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Maxine Jacqueline Craven


Maxine Jacqueline Craven

92, of Albany, died May 17, 2011. Maxine was born in Wichita, Kan. on April 10, 1919, to Earl and Fonnie Lillian Osborne Hopkins. The family moved to Anaheim, Calif., in 1921. Earl was a barber there for the rest of his life.

Maxine married Roderick W. Craven, May 7, 1939, in Anaheim and moved to Big Bear Lake, Calif., in 1945, where they owned and operated Cravens' Cabinet Shop and Building Materials until 1966. After retirement, as self-supporting missionaries, they built A-frame churches in the Philippines for three years through Oriental Missionary Crusade.

Maxine is survived by her sister, Dixylee D. Horner; three daughters, Sharron D. Craven-Bell, Karron E. Harries and Jill J. Henricks and husband Lynn E. Henricks; four granddaughters, Holly G. Harries, Denise R. Gardner, JoDee A. Forrest-Divelbess and Amy S. Welling plus their husbands and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Foreign Missions in care of First Assembly of God, Albany, or Cystic Fibrosis Research in care of Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, Portland.

Maxine's ashes will be buried alongside her sweetheart and beloved husband at Powell Cemetery in a private celebration of her long life. She didn't know when she would go to heaven, but did her best to follow Godís lead. "To God be the Glory."


"Big Bear Grizzly"  Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2011
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper