Cedaredge resident Maxine Matthews died Feb. 1, 2018, at Crossroads Living Center in Delta. She was 86.
Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge. Interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.
Maxine Jeanette Sievers was born in Gunnison Aug. 5, 1931, to Max and Mary (Seely) Sievers. She spent her childhood and attended school in Gunnison. She graduated from Gunnison High School and she attended Western State College.
On Sept. 6, 1952, she married James Jackson Matthews III in Gunnison. After his death on July 14, 2010, Mrs. Matthews moved to Cedaredge.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge and served as a missionary in Spain. She was also a member of Tri Sega Ma and special music groups. She enjoyed children, reading, family history and music.
She is survived by five daughters, Sandra (Richard) Coxson, Linda (Norman) Gifford, Patricia (William) Phillips, Barbara (Jeffery) Reiher and Pamela (Eric) Potter; 26 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Matthews; and a sister, Katherine Boyd.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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