OBITUARY

Lucia Jean Maxson

August 15, 1926April 27, 2018

Lucia Lay Maxson, 91, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born in Taft, California, in 1926 and raised in Ripon, Wisconsin. She graduated from Ripon College and the Art Institute of Chicago. Lucia had a long career as a commercial artist, and continued free-lancing after she retired. She painted throughout her lifetime and lives on through the masterpieces that she created.

Lucia is preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Lay.

Lucia is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ralph Maxson; her sons, David Maxson (Susan) and Doug Maxson (Kate); her daughters, Mimi Maxson and Kimberly Maxson Smith (Carl); her grandchildren, Raphael Maxson, and Sam and Caroline Smith.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join the family and friends of Lucia Maxson in celebrating her life on June 2, 2018. Lucia's celebration of life will take place at 440 Main in Bowling Green, KY from 2-4 pm. The Maxson and Smith families would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Sunrise of Louisville and Hosparus for their exceptional care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Kentucky in her name. Please leave an online condolence for the family at www.archlheadywestport.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Lucia Jean Maxson

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Jeanne Sokolowski

June 29, 2018

My condolences to Ralph and family. Lucia was such a bright light--during my time in Bowling Green and our work with SOKY Tennis, she was always warm, energetic, thoughtful, and original. She brought a lot to the community.

Kimberly Smith

May 12, 2018

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join the family and friends of Lucia Maxson in celebrating her life on June 2, 2018. Lucia's celebration of life will take place at 440 Main in Bowling Green, KY from 2-4 pm.

Tina Coates

May 2, 2018

Our condolences go to Ralph and family. I remember Lucia as always upbeat and always ready to play tennis.
Salutations from Bowling Green.
Tina Coates

mark sheldon

May 1, 2018

Lucia was a very special and important person in my life. She was like a mother to me for years, and a grandma to my daughter. I will always remember her either walking around Kereiakes Park, or on a tennis court standing there with her gigantic racket, and wristband around the neck of it, drinking coffee during the change overs. I still smile seeing her in my minds eye. She was a unique and wonderful individual, and will live on in our memories for sure.

Harvey Johnston

May 1, 2018

Ralph, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lucia was a beautiful and talented lady and always a wonderful companion for you.

Best regards from days gone by.

Harvey Johnston

Kaye Cardwell

April 30, 2018

I worked with Lucia at Hub Publications.. My deepest sympathy to the family. I thought the world of Lucia and will never forget the black crow with pearls that she had at her desk.

FROM THE FAMILY