Maxine Sherrod of Grass Valley went home to her Lord and Savior on the evening of Jan. 24, 2014.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on March 15, 2014, at Calvary Bible Church.
She was born in Porterville, Calif., on November 9, 1926, to Robert Leo Cogburn and Agatha Beryl Vernon Cogburn.
Maxine graduated from high school in 1944 as valedictorian at Porterville Union High. She later graduated from Lux College in San Francisco in 1947. She worked as a medical secretary and medical record transcriptionist throughout her life.
She and her husband of 56 years, Edward, moved to Grass Valley, Calif., in 1978 after Ed’s retirement. While in Grass Valley, she served as a volunteer with a variety of local Christian ministries and continued to work as a medical transcriptionist, finally retiring after a number of years at Sierra Memorial Hospital.
Maxine’s passion was following her Lord, Jesus Christ, as an active member of Calvary Bible Church. She served in a variety of ministries throughout the years, including Sunday school, Angel Tree, Bible Study leader, prayer partner, and providing ongoing support for many missionaries.
She is survived by sons Robert of Lincoln, Calif., and Michael of Grass Valley; grandson, Justin Sherrod; granddaughter, Courtney Tiller; and four great-grandchildren.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, who passed away in 2011.