Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO


Maxwell Napper

September 16, 1929July 25, 2020

“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Maxwell Napper went to his eternal rest early in the morning on July 25, 2020. A private service will be held in the future to celebrate his life.

Maxwell was born in Bee Spring, Kentucky on September 16, 1929 to Audry May (Jaggers) and Louis Lee Napper. He joined the United States Air Force and worked in food service for twenty years. He was also a Vietnam veteran. Upon retiring from the military in 1971, Maxwell managed various restaurants in Colorado Springs and taught cooking classes at Pikes Peak Community College. Later he worked as a juvenile detective in Louisville, Kentucky for several years before returning to Colorado.

Maxwell married Marita Joann Smith on November 5, 1951. They had five children (Barbara Loomis, Beverly Lopez, Deborah Decker, Pamela Napper and Charles Napper), six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Bryan Williams (1990) and wife Marita (2006).

We rejoice that Maxwell is in heaven with Jesus and reunited with his loved ones who have gone before him. He was loved by his family and friends who will greatly miss him.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3)


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Beverly Lopez

July 30, 2020

My father was a family man. His children meant the world to him. My friends always told me I had the best Dad and they were right. He made everyone feel welcome. He always made sure we had everything we needed even though sometimes money was scarce. When I was in junior high I remember thinking something was wrong with me because I never wanted to leave home. It was fun playing games indoors and out.

To my father I say ‘till we meet again’.

The photo I’m sharing was our passport photo from Iceland in early 1960”s

Vicky Cooke

July 27, 2020

I would talk to Maxwell, on the phone, he Loved to cook, he Loved chestnuts, he told me Vicky, I Love Chestnuts, but there ain't no way I am about to pay $15.00 a pound for them, they can just keep them. The way he was going on about them, I just had to laugh. He was a Very Very Sweet Man.


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