257 SE Roberts, Gresham, OR 97080

Maxine M. Harvey May 9, 1925 - December 30, 2019

Maxine was born in Portland to Jesse Wm. and Lucy Lavelle Nelson. She married Robert “Bob” Allen Harvey on September 20, 1947. They moved to Fairview, Oregon in 1949 where they raised their son, Patrick, and daughter, Melissa. Maxine enjoyed many years of boating with friends of HIYC, including group San Juan island adventures and Albertina’s restaurant, and some 60 years of friendship with five couples since high school. She will be remembered for her polite, kind nature, and her wit with words (the one-liner queen).

Maxine, loving wife and mother was predeceased by her husband Robert “Bob” in 2002. She is survived by son, Patrick of Gresham, and daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Lloyd L. Church of Vancouver, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions be made in Maxine’s memory to Guide Dogs for the Blind Attn: Donations Department P.O. Box 151200 San Rafael, CA 94915-1200.

A viewing will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9a.m. - 1p.m. at Gresham Memorial Chapel with a graveside service to follow at 2:00p.m. at the Mt. View Stark Cemetery.


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    DawnRenee Cinocco says

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Your mother was such a delight! She lit up my day so much, I was always so excited for our visits. Thank you so much for including me in her celebration-she is and always will be so special in my life

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    Cindy Moorison says

    Maxine never meet anyone she couldn’t like. She would tell me her mother always said “It’s so easy to be nice”. She lived by that everyday!
    It was a privilege getting to know Maxine as a kind, soft spoken, generous person who never had an unkind word to speak towards another.
    She appreciated uplifting beautiful music and could sit for hours with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. I loved sharing those moments with her!
    “Be careful out there” she would say….each day as I’d leave. I will Maxine, and you try not to party too hard!
    Laughing was medicine and love was the cure.
    She lived with both and shared it generously!
    Maxine you touched so many lives in the time you spent here. Thank you for touching mine and teaching me to love.
    We will meet again and until then “enjoy your party” you’ve ‘earned it!
    One day I said “I love you” she looked up at me and said “well lets not get carried away” we had a good laugh….
    I love you!

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