Chapter One of a truly extraordinary
life began on May
25, 1921, when Maxine was
born to Edgar Jasper Fuller
and Ida Alma Fuller (Garrett)
in Smith Center, Kansas, the
second eldest of four children.
Maxine grew up near Franklin,
Nebraska, until the family left
the "Dust Bowl" behind in 1937
and moved to Oregon.
Maxine met Ernest Weece at a
ballroom dance, and married a smitten Ernest August 1,
1941. The happy family grew and thrived, adding their
children, Janice and Randy.
Maxine and Ernest owned and operated Weece's Market
for 27 years. Following Ernest's passing in 1984,
Maxine devoted countless hours volunteering at Snow-
Cap Community Charities and her church. She also took
great delight in serving her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren in myriad ways.
Maxine loved cooking, knitting, sewing, canning
fruits and vegetables, walking, writing special occasion
poems and playing Scrabble. Until suffering a stroke after
her 90th birthday, Maxine remained very active.
Chapter Two of Maxine's life began on April 17,
2018, when her tired heart finally gave out. At that exact
moment, Maxine embraced a new life with a new body
for all eternity, in the presence of loved ones who went
before her and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her loving
husband Ernest, sister Ilene Denbo, brother Vinton
Fuller, brothers-in-law George Finck, Leonard Denbo
and Chuck Shaffer, and sister-in-law Jean Fuller.
She is survived by her sister Sherry Shaffer, of St. Helens,
Oregon; her daughter Jan Marleau (Jim), of Dallas,
Oregon; son Randy Weece (Susan), of Schaumburg, Illinois;
her wonderful grandchildren, David Marleau (Rebecca),
of Fairview, Oregon, Douglas Marleau (Tracy),
of Happy Valley, Oregon, Dean Marleau (Christine), of
Damascus, Oregon, Angela Weece, of Gurnee, Illinois,
Reggie Weece (Emily), of Northbrook, Illinois; and
great-grandchildren, Peyton, Malina, Colton, Kendall
and Nicole Marleau, and Ella, Ruby and Simon Weece.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews,
whom she dearly loved.
A service celebrating Maxine's life was held Wednesday,
April 25. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made to SnowCap Community Charities
or the American Cancer Society.