In memory of
Maxine Chadwell Smothers
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In memory of
Maxine Chadwell Smothers
Maxine Chadwell Smothers Palm Springs - 12/11/1925-2/15/2019 Maxine Chadwell Smothers, beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Maxine was a very kind and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was devoted to her family, deeply religious, and extremely generous. Maxine was born in Ewing, Virginia but spent most of her childhood in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Influenced by her grandfather, Rev. Albert L. Chadwell, Maxine became a Christian at an early age. Rev. Chadwell was a Baptist Circuit Preacher serving four churches on horseback in the Cumberland Gap area. While residing in Palm Springs, Maxine belonged to Our Savior's Community Church. Maxine attended Berea College in Kentucky from 1940 to 1944. At Berea, she finished her last two years of high school and started college. After her children were grown, she continued her education at Golden West and Chapman College earning an AA degree and a RN degree. She worked for 15 years as a Psychiatric RN at Desert Hospital. Maxine was predeceased by her parents, W. Lon Chadwell and Ola Edith Chadwell, her brother, Eugene Chadwell and her late husband of 53 years, Jack Bruce Smothers. Survivors include her three children, Rodney E. Smothers (Shalah) of Norman, OK, Cynthia A. Courtney (Keith) of Winter Garden, FL and Melinda S. Briggs (Roger) of Escondido, CA, granddaughters, Katherine A. (Courtney) Scheer, Leigh A. Smothers, Elaine E. (Smothers) Marshall and grandsons William K. Courtney, Jr., and Ches E. Courtney, greatgrandchildren, Kylie B. Routson, Cade A. Scheer and Courtney A. Scheer. Private services and burial were held at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last days. Donations in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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In memory of
Maxine Chadwell Smothers
Maxine Chadwell Smothers Palm Springs - 12/11/1925-2/15/2019 Maxine Chadwell Smothers, beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Maxine was a very kind and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was devoted to her family, deeply religious, and extremely generous. Maxine was born in Ewing, Virginia but spent most of her childhood in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Influenced by her grandfather, Rev. Albert L. Chadwell, Maxine became a Christian at an early age. Rev. Chadwell was a Baptist Circuit Preacher serving four churches on horseback in the Cumberland Gap area. While residing in Palm Springs, Maxine belonged to Our Savior's Community Church. Maxine attended Berea College in Kentucky from 1940 to 1944. At Berea, she finished her last two years of high school and started college. After her children were grown, she continued her education at Golden West and Chapman College earning an AA degree and a RN degree. She worked for 15 years as a Psychiatric RN at Desert Hospital. Maxine was predeceased by her parents, W. Lon Chadwell and Ola Edith Chadwell, her brother, Eugene Chadwell and her late husband of 53 years, Jack Bruce Smothers. Survivors include her three children, Rodney E. Smothers (Shalah) of Norman, OK, Cynthia A. Courtney (Keith) of Winter Garden, FL and Melinda S. Briggs (Roger) of Escondido, CA, granddaughters, Katherine A. (Courtney) Scheer, Leigh A. Smothers, Elaine E. (Smothers) Marshall and grandsons William K. Courtney, Jr., and Ches E. Courtney, greatgrandchildren, Kylie B. Routson, Cade A. Scheer and Courtney A. Scheer. Private services and burial were held at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last days. Donations in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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