Obituary: Maxine G. Pilcher

Maxine G. Pilcher
April 22, 1920~Dec. 4, 2010
Maxine G. Pilcher, 90, was born in Sterling, Idaho, on April 22, 1920, and passed away peacefully in Fort Collins, Colo., Dec. 4, 2010, with her four children at her side. She grew up on a farm near Springfield, Idaho, was graduated from high school at age 16 and earned a degree in elementary education from Idaho State College. She attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane, Wash. After nursing school she worked in the local hospital and for farm labor camps in Washington and Idaho.
In 1942, she married Hershl B. Pilcher, an old high school friend. In 1947 they moved to Rangely, Colo., and lived there for 30 years before retiring to Grand Junction, Colo. The Rangely years were some of Maxine’s most memorable, working with and caring for the people who touched her life. She worked countless hours at the Rangely Hospital, was involved with the school board, the Episcopal Church, very supportive of the oil and gas industry and various local organizations.
Maxine is survived by four children, Mike (Margaret), Vernal, Utah; Bill (Jeris), Fort Collins, Colo.; Carol (Jerry), Spokane, Wash.; and Paul (Sherry), Evergreen, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Hershl, grandson John, and nine siblings.
Services will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rangely, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at 1 p.m. Graveside services will be held immediately after at the Rangely Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Rangely District Hospital and/or St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Rio Blanco Funeral Home of Rangely and Allnutt Funeral Home of Fort Collins.