OBITUARY

Maxine Kay (Carver) Boehm

April 19, 1938June 13, 2019
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Maxine Kay Boehm peacefully completed her life’s mission on June 13, 2019, due to congestive heart failure, in the presence of her devoted daughter Susan and her husband Doyle and grandchildren Douglas and Elizabeth. Her life began in Louisville, Kentucky on April 19, 1938 as a firstborn infant to Max W. and Hazel J. Carver. Her father, Max W. Carver MD enlisted in the United States Army in 1940 so as a young child she moved often and considered herself a military brat. Maxine graduated from Filer High School and attended Brigham Young University briefly before returning to Idaho where she helped her father in his medical practice. She met her one love of a lifetime James W. Boehm and they were married on June 21, 1958. She returned to College of Southern Idaho in 1971 and became a registered nurse. She spent her life selflessly caring for others. She was preceded in death by her mother Hazel, her father Max, and her sister Sharon. She leaves behind her former husband and cherished friend James W. Boehm, her brother James Richard Carver (Darlene) Meridian, Idaho and John Alan Carver (Joan) Provo Utah, her son James D. Boehm (Teresa), her daughter Susan K. Boehm-Webb (Doyle), along with grandchildren Douglas (Rachael) and Elizabeth, and one great grandchild Saphyre Rose Webb. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” 136 4th Ave E. in Twin Falls. A viewing will be held from 1 to 1:45 pm followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Lynwood Ward, 421 Maurice St. N. in Twin Falls.

  • FAMILY

  • Max W. Carver, Father
  • Hazel J. Carver, Mother
  • James R. Carver, Brother
  • Darlene Carver, Sister-in-law
  • John A. Carver, Brother
  • Joan Carver, Sister-in-law
  • Sharon Carver, Sister
  • James W. Boehm, Former Husband
  • James D. Boehm, Son
  • Teresa Boehm, Daughter-in-law
  • Susan K. Webb, Daughter
  • Doyle Webb, Son-in-law
  • Douglas & (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Elizabeth -, Granddaughter
  • Saphyre Rose Webb, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Viewing for Family and Friends Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Kari Carver Courtney

June 20, 2019

Susan and Jimmy, so sorry for your loss. It's helpful to see all the pictures of Aunt Maxine's upbringing. Boy, they sure got moved around a lot with Grandpa's career in the Army!

I hope you will try to remember all the good times with your Mother. Keep those good memories in your heart. I have memories of Grandma Hazel that I cherish.

You're in my prayers. Your cousin, Kari

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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Maxine Kay Boehm. She was a warm-hearted and well-liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Maxine was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant. Maxine selflessly cared and served others throughout her lifetime.

      Maxine was born in Norton Infirmary (COME UNTO ME ALL THAT TRAVEL AND ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL REFRESH YOU) in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the first-born daughter of Dr. Max W. Carver and Hazel J. Carver. Maxine was raised in Filer, Idaho. During her childhood, she learned to be reliable and respectful. Maxine was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Maxine's personality throughout her life.

      Though Maxine was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Maxine was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Maxine worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Maxine was raised with three younger siblings. She had one sister, Sharon, and two brothers, Jim and John. Maxine and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Maxine was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Maxine was always tactful. One thing Maxine will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Maxine had a number of interests and was an active child.

      For Maxine, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Maxine was also adept at details. Maxine was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Filer High School in 1956. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was music. Maxine's memorable achievements included placing in an LDS Speech Contest for the Filer Ward she lived in.

      College can be a challenge, but Maxine appeared to be well equipped to succeed. She had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around her. Maxine had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Maxine enjoyed using the skills she'd already learned and applying them to new courses. She knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. Maxine was in one of the very first nursing classes at the College of Southern Idaho. She earned a degree and passed the state boards and went on to be a Registered Nurse. This allowed her to so selflessly serve, love and help others.

      There was one thing that all of Maxine's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Maxine was such a popular person throughout her life. But Maxine was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Maxine was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Maxine was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Maxine was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Maxine was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Maxine made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Linda Allen and Audrey Edwards. Maxine had solid friendships with Glen and Helen Patheal and Roger and Lois White. She and her husband went on several cruises with the White's. In her spare time, she liked to travel, quilt and go to Jackpot.

      Maxine was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Maxine cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On June 21, 1958, Maxine married James Walter Boehm at LDS Church of Filer, Idaho. Compassionate and devoted, Maxine worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Maxine and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Maxine was blessed with two children, one son, James Douglas and one daughter, Susan Kay.
she was also blessed with two grandchildren, Douglas Howard Webb, and Elizabeth Janetta Webb. Maxine was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Maxine was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Maxine would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Maxine, and she expected the same from those around her. Maxine was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Maxine was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Maxine handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was a registered nurse. She started her career working in her father's office as a helper for free. She returned to school and after receiving her degree she spent many years employed by Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Maxine enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were quilting and playing cards.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Maxine well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During that time, she served in various callings, her most recent was relief society field supervisor. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      A generous and compassionate woman, Maxine accomplished much during her lifetime. Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Maxine was recognized and given awards for her many and varied efforts throughout her life. One of her most prestigious awards included the Luther Thompson award to help with her earning her nursing degree.

      Not only did Maxine enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near-perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included cruises to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, and Alaska. She loved to vacation in Yuma, Arizona in the winter months.

      Maxine was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Bridget, who was a best friend for 12 years. Her family was rounded out by several other dogs ending with Tillie.

      Maxine passed away on June 13, 2019, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. Maxine suffered from congestive heart failure. This medical issue took her more rapidly than she and her family could comprehend. She is survived by her brothers Jim and John, her children Jim and Susan, and grandchildren Doug and Elizabeth, and by one very special great-grandchild Saphyre Rose (Sassy). Services were held at the LDS Church on Maurice Street in Twin Falls. Maxine was laid to rest in Twin Falls Cemetery.

      Maxine was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Maxine was a down to earth person. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding, kind, and giving. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Maxine Kay Boehm.