Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA



August 15, 1934July 2, 2019

To many she was "Sister Hipsley". To her family, she was "Maxine", "Mackie", "Max" and "Gramma". To all of us, she was a gift.

Mildred Maxine Hipsley was born on August 15, 1934 in Charlottesville, VA. She passed on to be with our Heavenly Father on July 2, 2019 in Fairfax, VA at the age of 84 after complications from her numerous ailments. She was the youngest of 9 children, all born and raised in Virginia. She is survived by her 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Maxine worked as an Army Civilian for 30 years as a Civilian Personnel Manager. Upon retirement she and her husband, Howard, dedicated their time to raising their grandchildren and serving their community.

Maxine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many positions including Relief Society President, Young Women's leader, and Primary Teacher. She staunchly believed that faith and family were intertwined and an important part of our daily lives. She loved her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and worked to ensure they would all be reunited in Heaven one day. We find comfort in the knowledge that she is now eternally reunited with her husband, parents and siblings in Heaven.

Maxine loved flowers, and gifts in her memory will be accepted and cherished. But Maxine was better known for her generosity of spirit and compassion for others. Please consider making a donation in Maxine's memory to the following charitable organizations, so her memory will live on in service to those in need.

DIABETES FOUNDATION http://www.diabetes.org/

LDS CHURCH - specifically the Family History/FamilySearch fund https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/lds-church/ldsp.html?cde2=795&

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 6, 2019



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Mollie Pearson

July 6, 2019

Ms Watson and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss; your mom was beautiful like you. God bless and may your pain be eased knowing our hearts and prayers are with you.

Ernest Wasikowski

July 6, 2019

Terry and Family,

The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye, for now, to someone we love -- especially one's Mother.

May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love.

Thinking of you, wishing you and your family hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

May hope and peace be yours today, and always.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

E.J. & Tina Wasikowski

~A donation in Maxine's memory was made to the American Cancer Society on July 6, 2019

Gwenyth Field

July 5, 2019

Sister Maxine was full of kindness and her smile brightened any room. I remember her as my Relief Society President and friend. I too have a testimony that she has joined her loved ones on the other side of the veil. Maxine will always be an example of Christ like love.

Larry Asch

July 5, 2019

Terry and family,

My condolences for for your loss. My mother’s name was Mildred so I’m sure she was a great person.

Larry Asch

Marjorie Volkel

July 4, 2019

Maxine and I shared many miles together as we jointly served on the Stake Sunday School Board of the monolithic Washington, D.C. Stake in the late 1950s-60s, visiting wards/branches from Annapolis to Culpeper, Fairview PA to Richmond. A great traveling companion and sister in the gospel. Her cheerful disposition and positive outlook was inspirational to me. May she rest in peace, knowing of the many she influenced for good.

Carolyn Sprague

July 4, 2019

My first encounter with Maxine was when I transferred from working at Quantico to Fort Belvoir. Maxine worked in personnel and in-processed me into Computer Systems Command in 1969. She was the sweetest person then and remained that way. Little did I know that during my work there, I would go on to meet her two lovely daughters and eventually become best friends with Terry, who has remained one of my closest and dearest friends to this day. Heaven has another angel in Maxine. My sincere condolences to the whole family. Love you all.

Cathy Musselman

July 3, 2019

These four beautiful grandchildren were so lucky to have their gramma in their lives. Too many times when we live far away, we lose touch. Gramma Hipsley (they were fortunate to have several) was always there for them...phone, e-mail, Facebook, FaceTime... gramma kept up with all the new technology! We are so thankful for her beautiful spirit and for Heavenly Father letting us have her here with us for as long as he did. We love you gramma.... Love you more, Mom!