Maxine Larsen, 89

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Maxine Lucille King Larsen, 89, of Glenns Ferry, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at a Boise care center.

A viewing will be held at 10:15 a.m. and funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at the VFW Hall in Glenns Ferry. Burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Maxine was born on June 19, 1917, in Buhl, to Perry and Laura Favors King. She was the fourth of six children and grew up in the Buhl area. She attended school in several different schools, as her parents were migrant workers.

In 1934, Maxine married the love of her life, George A. Larsen, in Twin Falls, and in 1935 they moved to Glenns Ferry. To that union were born two daughters.

In 1944, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy, leaving Maxine at home with two small girls to raise while he was away. In 1946 George was discharged and came home to his family where he and Maxine purchased the Southside Market and worked side by side until 1969 when they retired to their small ranch on the hill east of town.

On Dec. 14, 2001, she lost her true love of 66 years and continued to live alone until July of 2005.

Maxine was always busy supporting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in 4-H, FFA and in all their school activities. She was a past member of PEO and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Glenns Ferry.

"Grandma was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and had a special place in her heart for the Class of 1956," her family said. "She had made many friends in the Glenns Ferry area and no one will ever be able to replace her.

Maxine is survived by: her two daughters, Georgia Lee Anderson and Elvena Minic, both of Glenns Ferry, 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; her sister in-law, Sue Ann (Ed) Clements, of Boise, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, two sisters, and a grandson, Jay Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glenns Ferry United Methodist Church, 207 W. Harrison, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, or a charity of choice.