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Maxine Mary Bates
December 6, 1924 October 12, 2009


Sublimity Maxine, 84, died Monday in Keizer. She was born in Salem to Julian and Ann DeJardin. Maxine was the second of three children. She grew up in the Hopmere area, moving to Stayton when she was 16. Maxine graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Salem in 1942. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and the Altar Society. Maxine worked for many years on the Marion County Election Board. She enjoyed reading, gardening, her grandchildren and all her family, and visiting with friends over coffee.

Maxine married Shirley C. Bates on February 8, 1947. They were married 40 years before his death in 1987. She is survived by her sister Elaine Highberger of Stayton; her four children: Terry Bates (Dori Denhem) of Salem; Sue Schumacher (David) of Sublimity; Joani Simonton (Dan) of Beaverton; Jill Dunlap (Tom) of Salem; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, brother Don and one grandson.

Recitation of Rosary will be held at 11:30 AM, followed by Memorial Mass at 12:00 on Friday, October 16, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Private interment in St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. The family would like to say a special Thank You to A wing at Avamere Court in Keizer. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.  


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