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Alice Maxwell

Alice Marie Maxwell died early in the evening Sept. 20, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. She was 96.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Penn Valley Community Church, 11739 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, Calif. The Rev. David Hagey will officiate.

She was born Oct. 25, 1913, in S.D., to John Haas Sr. and Mary Etta Murphy-Haas.



She married Clyde “Max” Maxwell on Jan. 28, 1938.

Mrs. Maxwell was very active in the Women’s Democratic Club in Nevada County for many years and received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award in 2005.




She was a member of Penn Valley Community Church and served on numerous committees while there. She was also active in the Penn Valley Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary for about 40 years.

Mrs. Maxwell enjoyed traveling with her husband and had many stories to tell of their interesting journeys throughout their lives.

Her family and many friends will deeply miss her kindness, her warm smile, and her gentle spirit. She enriched the lives of all she knew, and she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Maxwell.

Family and friends would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital and countless others who have comforted her over the past few months.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Penn Valley Community Church, 11739 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, Calif.


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