Photo courtesy of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park



Apr 10, 1923 – Jan 4, 2017 (Age 93)


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Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park Obituary

Maxine Rose Musgrave was born on April 10, 1923 in Bigelow, Missouri, but grew up in Southeastern Colorado. She married Albert, her high school sweetheart and put him through college to become a world renowned geophysicist with Mobil Oil. Maxine nurtured her four greatly anticipated children,...

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Oh, Maxine! What a blessing you continue to be in my life. As what would have been your birthday comes and goes, I am reminded of the fun we had, and I miss you all over again. Thanks for teaching me how to grow old gracefully. I'm trying, Maxine, I'm trying.

Sorry to hear about your Mom she was a Very Loving Lady who i will never forget. She's with her love and family and know Bert is telling jokes and them all laughing Love that sweet Lady and was going to send her Jelly Beans like Bert always did .

Mrs. Musgrave was always smiling, even when she was a witch on Halloween in her lair on the front porch for us neighborhood kids. And it's a testament to her friendliness that we would crawl through the curtains and stick our hands in mysterious bowls of grape eyeballs and spaghetti intestines.

Dear Family, please know that I share in all of these sweet and meaningful words of condolences. On my dresser are three pictures of the individual women who have had a profound influence on my life; my mother, the lady with whom I lived for three years while in law school, and Mrs. Musgrave. In the example that she set in how to live life, Mrs. Musgrave taught me so many lessons that I will spend the remainder of my years to perfect all of them, if I ever do. I am so very grateful to her,...

14 years ago, Nana welcomed us into her family with an open heart, wonderful hugs, and hand knit baby booties. She wrote the best letters, remembered every birthday and celebrated all of our accomplishments. Her kindness, patience and love knew no bounds! She played a mean game of rummikub and farkle. Nan had the best laugh and made a terrific pot roast that I have been unable to duplicate!

Our hearts are heavy, but we know how lucky we were to be a part of her family.

Maxine brought great joy to our lives! She's a wonderful example of a life well-lived. We're grateful to God for giving us Maxine and Ruth as our neighbors, and knitting our hearts together.
I took the photo I posted when Maxine was crocheting a baby blanket that my maternal grandmother started decades ago. Maxine's beautiful hands worked swiftly and gracefully as she finished the blanket for me in May, 2016. It's now tucked away in hopes of the arrival of a grandson someday.

Maxine crocheting 5/16 - She finished a baby blanket my grandmother had started decades ago.

We were privileged to have known her. She was an amazing person who did truly love her family and lived her live to the fullest. We pray that you all will mourn her passing but for only a while and then will celebrate her life through the memories you will always hold in your hearts.

Brew and Judy

I am happy that Maxine is in Heaven with her beloved Albert and Raye. I am sad she is no longer sharing her larger-than-life worldview with us. And yet, I cling to knowing that her spirit lives on in all of us who grew to love and cherish her.