Coe, Maxine Mae (Farris) (July 2, 1921 - October 29, 1982)

Maxine Coe dies suddenly Oct. 29

Douglas Budget - November 4, 1982

Maxine Mae Coe, age 61, died suddenly Friday, October 29, 1982 at her home on the Platte Valley Ranch near Orin Junction south of Douglas.

Maxine, the daughter of Lyle and Lottie Eisenhauer Farris, was born July 2, 1921 in Grand Island, Nebraska area. She graduated from the Greeley High School as the salutatorian of her class. She was married to Ronald Joseph Coe on Jan. 2, 1940 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Maxine was a housewife until 1954 when she went to work for the Douglas Clinic.

She worked until June, 1982 when she retired, she just recently went back to work at the clinic on a part time basis. Maxine has touched many lives in Douglas community, she was a true humanitarian. She was a member of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, Converse County Cowbelles, and the Moose Lodge.

She is survived by her husband of Douglas; one son, Gordon of Cheyenne, Wy.; and two daughters, Mary Ann Adams of Cheyenne, Wy. and Betty Jean Browndlee of Englewood, Co.; three brothers; Lyle Farris of Denver, Co., Bill Farris of Oklahoma, and Lyman Farris of Greeley, Co.; four sisters, Ruth Sluder of California, Eileen Leehan of Pocatello, Id., Helen Park of Filer, Id., and Virginia Steelsmith of Alaska; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 1, 1982 at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry B. Randall, III officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were: Greg Stinson, Bill Klements, Leroy Stout, Harold Carson, Bryan Farris, and Gerald Wood. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Dennis Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thompson, Dr. and Mrs. William Hinrichs, Bill Gray, Dr. Alan Swaine, Dr. Hetty Hall, Dr. Mark Graber, and Dr. Robert Thiel.

A memorial has been established to the Maxine Coe Scholarship Fund for Nursing. The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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