Maxine Hale West
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Maxine Hale West 1923 ~ 2008 Maxine Hale West, 85, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed way Tuesday evening, December 23, 2008, while sleeping peacefully at home. We know that after completing her earthly mission and returning to her Heavenly Father, she was joyously embraced by her recently deceased husband Harold. Maxine was born on January 23, 1923 in Garfield, Utah, to Elmer Clinton Hale and Matilda Leone (Roundy) Hale. Maxine was the second of six children and the oldest daughter. Growing up on Elm Avenue in Sugarhouse, she attended Forest Elementary with her siblings: Clinton, Dorain, Colleen, Vern and Judith. Maxine first met Harold West while cleaning the chalkboard after school one day, as he swept the classroom floors. After grade school she followed Harold to Irving Junior High, South High School, and then the University of Utah. After the war began, Maxine worked for a short time at the Arms Plant. Maxine and Harold were married on the 24th of June, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. Mother was the light of Dad's life and Dad was her constant and tender companion. Mother and Dad shared a great love and in doing so set a marvelous example for their five children: Sandra (Milt) Thackeray, Susan Corrigan, Marilyn (Ron) White, Stephen (Lisa) and Roger. Maxine is survived by her five children, older brother, Clinton Hale and younger sisters, Colleen Workman and Judith Smith. She rejoiced in her 23 grandchildren and her joy was completed by the 38 great-grandchildren that love her dearly. Mother's love for music began early on in life when she began taking piano lessons in the fourth grade from Mrs. Seabury. She became an accomplished pianist and performed and taught lessons for many years. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving in various callings including the great highlight of fulfilling a mission in the Washington D.C North Mission with her husband. She also had compassion and love for her neighbors whom she served. Along with Dad, she loved to laugh and enjoy life and appreciate the beauties of nature. Their love story will be remembered as one that will go down through the ages. We rejoice that Mom and Dad were reunited for Christmas after their brief separation of 25 days. We are thankful for their 65 years of earthly life together. Funeral services will be held for Maxine West on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley View 7th Ward, 2245 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2008.
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January 3, 2009
Such bitter but sweet news. I am so sorry to hear that you mom passed away. It is so hard to lose your parents. They are so important in our lives. May you continue to have our Heavenly Fathers love and arms around you Colleen Bodell and family
Colleen Bodell
December 29, 2008
Marilyn and Ron,
I was so sorry to learn of the passing of both your mom and dad. The best part is that they are together again and weren't apart for very long. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.Sincerely
Joan Plowgian Holt
December 29, 2008
Dearest Susan,
What a lovely Christmas your aprents are having! I was so surprised to see that your mom had been so blessed as to join your dad so quickly. I think of you often and the fun we had at school. Klaus and I send all our love. Marian
December 29, 2008
We were sorry to hear of your mother passing so soon after losing your father. At this time of the year it is also hard to lose a loved one. How nice for your parents to be back together, but that does not heal the peice of your hearts they take with them. Take what you have learned from them and treasure your memories. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Kari Reese
December 29, 2008
What wonderful memories we have of visiting with your mother and father and watching them walk the neighborhood together, hand in hand. We will always be grateful for the examples they set in love and eternal commitment.
Steve and Jan Booth and the Booth Children
Jan Booth
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