Bobby Maxwell

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  • "God bless this farmer,must have been avery kind man.R,I.P."
    - SON OF A IDAHO FARMER
  • "I had the pleasure of knowing Bob at the end of his life...."
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Bobby Dean Maxwell
10/26/1936 - 12/17/2014
Bob Maxwell passed on December 17, 2014 at home. He was born October 26, 1936 in Twin Falls, ID. He was the last of seven children born to Mayme and Luther Maxwell, the doctor offered to buy him, but they declined. He was the beloved quintessential younger brother, idolizing his older brothers and being a pest to his sisters. Later he became a big brother when his parents adopted two of their grandchildren. His family valued hard work and they worked as a family to make the farm successful. On this little farm he developed his lifelong love of animals, his tremendous faith in God and his ability to see the light under tremendous adversity. In 1960 he met the love of his life Janet Shaw, a mere three months later they eloped in Elko, NV. They were inseparable for the next 36 years, until she passed in 1996. Bob farmed in the Buhl and Filer area for a few years after he married Janet. At the age of 33 he collapsed in a field that he was working, was driven by ambulance to Boise and given a 10% chance of surviving the massive brain aneurysm he suffered. He was always a fighter and survive he did, with the help of his family he relearned how to walk and talk, but would never be able to farm again. As a dad he was very proud of his girls, Sherry and Lori. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren Ryan and Rachel, they fondly remember trips to King's to pick out toys during his numerous visits. He never missed seeing his grandson Ryan playing on The Blue as a Bronco. He instilled in them his value of hard work, love of animals and, of course, that wicked sense of humor. Bob's last years were spent working on his bucket list, thanks to his brother Raymond. He travelled with his girls to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and the Giant Redwoods of California. He took a ride in a helicopter, though we were never able to talk him into skydiving or base jumping. The one item on his bucket list that we never saw happening was the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl, he was certain it was going to be "their year" at the start of every season. Thanks Seahawks for the banner year! Sherry was by his side until the end, discussing their faith and his love for our mom. He would chuckle at the sound of his grandchildren's voices.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife Janet, his twin sister Betty Dickey, sister Irene Rentleman, brothers Ralph, Raymond, Derle, and Ron Maxwell.
He is survived by his girls, Sherry and Lori, son-in-law and best friend Rod Stearns, grandchildren Ryan and Dani Stearns, Rachel and Aaron Canfield, five great-grandchildren: Will, Faith and Anna Canfield, Kennedy and Emerson Stearns, his sisters Pauline Riggs and Brenda Cullinan, brother-in-law Glen Dickey and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers a donation to Boise's Got Faith or the Canyon County Animal Shelter would continue his support of these fine organizations. The family would like to give thanks to the Angels at Grace Assisted living and XL Hospice for their loving care of their Father. Services were provided for Bob by Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel. 466-3545

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Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-3545
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014