Passed in peace December 3, 2014 at the age of 98. Maxine “Mad Max” Schow was born August 27, 1916 to Robert and Margret Knots Gourley in Eureka, Utah. She married her loving friend for life, John Wellings Schow, March 20, 1937. Together they had four children; sons, Norman and Ray, and daughters, Lila and Jolene.
Maxine truly loved the outdoors, camping, deer hunting with the entire family, and fishing. But a cook and baker she was. So many enjoyed her homemade pies and bread. She was an active member of the Eureka Senior Citizens and the Tintic #711 Lady Elks. She retired from the Tintic School District. Her family was her most valued treasure having 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Lila (Fred) Roberts, Ray (Eileen) Schow, Jolene (Brent) Fields, and daughter-in-law, Mary (Norman) Schow. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 7 siblings, and oldest son, Norman Schow.
Viewing will be held at the Brown Family Mortuary, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin, Utah, Sunday, December 7th from 4-6 p.m. Maxine will be honored at a Celebration of Life and luncheon, presided by her oldest granddaughter, Kathy Anderson, on December 8th from noon to 2 pm at the Tintic Eureka B.P.O.E. #0711 Lodge, Eureka, Utah with a viewing from 11 to 12. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to bring their favorite photos, stories and memories of Maxine to share during the celebration. Following will be the dedication of grave and burial at the Eureka City Cemetery.
The family would like to especially thank all caregivers from the Tooele Rocky Mountain Health Care Center, Pine Mountain Home Health and Hospice and roommate, Crista.