Clara “Maxine” Spencer

The Mercury News - - Obituaries & In Memoriams -

March 11, 1922 - Novem­ber 30, 2018 Res­i­dent of San Jose

Maxine passed away peace­fully in her sleep with her lov­ing daugh­ters by her side. She touched many lives with her gen­tle spirit and pos­i­tive out­look on life. She has resided at Brook­dale, San Jose for the past 15 years where she will be missed by many friends.

Maxine was born in Grand­field, Ok­la­homa. Her hus­band, Bill served in the Navy for 26 years. Dur­ing that time they lived in many states as well as Ja­pan. Later in life they ven­tured to Alaska ev­ery year for months at a time to fish and en­joy camp­ing life. Her great­est joy in life were her 10 grand­chil­dren, 14 great grand­chil­dren and 2 great great-great grand­chil­dren.

Maxine is pre­de­ceased by her lov­ing hus­band, Bill (Septem­ber 1, 2010). Her de­voted chil­dren Jimmy Pip­kin and his wife Rose of Ne­vada, Sharon Childs and her hus­band Eric of Los Gatos, Sandi Lay­man of Vir­ginia, Shirley Evans and her hus­band Jef­fery of Oak­ley, and her step daugh­ter Car­rol Wendt and her hus­band Gary of Ari­zona. Grand­chil­dren; Kevin, Cather­ine, Der­ral, David, Richard, Robert, Mark, Stephen, Becky, and Brian. Great­grand­chil­dren, Tyler, Dacey, Bodie, Cade, Nash, Hunter, Avery, James and Cyn­thia, Clara, Fin­ley, Faith, Mya, Tyson. Great-Great Grand­chil­dren Tesla and Christo­pher. She is also pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter Ada King, and brother Chub Lasley. Her lov­ing spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Friends and fam­ily are in­vited to a Fu­neral Vigil in­clud­ing a view­ing and rosary on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 17, 2018 11:00-1:00 at Dar­ling Fisher Chapel of the Hills, 615 N Santa Cruz Ave in Los Gatos. A Cel­e­bra­tion of life Re­cep­tion will fol­low from 2:00-4:00 at Brook­dale - San Jose. Maxine would be please if in lieu of flow­ers you make a do­na­tion to a char­ity of your choice.

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