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Obituary: Davidson, Maxine C.

Age 91

DAVIDSON, Maxine C. Maxine C. Davidson joined her Lord in heaven on January 16, 2013. Maxine was born in Troy, Idaho on January 7, 1922. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Laura, her sister Mildred and brothers Gerald and Richard. She is survived by her nephew Richard and his wife Sharon, niece Kristina, and grandnephews Paul, Jason, Richie and grandniece Melanie and children. Maxine fully lived her life with a passion for her Lord, attending Berean Bible Church and a lifetime of service in the educational community. Maxine attended Five Mile Prairie School and graduated from North Central High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Washington State Teachers College, now EWU. She began her teaching career at Cusick, WA in 1942. Maxine’s teaching experience included primary, elementary, junior high school and college. Her innovative teaching experience with varied age groups, along with her experience in curriculum development, allowed Maxine to become a supervisor, curriculum consultant and principal working with the Spokane County Schools, West Valley School District, Spokane Public School District 81 and teaching for the education department at Whitworth College. Maxine was a charter member of Alpha Lota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and was active in Washington Elementary Principals Association, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Washington Organization of Reading Development, Association of Childhood Education and Washington Congress for Parents and Teachers. Since her retirement, Maxine has continued to be involved in community activities. She has been a member of the Spokane Camera Club, charter member of the Red Sable Water Color Society, charter member of the Spokane Valley Golden Kiwanis, and trustee for Eastern Washington Senior Homes Foundation. Maxine studied watercolor with regional and national artists and has exhibited her water color paintings at galleries and showings throughout the Northwest. She has been an active member of the arts community and a member of the Spokane Valley Arts council. Maxine enjoyed traveling, entertaining, photography, Bible studies, gardening and watercolor. For the past 20 years, Maxine lived at Holman Gardens. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. Interment will be held on Friday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Spokane, WA. A memorial service will follow the Interment at 2:00 p.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maxine Davidson Endowment Scholarship Fund at Eastern Washington University Foundation, Church Mission Link through Berean Bible Church or Inland Northwest Community Foundation designated for the Maxine Davidson Arts Foundation (