Dorothy Heath and Clarys Gorham; brother, Merlyn Dahl; and son in-law, Tom Theobald, also preceded her in death.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 5, 2016
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