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Maxine Norris Schwarzbauer, 76, passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born May 31, 1942 in Kissimmee, Florida. She grew up in Lake City. After getting married Maxine lived in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois before moving back to the beaches in 1977.
Maxine graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida and started working for The Bell Telephone Co in Jacksonville after graduation. She then became a stewardess for United Airlines based out of Chicago, Illinois. After getting married in 1963, she moved to Minnesota and worked for Northern Bell becoming the spokeswoman for the new “Trim Line” phone.
In 1977, Maxine moved back to Jacksonville to be near her parents and to raise her three children. She worked as a sales representative for the MJ Daniel company selling to the military for many years and had a great amount of success.
Maxine was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She always put others first and was a social butterfly. Maxine was an ardent volunteer and was often described as a “room mom.” She was an athlete who enjoyed rollerblading, biking, skiing, tennis, and walks on the beach. She enjoyed travel and witnessed much of the world. She was also a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Maxine enjoyed hosting events for her friends and her family. She loved her family very much. Maxine always took care of her children, grandchildren, parents, and friends. Her positivity and willingness to lend a hand inspired all around her. It was rare to find Maxine without a smile on her face.
Maxine is survived by her daughters Demory Boeneke and Stacy Dickey; son Brad; grandchildren Rhyse, Emory, Edwin, Barrett, Dylan, and Danalee; brother Larry (Joy) Norris; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her son-in-law Bobby Boeneke; her father Mac Norris; her mother Leona and stepfather Leonard Thompson; and her nephews Carroll and Patrick Norris.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at St. Paul’s Catholic church located at 212 5th St. N Jacksonville Beach with Reverend William Kelly as the celebrant. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life luncheon from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice.
Community Hospice and Palliative Care
4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville FL 32257