Calvin L. Maxfield
1929 ~ 2014
Calvin L. Maxfield passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in his home of complications from a long struggle with a chronic illness. He was born August 12, 1929, to Louis E.O. and Rosamond Palmer Maxfield in South Jordan, Utah. Raised at the mouth of American Fork Canyon until the age of 12, the family then moved to South Jordan. He learned the value of hard work on the family farm and the love of music as he sang with his 3 brothers all over the valley. Music was an important part of family life. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in the East Central States Mission, comprising Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia from 1949-1951 and always loved that part of the country and missionary work. He served faithfully and actively in the church throughout his life, including Bishop of a ward he loved so much. Upon his return from missionary service, he entered military service and served in the 108th Counter Intelligence Corps. for 2 years in Boston, Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland and New York City. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Mathematics and taught Math for 30 years, most of which he was head of the Math Department at Hillcrest High School where he influenced the lives of countless young people. He also worked construction during the summer months and was valued because of his skills with tools and his work ethic.
He married Arlene Jones Maxfield on August 14, 1951, in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death. He is survived by his children Joyce (Mitchell) Chesney, Karen (Joey) Brito, DeAnn (Jim) Murtha, and Russell (Brittany) Maxfield. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, brothers Clark Maxfield and Rodney Maxfield, and sisters JeNeal Boggess and Cheryl Peters. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gerald Maxfield.
He married Doreen Okelberry Maxfield on August 29, 1997, and is survived by her and loved by her children Trent (Tricia) Okelberry, Scott (Debbie) Okelberry, Kiersten Okelberry Price, Marinda Okelberry, Daria (Chip) Wood, Marci (Jeff) Curran, and Russ (Holly) Smith, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was a friend to many and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Chavez LDS Chapel, 1244 W. Chavez Drive (9700 South), South Jordan, Utah. Friends and family may call Friday evening, September 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday before the services from 9:00-10:30 am at the Chavez building. Interment at South Jordan City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com
We wish to thank Janet Harris, RN, from Aspire Hospice for her tender care and concern for Cal during his illness.
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Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 18 to Sep. 20, 2014.