Hazel Caroline Maxwell – Newton Daily News

Hazel Caroline Maxwell, the daughter of Thomas L. and Hazel M. (Couch) Dawson, was born on August 11, 1936 in Colfax, Iowa. On February 5, 1954, Caroline married James R. Maxwell.

Caroline dedicated her life to her husband and his family. She worked as a cook for the Mingo public school system for over twenty-six years.

Caroline was a member of the Ira Christian Church; she had attended Ashton Chapel since her marriage. She was also a member of Chapter 303 of the Order of the Eastern Star; American Legion Post #534 Mingo, Iowa. Caroline enjoyed cooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, fishing, attending her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sports activities, attending Cowboy Church, and spending family vacations in Long Lake, Minnesota.

Caroline died Friday, April 22, 2022 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was 85 years old. Caroline was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Carla in 1982; one granddaughter, Julie Croizier; three brothers, Lee, Frank, Glen; three sisters, Marjory, Opal and Helen.

Those remaining to honor Caroline’s memory include her son, Mike (Sue) Maxwell; his daughters, Valerie (Rick) Crozier, Linda (Brian) Faidley and Diana (Bret) Van Zante; his grandchildren, Angela (Jim) Langenberg, Jennifer (Troy) Koehler, Janelle Crozier (Eric Illingworth), Melanie (Kirk) Pleggenkuhle, Shauna (Josh) Carlson, Nicole Goaley (Michael Lewis), Olivia (Jessica) Johnson, Katie Van Zante (Vince Shen), Caleb Van Zante; his special granddaughter, Jen (Aaron) Wagner; her eleven great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her GiGi.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A Facebook live stream will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday on the Pence Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. The family will welcome friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated at Camp Sunnyside, Ashton Chapel Cemetery, or Union Chapel Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.

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