Shaw & Sons Funeral Home
Maxine Goodwin-Maltbie was 83 years young when she left this earth on January 11, 2020. She was born on August 25, 1936 to Ivan and Vivian Graham, and she was the middle of 5 children.
She married Richard “Dick” Goodwin, in 1961 and moved to the Wenatchee Valley. They had 2 children. After Dick passed away in 1979, she remained in Wenatchee for several years working at Cashmere Valley Bank as a proof teller. She moved to Yakima in 1991 and she was married to Robert “Bob” Maltbie from 2002 until his passing in 2011.
Maxine was a very happy and easy going person, bringing smiles to those around her. She touched many souls with her love, kindness, and generosity, putting others needs before her own. She was musically talented and enjoyed playing the organ at church, reading a good book, playing bingo, and eating lunch with friends at the Salvation Army. She treasured her family. She would often go camping with them, traveled the world with her brother Cecil, and enjoyed going on cruises.
She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Reece of East Wenatchee, WA, her grandchildren, Doug (Rhea) Reece and Jeff Reece of Spokane, WA, Kristine (Jake) White and Colton Reece of East Wenatchee, WA, and Stephanie Reece and Jack Goodwin of Wenatchee, WA, great grandchildren, Shyla, Damon, Ethan, Shelby and Astrid, her brother, Gary (Rita) Graham of Ellensburg, WA, sister, Vera (Jack) Watkins of Vancouver, WA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, husband, Bob, parents, Ivan and Vivian, infant son, Douglas and son, Scott, brother, Cecil and sister, Patty.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Lewie Graham for the compassionate love and care that he gave to Maxine.
Viewing will be from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Shaw & Sons Funeral Home (201 N. 2nd St., Yakima, WA). The Funeral Service will be on Friday January 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at Christian Life Center (716 N. 40th Ave., Yakima, WA). We will then proceed to Wenas Cemetery and return to the church for a Reception and Celebration of Life.
Shaw & Sons Funeral Home is caring for the family. Condolences can be shared at www.shawandsons.com.