Maxine Lois Rice

June 11, 1935 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Maxine Rice Obituary

Maxine L. Rice of Hermiston was born June 11, 1935 in Walla Walla, WA the daughter of Emmett and Frances (Bowers) Simmons. She passed away in Hermiston on February 7, 2024 at the age of 88 years.

Maxine grew up and attended schools in Walla Walla, WA where she graduated from high school. As a young adult, she lived in the Portland area for several years. She then moved to Hermiston, Oregon where she has resided for many years.  Maxine worked as a clerk at the Social Security office in Pendleton for near thirty years where she eventually retired from.

Maxine volunteered at the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary, US Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge (Elkettes).

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Frances (Clarence) Weathermon; father and stepmother, Emmett (Jane) Simmons; and a sister, Geri McMullen.

She is survived by brothers, Norman Simmons, Gene Simmons, John Simmons, Lynn Weathermon and Alan Weathermon; sisters, Sue Ann Hays and Kay Luisi; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday February 23, 2024 at the Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.

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Graveside Service
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Hermiston Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hermiston, OR 97838


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