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Maxine Iverson

July 7, 1926 – Jan. 11, 2022


January 20, 2022

Maxine Iverson obituary

Maxine Iverson, 95, of Colfax, Wash., passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2022, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. As her granddaughter Miriam said, "She is being loved on and snuggled by Jesus right now."

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, James and Francis Teitrick, her husband Leon Richard Iverson, and two sons.

Born in Colfax, Wash., July 7, 1926, she graduated from Colfax high school, married her husband Leon in 1947 and raised six children: Leon R. (Christine) Iverson Jr. (deceased), Timothy James (deceased), Vickie Ann (Dave) Massinger, Debra kay (Robert) Pollock, Cynthia Jean (Gale) Wolfe and Rebecca Lynn (Lucas).

Maxine Iverson is survived by her brother Norman Teitrick, her four daughters and eleven grandchildren eighteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Over the course of her life in Colfax, she worked at Anderson's bakery, the Whitman hotel and bus station, I-95 Café, and the Rosauers Bakery where she retired.

Maxine was a devoted wife – an unbelievable mother and an adored grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

As some of her grandchildren and children stated she was stoic, quiet, small, beautiful, a reader, private, loving, strong, a survivor, courageous and above all was an amazing provider. Maxine will be forever missed and fondly remembered.

A memorial service, in honor of Maxine Iverson, will be held at a later date.


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