MOAB/PRICE - Maxine Steen Boyd was born April 24,1921 in Caddo, Texas. She passed away on Dec. 7, 2013 in Moab at the Canyonlands Care Center.
Maxine married the love of her life, Norman G. Boyd on Sept. 30, 1939 in Houston, Texas. They were married for 62 years before Norm's passing on April 22, 2001. Their early years were spent in Houston, Texas and Seattle, Washington where Norm was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Together they had two children, Pattie and Norman. They moved to Moab in the late 50's to stay for "a few years" and spent the rest of their lives in Southeast or South Central 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. Maxine was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and 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; her son, Norman C. and Tawny Boyd; daughter-in-law, Billie Jean and Corky Koss; seven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Norman G. Boyd; mother, Roselie Shoemaker; step-father "Daddy Red"; two grandchildren, Billy Boyd and Candace Boyd; and 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 asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice that benefits children or the less fortunate.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Moab. Family will be at the church Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Moab. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Maxine at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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