Smith, Evelyn Maxine

Passed: April 29, 2013

Obituary

Evelyn Maxine Smith of Litchfield Park went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 29, 2013 at the age of 88.  Maxine was born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in West Virginia.  At the age of 18, she moved to Akron, Ohio and worked at the Goodyear Aircraft defense plant where she painted the Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft.  There she met and married her beloved husband Joseph Smith just before Joe was sent to combat in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps.  After the war, Goodyear transferred them to the Litchfield Park Goodyear Aircraft facility.  Litchfield Park became their permanent home where they raised three children.  Maxine loved her family with deepest devotion.  She loved the town of Litchfield Park, her may wonderful friends and The Church at Litchfield Park.  Maxine had a strong testimony of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  She actively volunteered her time and talents to hospitals, children’s homes, her Church and her community.  She was known for her grace and beauty as well as her kind and loving heart. Maxine is survived by her three children, Joseph, Martha, and Mary Ann as well as four Grandchildren and nine Great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at The Church at Litchfield Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to support the wonderful programs at Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

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