Maxine Abbott

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Maxine Abbott

Maxine "Max" N. Abbott, 88, of Mountain Home, passed away and was reunited with her husband in Heaven, on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Max was born on Dec. 20, 1921, to Andrew and Theresa Stahlman in Sykesville, Penn.

Max met Jim at the wedding of her brother, Emory Stahlman, and Jim's sister, Helen Abbott. Max and Jim married Oct. 14, 1944, and moved to the family ranch in Hagerman. The city girl from Pennsylvania was at home right away.

She loved animals, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and all the things that ranch life offered. It was here that their two children, Nancy and Jimmy, were born.

After selling the ranch Jim, Max and family lived in Caldwell, Mountain Home and Montana before settling in Mountain Home in the late 1950s where they started Jim's Barn. Jim and Max operated Jimıs Barn until the early 1970s when they moved to the outskirts of Mountain Home and built Abbotts Trinity Mountain Kennels. There they boarded cats and dogs and trained dogs for field trial work. They did this until Jim passed away in 1992.

Max stayed on the property. She then became an avid bingo and Texas hold'em player.

Max loved life and lived every moment with a zest. When Max was there you could count on fun and laughter and life being lived to its fullest. She was always involved with her family. She was the best mother, grandmother and great-grandmother anyone could ask for. She was always a true friend to all those who were lucky enough to be her family. Her smile and spirit lit up a room and touched your heart. She was always ready for the next adventure around the bend.

Max will be forever and deeply missed by her friends and family. Max is survived by her two children, Jim and his wife, Tilli Abbott, of Mountain Home, Nancy Webber of Packwood, Wash., her three grandchildren, Levi Abbott of Salt Lake City, Utah, Karlee and her husband, Wylee Aquiso, of Bruneau,

Kate and her husband, Matt Morrell, of Gresham, Ore., and three great-grandchildren, Aden and Rocky Aquiso of Bruneau, and Mani Morrell of Gresham, Ore.

Max leaves us with a love of life, the joy of living it to its fullest and the true meaning of the word family. BINGO.