San Francisco Chronicle

Maxine Koop

April 3, 1930 July 18, 2021


Maxine Joyce Koop (Weir) Has born in Wenatchee, WA and raised in San Francisco Dy her parents, Michael and Faith Weir (Estill). She oved her family greatly and admired her two older >isters, Loette Fletcher and Polly Gleason.

In 1950, Maxine married Nalter Koop, her husband for nearly 52 years, and set-tled in Millbrae. The Koops ater moved to Belmont and ;he spent her final 50 years n San Carlos. They had four (ids: Jerry (predecease­d ler in 1969), Peggy, Susan Dave Torres) and Linda (Eric Kruger).

Maxine was born to be a devoted mother, and remained so throughout -ier life. Maxine spent most of her Career at Canada College, first working for the Dean Df Students and later for the Nomen's Re-entry program, assisting women with re-antry to higher education.

There were so many diverse friendship­s through-put her life. She always welcomed a long conversa-tion over a glass of wine and so loved to laugh. She shared very good advice when asked.

She helped people in need and donated gener-ously to a variety of charities for decades. At home, she always had a rescue dog or two who adored her.

Maxine so loved her grandchild­ren Jenna Kruger, Robb Kruger, and Caitlin Canes, who considered Maxine her second mother.

She also had 7 great-grandchild­ren: Logan, Gracie and Amelia Maxine van der Schoor, Evelyn and Ellery Luker, and Georgia and Ruby Maxson.

A celebratio­n of her 33,283 days of life will be held at her San Carlos home for fully vaccinated family and friends on Saturday, August 7 at 12:30 p.m. No flowers please; instead con-sider a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank or The Peninsula Humane Society.

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