Maxine married the love of her life, Norman G. Boyd, on Sept. 30,1939. They were married over 62 years. Their early years were spent in Houston, Texas, and Seattle, Wash., where Norm was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Together, they had two children, Pattie and Norman.
They moved to Moab in the late 1950s to stay for “a few years.” They spent the rest of their lives in southeast or southcentral Utah.
Maxine worked at Castleview Hospital in the dietary department for 15 years before she and Norm retired. She also served as Moab’s First Lady from, 1962-1966 when Norm was mayor. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Grand Matron of Utah, 1968-1969. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Moab. She was truly one of the honorable and devoted foot soldiers for Christ. She fought the good fight and kept the faith to the end.
Maxine and Norman’s years together were filled with love, laughter, friends and family. She was totally devoted to her family and loved them unconditionally. In addition to loving each other, Maxine and Norm respected each other and had a deep and abiding friendship.
It was Maxine’s wish that her passing not be a sad event; her belief was that she was going home to be with Norm once again, her family who had gone before her and to be with her Lord. What a glorious time to go home – the holidays.
She is survived by her daughter Pattie and Ron Miller; by her son Norman C. and Tawny Boyd; and by her daughter-in-law Billie Jean and Corky Koss. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G.; by her mother, Rosalie Shoemaker; by her stepfather, “Daddy Red”; by two grandchildren, Billy Boyd and Candace Boyd; and by a brother, Charlie Steen.
The family would like to thank the devoted and wonderful staff at Canyonlands Care Center and Rocky Mountain Hospice for their tireless, loving care and devotion to Maxine. You are truly angels on earth.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you make a donation to the charity of your choice that benefits children or the less fortunate.
Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Moab on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Friends are welcome to call an hour prior to the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home in Price, where friends are welcome to share memories of Maxine at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.