Maxine Curtis McMurdie

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Maxine Curtis McMurdie
December 7, 1925 - March 12, 2016
Maxine Curtis McMurdie died of natural causes March 12, 2016, at the Cache Valley Assisted Living Center, 233 N. Main St., Providence, Utah. She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Payson, Utah, the second daughter of Heber Allison Curtis and Mary Anna McWilliams. 
Maxine's earliest memories include the first radio her family had, playing the French horn as a teenager, and concerts on Sunday afternoons in the park. On her 16th birthday, Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, she remembers coming home from church to the breaking news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After high school, considering that Brigham Young University was too close to home, Maxine followed her older sister Barbara to Logan to attend Utah State University. Maxine met her husband William Evan McMurdie Jr., Bill, when he came with his sister, Renee, to the USU dairy where Maxine worked. Bill, on leave from the Navy, was in uniform, and Maxine later said, "He looked like a million bucks." Bill surely admired her flaming red hair. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 2, 1947, and have five children: Rachel Lawyer (Brent), Marilyn McMurdie, Douglas McMurdie (Candis), Neil McMurdie (Tamara), and Randy McMurdie (Leisa).  They have 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Maxine taught school in the Cache County School District for many years, particularly kindergarten at Wellsville Elementary. She was a great cook, and she made wonderful peanut brittle. She was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016, at noon in the Logan 5th-18th Ward Chapel, 503 E. 300 North Boulevard, Logan. Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online by visiting

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Published in Logan Herald Journal from Mar. 13 to Mar. 18, 2016