Baker City, Oregon
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Maxine Taylor McIntyre, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2002, at La Center, Wash., where she spent several years in a private home for the aged.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Susan Barnes of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery after the service. Visitations will be Friday until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Maxine Irene Brown was born Nov. 23, 1915, at Enterprise to James Asbury and Isobel Wham Brown. When Maxine was very young, she and her family moved to a homestead near Unity. At the age of 10, she and her family moved to Baker City.
Maxine joined the Presbyterian Church on April 5, 1931, where she was an active member throughout her life. She was the Sunday School superintendent for 20 years and was ordained a deacon in 1951. The church was an extremely important part of her life.
On April 25, 1935, Maxine married Claude Taylor. They both worked at the Hotel Baker for several years where Claude was the executive chef. She later worked at Woolworth’s, Chaves Grocery Store, and Mack’s Jewelers. Claude died on Jan. 2, 1971.
Maxine married Owen “Mac” McIntyre on Feb. 13, 1975. They spent several years involved with the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges, both at the local and state levels. Mac died on Nov. 7, 1995.
Maxine was a member of the Baker City Chapter of the Rebekah Lodge. She also was active at the state level.
She was noble grand of the Baker City Lodge several different years and was on the advisory board for Theta Ro, the girls organization of the Rebekah Lodge.
At the state level, she was marshal for Anna LaKamp when she was president of the state lodge. Maxine was involved with the state Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, and was grand matriarch of the state Ladies Auxiliary of the Matriarch Militants.
Maxine enjoyed music, singing in the church choir, sewing, playing bridge, pinochle, knitting, crocheting, family get-togethers and her friends.
She will be dearly missed by everyone she has touched with her love and devotion to life.
Survived include two sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie and Bonnie Taylor of Myrtle Point, and Larry and Lynne Taylor of Baker City; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Keith Miles of Indonesia, Barbara and Dan Wheatley of Woodland, Wash., and Nancy and Jim Case of San Diego; four stepchildren, Karen Yeakley, Lindy Thomas, and Phyllis Cummings, all of Baker City and Clark McIntyre of North Carolina and their families; a sister and brother-in-law, Madge and Carl Singer of Walla Walla, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Maxine was preceded in death by an infant son, Neil; her first husband, Claude Taylor, in 1971; her second husband, Owen “Mac” McIntyre, in 1995; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Harry Estes; and brother, Maurice Brown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fibromyalgia Treatment Center Inc., Attention: Research Fund, P.O. Box 7223, Santa Monica, CA. 90406. This may also be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 20, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor