Maxine Barrow
                                 September 2, 1941 -- February 14, 2015

Maxine Barrow, 73, of Middlebury, Indiana lost her 2 year battle with colon
cancer at 11:00pm Saturday, February 14, 2015.  Maxine was born September
2, 1941, in Blythe, California, to Vard and Irene (Clary) Markham, and
graduated Perris Union High School in Perris, California, in 1959.  Later that
summer, on August 29th, she married her beloved husband of 55 years, John
C Barrow, he survives.  The couple settled in Salem, Oregon, where they
raised their children, Brent and Crystal.  They relocated to Portland, Oregon,
for five years after both children graduated high school, later moving to
Hemet, California, for six years; Vacaville, California, for seven years; and
Middlebury, Indiana, for the last eleven years. Survivors in addition to her
husband are her son, Brent (Nicole) Barrow of Middlebury; daughter Crystal
(Brian) DeBlis of Edmond, OK; four grandchildren, Brittany (Aaron) Stant,
Kiersten Barrow, Bre Woodill and Blane Miller; four great-grandchildren,
Jacob James Barrow, Chloey Belle Stant, Vaughn Michael Miller, and her
name sake Edgar Maxwell Stant; a brother, Jimmy (Diane) Markham of Hemet,
CA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Michael John Barrow,
and two brothers, Robert and Joe Markham. Maxine was a devoted and
loving mother.  She was very proud of her family and loved being a
“Grammy” to her 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Maxine loved
the holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her
family was important to her.  She would spend hours cooking and preparing
for company. Maxine was a renaissance woman who loved to bake, garden,
and quilt.  She did yoga for the last 40 years.  She could also oil paint, make
wine, dance, sing, play piano by ear, sew, crochet, and knit.  At 36, Maxine
quit her job in an Oregon cannery, and embarked on a 35 year career as a
legal assistant.  At 38 years old she completed 2 years of college.  She took
up snow skiing at 40, white water river rafted at 45, and snorkeled at 60.  She
was never afraid to push herself to learn something new. Maxine lived to
make those around her feel good about themselves.  She made many lifelong
friends during her years in Oregon, California, and Indiana, and she truly
treasured all of the people in her life.  The family will hold a private
Celebration of Life Service in March. In lieu of flowers, Memorial
Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(, in her name.

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Dear Crystal,  I was glad we had the opportunity to be together on Saturday
morning.  I believe God put me there  that morning to be with you as well as
your mom.  So sorry for your loss but we know she is in a much better place.  
Take care and it was so nice to meet you.  When I stopped by to see your dad
he told me you had to tell your mom it was ok for her to pass on just like I did
with my mom.
From: Linda (Firefly Homecare)