Maxine Newbury

Maxine Newbury died peacefully at home on Election day, November 8, 2016. She was born to the late Edward O. Dudschus and Leta M. Donner December 13, 1920 in Burwell, NE. After graduating from Madison High School, Madison, NE in 1939, she went on to marry in 1940. She is survived by her fi ve children: Carla Daniel of Utah, Robert Newbury (Nancy) of Georgia, Jo Anne Gates (Kenneth) of Colorado, Jim Newbury of Nicaragua and Katherine Newbury of France, along with 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandkids. She is predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers and 2 previous husbands Robert Daniel and AFCM David Newbury, USN (Ret). The Navy brought “Max” and family to Whidbey Island where she has called Oak Harbor her home since 1972. After 31 years of dedicated service as a Federal employee, Max retired April 3, 2004 as Supervisor of the Aircraft Intermediated Maintenance Department (AIMD) Technical Publications Library. Shortly after retiring, she volunteered at the Oak Harbor Senior Center working as a Receptionist until April 2013. Maxine was a supporter of the Federal Employed Women’s (FEW) program and enjoyed the theater and was a season ticket holder for the 5th Avenue in Seattle and later the Everett Theater of Performing Arts. She will be missed by her family and many close friends she cherished since moving to Oak Harbor. Family thanks Whidbey Group Health Hospice and Held With Compassion Hospice Care Team for the wonderful care provided during Maxine’s last few weeks of life. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Wallin Funeral Home at 1:00pm Saturday, January 21, 2017. In lieu of fl owers a contribution to heldwithcompassion@ in Maxine’s memory would be most appreciated. To share memories and condolences please visit Maxine’s Book of Memories page at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home