Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 27 Apr 1933




Maxine Louraine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvy Garretson, passed away at the Mooney Hospital in Haxtun, Thursday night of last week at the age of 20 months and 5 days.


She had been ill since Sunday, but not serious until Tuesday morning when she was taken to the hospital at which time she was suffering from croup which later developed into pneumonia.  Maxine had a smile for everyone and those who had learned to know her held a warm place in their hearts for her.


She leaves to mourn her departure her parents; a sister, Imogene; a brother, Loren; Mrs. E. Bixby, a member of the family since the birth of the baby; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Holmquist and Leroy Garretson, Mrs. Garretson having passed away in December, 1931; her great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Lundberg of Haxtun and Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Garretson of Polk, Nebraska, besides numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Coulter of Haxtun and Rev. Johnson of Brady, Nebraska, at the church Sunday afternoon with interment in the Fairfield Cemetery.*


Relatives from a distance who came for the funeral were Mrs. Paul Holmquist and daughters, Vida and Ruby, of Boulder, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Holmquist and daughter of Byers, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Skipworth and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. William Skipworth and baby all of near Lamar, Nebraska, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Peterson of Venango, Nebraska.


*NOTE: Remains moved to the Haxtun Cemetery about 1986.


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