Maxine L. Golenda
Maxine L. Golenda was born in Pueblo, CO on July 1, 1940, and passed away on October 20, 2018, in Litchfield Park, AZ. She was the loving daughter of George and Louise Bachik. She attended Columbia Elementary, Keating Junior High, Central High, and Pueblo Junior College. She married Richard Golenda in August of 1959 and recently celebrated 59 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son David (Jeanette) Golenda; daughters, Cheryl (Liz Isely) and Cindy (Ken Leuer); six grandchildren, Mike Golenda, Mike Clower (Chelsea), Steve Golenda, Gabrielle Golenda and Brandon Golenda; the pride of her life, great-grandson, Austin Clower; brother, George (Gayle) Barchik of Keizer, OR; cousin, Tom Clason (Marlene) of Pueblo, CO and many nephews and nieces.
In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Maxine was the primary accountant and integral assistant to her husband in their successful health insurance business – Golenda Insurance – National Target Group Administrators, Inc. She was also very active in the community and serving on the Parkview Hospital Foundation Board, the Sangre de Cristo Art Center Board, Spanish Peaks Mental Health Board and her favorite, the Pueblo Community College Foundation Board where she served for over 10 years. Maxine was a member of the Wigwam Country Club and thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with the ladies. Maxine will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Church of Litchfield Park at 10:30 am on Friday, November 2, 2018. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Pueblo Community College Foundation in Pueblo, CO. Condolences for the family may be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.
Richard, Dave, Chere, Cyndi and family — Sorry mom and I could not be there. We heard it was a great service. A wonderful life. Love and prayers. Dave and Alena Forsberg, Barb Forsberg