Maxine Violet Scouten was born June 6th, 1919, at Clark, South Dakota, to parents John LeRoy and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Smith. She died Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, at Sun Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 92.
Maxine was raised in Clark and graduated from Clark High School. One of her first jobs was a telephone operator with the plug-in connectors switchboard. On April 28th, 1940, she married Harold Vernon Scouten in Clark. They lived in Redfield, South Dakota, before moving to Bremerton, Washington, where Harold worked in the shipyards during World War II. Harold eventually worked his way up in the grocery business and they moved to Quincy, Washington, where they owned and operated 4 Thriftway supermarkets. Maxine worked as a checker in the stores. She was a member of the Business & Professional Womens Club. They were members of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Quincy and Maxine was involved in the Womans Bible Study, was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, and sang for funerals.
After retiring she enjoyed golfing, dancing, and playing the piano. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon, to be near their daughter. Harold Scouten died on July 4th, 2011, in Hermiston.
Maxine is survived by son Jan and his wife Gloria Scouten of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter Sandy and husband Ralph Werner of Hermiston, Ore.; 5 grandchildren, Sheri Eggen, Michelle Jackson, Brenda Eggen, Tracy Phillips, and Denise Haines; 9 great-grandchildren, Heather Eggen, Ashley Phillips, Jessica Phillips, Leah Phillips, Sydney Schusted, Emily Schusted, Juan Jackson Jr., Elizabeth Haines, and Katie Haines.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Harold Scouten, in 2011; 2 brothers, Arvin and Roger Smith; and sister Alene Ash.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8th, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quincy Cemetery in Quincy, Washington. A luncheon will follow at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Quincy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Oasis of Hope Church in Hermiston, Oregon. A reception will follow at the Oasis of Hope Church in Hermiston.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Quincy, Washington, or to the Oasis of Hope Church in Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.