Maxine Marie West

March 29, 1929March 7, 2018

Maxine Marie Golding West, a long-time resident of Calhan, Colorado, age 88, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home in Mesquite, Texas. She was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 29, 1929. She married Dale L West on July 30, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She lived in Rush, Colorado and Calhan, Colorado communities for 68 years. She was a rural mail carrier for 29 years. She was active in the community, church, Farm Bureau, Rural Carriers Association and many more organizations. Family and friends were always welcome in her home and the more the merrier. She loved to crochet, do crafts, and Sudoku puzzles. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Dale, her parents Orville and Sarah Golding, brother Charles, sisters Martha Sams and Marjorie Buchman, and two grandchildren, Jason and Shanelle Younger. She is survived by her brothers Tom and Don Golding, a son Roger, daughters Kathleen Younger, Diana Anderson and Joyce Wadsworth, 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. The family will greet friends from 12 - 1 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 followed by the funeral at 1 pm at the Swan - Law Funeral Home, 501 N Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO. Internment will be at Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please contribution to the charity of your choice in her memory.


  • Sarah Golding, Mother
  • Orville Golding, Father
  • Charles Golding, Brother
  • Martha Sams, Sister
  • Marjorie Buchman, Sister
  • Dale West, Husband
  • Jason Younger, Grandchild
  • Shanelle Younger, Grandchild
  • Tom Golding, Brother
  • Don Golding, Brother
  • Roger West, Son
  • Kathleen Younger, Daughter
  • Marty Younger, Son-in-law
  • Diana Anderson, Daughter
  • Joyce Wadsworth, Daughter

  • Roger West
  • Heath Anderson
  • Bruce Wadsworth
  • Anthony Wadsworth
  • Maxx Wadsworth
  • Jon Bueche


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Maxine Marie West

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Sheryl Batt

September 13, 2018

I just found out that Maxine West had passed away. My mom was Awanda Tripp and I remember spending lots of summers with the West kids in Oklahoma when the family was doing harvesting in Oklahoma. I have great memories of this family. Sorry for the big loss of your mom Maxine.

GWEN and Phyllis Kovac

March 13, 2018

What neat memories we have of times being in Calhan. Mrs. West was always cooking, cleaning and serving. It seemed like she never tired of doing for others. I always admired her bravery in driving that rural route in the harsh snowstorms in Colorado. And, then all of you kids going out driving and working the wheat harvest. This too makes me think of your Dad and the memories, too. They both had a love for their family and there were the laughs and fun, too. Mrs. West and you girls and husbands were such faithful supporters of my many year involvement in Missions in Guatemala and PERU. She loved missionaries and mom and I loved her. I remember her big Bible that she always had there near her in Calhan. What a beautiful legacy and testimony of God’s love, Maxine has left to all of us. We love you all. Thank you, Joyce for phone calling us to tell us about your Mom and great friend. Phyllis and Gwen.

Susan Vorenberg

March 12, 2018

A testament to a life well lived is reflected in the children raised! The West children are all outstanding people, kind, caring and resourceful. I loved your sweet family and know that this was a life well lived. Rest peacefully!

Rick & Cheryl Cofer

March 12, 2018

I loved my Aunt Tootsie. It was always so fun to stay at her house. We would play Barbies all morning and then rush to get the assigned housework finished before she came home at lunch. ❤️❤️ Cheryl
I loved Aunt Tootsie too. She was always so encouraging to me in my ministry. Always full of love and grace. I will miss her❤️ Rick