Maxine Stewart

May 13, 1934November 17, 2010

She was born, Maxine Waldron, on May 13, 1934 in Bend, Oregon. This was a special day for her mother as it was not only the birth of her middle child but it was Mother’s Day as well.

Maxine had 2 sisters. One older, Vernise Goebel, and one younger, Jeanette Stinnett. In her younger years Maxine attended private schools in Prineville, Redmond and Portland.

Maxine attended Walla Walla University for medical secretarial schooling but soon found her passion was in the nursing profession itself. At 21 she moved to California to nanny for the Norton family and to attend Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA for nursing. Upon completion of nursing school she moved in with a friend in Loma Linda, CA to continue what would become a 40 year nursing profession.

In Loma Linda she met and married her children’s father. Maxine had 2 children. Her oldest is her daughter Vicki and youngest is her son Bob.

In 1972 Maxine and her 2 children moved from San Diego, CA to Boring, Oregon. Four years later Maxine’s best friend Jeannie Kimsey introduced her to Maxine’s current husband, Dale Stewart. The couple have resided in their current Portland home for the past 20 years.

Maxine retired on September 1, 1996 from her nursing career and for a short time ran a gift boutique from her home.

In May of 1998 after just having lost her oldest sister Vernise to cancer, Maxine herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was the start of Maxine’s 12 year battle with cancer. Her most current diagnosis was with a very rare form of cancer called angiosarcoma.

Maxine fought bravely against a zero survival rate and it was always amazing to hear her sense of humor even when the days were long and difficult.

Maxine is survived by her husband Dale Stewart of Portland, Oregon; daughter Vicki Montgomery and son, Nicholas, of Gresham, Oregon; son Bob Pike, his wife Barbara and son Sorrin, of Portland, Oregon; and younger sister Jeanette Stinnett and husband Fred of Albany, Oregon.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maxine Stewart

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Vernon & Mary Bowman

November 29, 2010

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Ann Kracke

November 22, 2010

Maxine was a caring person and an excellent nurse who always ensured that her patients received the best of care. For many years,her 'gift of self' made her a very special member of the nursing staff at our hospital. May she rest in peace. My condolences to all her family. Ann Kracke

Aris Painter

November 22, 2010

Maxine's smile and infectious laughter made her a welcome addition to any event. She was one of those special "night shift people" that made up one of the best teams of nurses at Mount Hood.

November 20, 2010

Vicki, I have many wonderful memories of your Mom from working with her for twenty years and friendship for more than thirty years. I will miss her and her cheerfulness and concern for others. Mary Coleman.

November 20, 2010

Dear Vicki & bob,
Just wanted you both to know what an honor it has been to have known your mom and my friend maxine for the past 35 years She ws a wonderful person and co-worker I am so grateful that last week I was able to say my goodbyes once again, and rest assured she is no longer suffering aand now dwells in the house of our Lord. GOD bless. love marylyn logan xxoo