James L Maxfield

Born: Thu., Nov. 17, 1938
Died: Tue., Mar. 5, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Mtn. View LDS Ward

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Mtn. View LDS Ward

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James Lynwood Maxfield was born on November 17, 1938 in Rockland, Michigan to James & Grace Maxfield(Pattison).  He left his earthly home on March 5, 2019 at 80 years old in St. George, Utah.

James attended high school in Rockland, Michigan.  In 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He served his country for three years and was honorably discharged in January of 1960.  On August 6, 1960, he married the Love of His Life, Gaby Ruth Assayag in Ontonagon, Michigan.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Ogden Temple in 1995.

Shortly before he married, James gained employment in the copper mines in White Pine, Michigan.  His career here lasted for 16 years.  In 1976, he moved his family to Arizona to work in the copper mines and in 1977, James was offered employment at FMC Trona mine in Wyoming.  The offer to move to Wyoming fascinated him and was by far too good to pass up. His employment lasted 18 years until he retired in 1995.  Retirement didn’t set well for James as he was a man that couldn’t stop working, so during his retirement years he happily gained employment at the Uinta County School District in Lyman, WY and worked there until 2008.  Health issues caused James and his wife to move to St. George, Utah in 2015.

James loved working in his yard & flower gardens.  He loved the outdoors & loved to fish whenever the opportunity was available.  He especially loved to fish with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He also loved his pets, and there were several throughout his life.

James is survived by his wife, Gaby, of 59 years, son James I.(Dixie)Maxfield, daughters Sandra(Woody)Lowe and Joy Rohde, 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his father, James Valentine; mother, Grace May; his brothers James Wesley, Kenneth and Bernard Maxfield; his sisters Margie Ison, Gladys Bonin, Georgetta Ojanen; Son-in-law, Jack Rohde; Grandson, Frazier Rohde.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on March 8, 2019 at the Mt. View, WY LDS Ward Chapel.

  Viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

  Services will follow starting at 11:00 a.m.

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wanda erickson
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Grant and Wanda Erickson and family.

Until we meet again, dear Brother Jimmy. Love, your sister Wanda, brother-law Grant, David, Susan, and Chloe; and Jillian, Jason, and Gracelyn

Barbara and Doug Longwill
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Dear Gabby and Family,

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. We have many fond memories of our friendship with Jim! He always had a smile on his face, he was always kind and considerate to others and he was always pleasant to be with! His memories will be truly missed. Love to you and your family, Barb and Doug Longwill

RaNae and Roger Crittenden
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Dear Gabby: Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you at the passing of your dear Jim. So sorry for you. May God bless you at this difficult time and in the coming future. Love much Roger and RaNae Crittenden, Coalville, Utah

Shannon Adlong
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Shannon Adlong.

Dear Jim, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your friends and colleagues in Houston, Texas

Eunice McDaniel
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Dear Gabby and Family.
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful man. Love to all. Eunice McDaniel

Tonna B Buttke
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Oh Sandra so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family and heal your heart.

Tammy Halliday
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
You and your family are in our thoughts. Wishing your heart peace, we love you our sweet friend.
Love Tammy & Darrin

Ron and Sandy Walker
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Sure will miss Jim's smile and his wit and humor. A dear friend and fellow fishing enthusiast. He was a good man.

Ron and Sandy Walker

Sherry (Maxfield) Walter
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
I worked with Jimmy at FMC. He was a hoot and always kept us laughing. Prayers for all of his family.

Shirley Roberts
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Gaby so sorry for your loss. I loved having you and Jim work in my area at school. Jim will be missed. I’m glad I got to know both of you.

Ken Zaloudek
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Sorry for your loss.

Julia Ricks (Alfaro)
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Gaby and family,
My heart goes out to you during this time. I fondly remember working with Jim at the high school as a summer custodian. He was a great person. I have often thought about you.

Marina Maxfield
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
I am so sad about Uncle Jim. Thinking about him being in heaven with Daddy fishing, and with all the other family brings joy to my soul. Auntie, hugs to you and Sandra, Joy and Ike and their families. He was such a sunshine in the darkness and will never forget his beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. I am so thankful I got to see you both in my home.

Grace R Farley
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Love to everyone! Dan & Gracie (Maxfield) Farley

   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family of James L. Maxfield. God's word gives us comfort that God would put an end to suffering and injustice.-Revelations 21:3,4

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