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Obituary - Raynold W. "Ray" Maxwell


January 31, 2018

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Raynold Maxwell

Raynold W. "Ray" Maxwell of Havre, 85, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at Ray's request. Memorials in Ray's name may be made to Friends of Beaver Creek Park or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Ray's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com/.

Ray was born Aug. 20, 1932, to Moffit and Lolo (May) Maxwell in Warrick, MT. He was raised on the family farm in Warrick and attended school in Big Sandy, graduating from Big Sandy High School in 1953. The fall after graduation Ray was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Texas, first at Fort Bliss and later at Fort Hood, where he was a cook and driver for a colonel.

Upon returning home in 1955, Ray met Anna Mae Nelson at Bob's Drive-In, and they later married Aug. 19, 1956, at the Sixth Avenue Christian Church in Havre. The couple had two children, Kenneth and Rae Ann, whom they raised in Havre. Over the years, Ray had a few different jobs but worked as a parts and delivery man at Valley Motors for many years.

Ray enjoyed walking his dogs, Pep and Lucy, and could often be spotted around town. He and Anna Mae would take the kids camping in Beaver Creek and Zurich parks where they would play cards and paddle boat. The family would also take trips to Elk Water in Canada and snowmobiling trips in the Bear Paws and West Yellowstone. Ray loved his children and grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Glen; sister and brother-in-law Edna and Floyd Cline; and sisters-in-law Bev and Helen.

Ray is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Anna Mae; children, Ken (Betty) and Rae Ann (Dale) Hansonl; granddaughters Amber (Garrit) Ophus and Angela (Dustan) Nyberg; great-granddaughters, Lilly and Jaida Ophus, all of Havre; and brothers Robert E. of Atascadero, CA, and Wayne H. of Chinook.


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