In memory of
Maxine Bear May 14, 1932 - April 11, 2017 Maxine Bear was born on May 14, 1932 in Oklahoma and passed away on April 11, 2017 in Modesto, California. She was married to Roosevelt (Chief) Bear for nearly 50 years. The young couple moved to California early in their marriage and had two children, Judi Bear-Wood and Bill Bear. She had the greatest love for her family and all the little ones were special in the eyes of Grandma Bear. She also had a love of gardening; Her flowers were special to her and she worked tirelessly in her yard receiving many compliments on her efforts. She loved her roses but her favorite was the Oklahoma Red Rose. She loved to entertain and was famous for her 4th of July gatherings as well as large family get-togethers, usually at her beautiful home. We could never honor Maxine without mentioning the house with all the Christmas lights. Her home and her yard were always the talk of the town and she won many awards year after year for the last 35 years or so. Even when she moved to Modesto from Elk Grove, her yard stopped people in their tracks just to gaze at the festive site. Christmas was more than decorations, though, it was seeing the joy and excitement on the children's faces on this special holiday for Maxine. Funeral Services will be held at Salas Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery. www.cvobituaries.com
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