Mary Maxine (Maddux) Beedle

On July 23, 2019 the Angels carried our beautiful mother home to our Lord.

Mary Maxine (Maddux) Beedle was born on May 29, 1942 in Carlenville, Illinois. She was born to James Franklin Beedle and Bohmilla Barlett (Zahn) Beedle.

She came to Douglas as a young child with her parents and two sisters.

She was a 1960 graduate of Douglas High School. She was a member of the Acappella Choir, Girls League Council, Theta Rho and Treasurer of FHA. She was employed by the Treasurer’s office in Bisbee.

She married Lenard Rece Maddux in January of 1961. They started a family shortly after and spent 20 years together, raising four children. Mary then relocated to Tucson and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 25 years. When she retired, she returned to Douglas to help take care of her grandchildren and children. All of whom she loved dearly.

Mary was a beautiful outgoing person who knew no stranger.

She loved gardening and always planted flowers wherever she lived. She loved animals and instilled that in all her children and grandchildren.

Her favorite place to shop was thrift stores where she found many treasures. She loved jewelry, clothes, shoes, and purses. She owned many and everything had to match. Mary loved to spend time with her family and friends and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sandra Christine (Beedle) Johnson.

She is survived by her four children, Barbara (David) Hubacher, Jeannine (Grant) Benson, Clinton (Rossana) Maddux , James (Shawna) Maddux and her grandchildren Michael, Lindsey and Kaitlyn Benson, Meghan and Emily Maddux, Christopher, Alyssa and Jackson Maddux along with her first soon to be great- grandchild and her sister’s Helen (Beedle) Diamontoni, Ann (Beedle) Leisy.

Our Mother will also be missed greatly by her daily companion and beloved dog Kahlua.

Services will be held on August 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 715 11th Street, Douglas. A Celebration of Life for our beloved Mother will be held August 18 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion 1325 G Ave. Douglas.

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