OBITUARY

Maxine Sanders Quesada

August 21, 1936July 10, 2021

Maxine S. Quesada August 21, 1936 – July 10, 2021 Round Rock, Texas – Maxine Sanders Quesada died peacefully on July 10. Mrs. Quesada was 84. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, July 26, in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628. Friends will be received at the funeral home immediately following the service. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Maxine was the daughter of Mac Sanders and Thelma Fulmer Sanders. She was their only girl and had two younger brothers, Joseph David Sanders, who predeceased her in 2015, and Kenneth Sanders, of Nalcrest, Florida. Maxine grew up in Oklahoma City, graduated from Classen High School, and then attended the School of Nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University, with her high school friend Gwen Stanton. When Maxine moved from El Paso to Fort Worth, Gwen played matchmaker, and Maxine married George A. Quesada, Sr., on Valentine’s Day, 1969. Together, they raised six children, and lived in Laredo, Harlingen, Denton, and then Aubrey, Texas. After the death of her husband in 2012, Maxine moved to Round Rock to live with her beloved granddaughter’s family (Andrea and Morgan Logue, and their children). In 2017, she moved to Bel Air at Teravista rehabilitation center where she lived out the remainder of her life.

With her husband George’s encouragement, Maxine completed her nursing studies. She graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with an Associates degree in 1991, and from Texas Woman’s University with her BSN in 1992, and with her Masters in Nursing in 1994. She was an instructor in the TWU School of Nursing for several years, and served her community as a nurse. She was a woman of strong faith, and an active member of a local Baptist church wherever she lived. She sang in the church choir and was a long-time Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Churches of Harlingen and Denton. She was a member of the Joy Sunday School class in FBC, Round Rock. Maxine was a voracious reader and Scrabble player (in which ‘voracious’ is worth 18 points, plus 50 points for using all one’s tiles), along with all sorts of other games. She was a successful Avon distributor, whose sales once earned her a trip to Hawaii with George. Her greatest delight, however, was in her family—especially her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her brother Kenneth, sisters-in-law Beverly, LaVonne, and Daphne, six children and their partners—Nancy (& Jim), Rita, Helen (& Ricardo), Thomas Hayden Church (& Myriam), George (Tex) Quesada (& Jan), and Andy Church (& Melissa)—eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, consider of contributions in her memory to the First Baptist Church of Denton (1100 Malone Street, Denton, Texas 76201), or to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 26, 2021

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Josh Stroupe

July 16, 2021

Aunt Max and Uncle George were the best. I will never forget the summer visits to our hometown of Alexis, North Carolina. As an adult I now realize how much interest and attention they would show the children like me. There was never a dull moment as the two of them were certainly the life of the party. I can’t recall a single time when they weren’t smiling and enjoying themselves. Aunt Max you will surely be missed and I will never forget the wonderful relationship I was fortunate enough to have with you and George.

Helen Valenzuela

July 14, 2021

When my parents divorced in 1962, my mother went to work for the telephone company as a switchboard operator. After a year, she was promoted to supervisor of the operators and she had to wear roller skates to move up and down the line of operators.

Her own manager overheard her telling another operator how to sell a telephone because she'd done it before. Soon my mother was promoted to sales and that's where she thrived. Back then their sales goal was "a phone in every room."

She finally retired from Southwestern Bell with a disability in 1975, but that didn't stop her from selling. She became an Avon representative and went on to become a President's Club member.

She was a strong, independent woman back when that was frowned upon. My mother was never a housewife or stay-at-home mom. That wasn't for her. But she never stopped working for us.