Maxine Hanson of Bowie

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Patricia Maxine (Smith) Hanson, 81, of Bowie, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Bowie.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Bellevue Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Stoneburg under the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

Mrs. Hanson was born May 25, 1933 to Tom and Irene (Yarbrough) Smith south of Loraine, Texas, in Mitchell County. She married Posey Joe Hanson on Nov. 16, 1950, leaving her family and everything she knew, to move to Bowie. She spent the remainder of her years in the Bellevue and Bowie area making friends, a family and a life. Maxine, along with Posey Joe, was founding members of the Jim Bowie Riding Club. She, Posey Joe, and the kids rode in many grand entries and parades. Countless hours were spent watching basketball games, attending school programs, and making sure everyone there knew which one belonged to her. She was a second mom or grandma to many as well. She treasured her church family from the Bellevue Church of Christ for 35 years. She was an active member of the community, winning a Community Service Award from the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department.

She is preceded in death by her husband Posey Joe Hanson; one brother, Eugene Smith; two brothers-in-law, Darrell Quaid and Bill Micheletti.

Survivors include four children, Pat Kendrick and husband David of Bellevue; Carolyn Sue Terry and husband Jim of Bellevue; Jesse Hanson and wife Janine of Vashti; and Mark Hanson and wife Marsha of Bellevue; a brother, Gerald Smith and wife Barbara of Plainview; two sisters, Glenda Madison and husband Glenn of Stanton, and Carol Micheletti of Ramona, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Pearl Smith of Loraine; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the White Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your favorite charity.

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