Maxine Elizabeth Christensen (79) longtime resident of Harrison, ID passed away at the Schneidmiller Hospice House on September 16, 2020. She was born to Orlie (Buck) and Wilma Heuett on June 3, 1941 in Lewiston, ID. Maxine was raised in Lewiston, before moving to the Harrison area and graduating from Kootenai High School.
In 1957 Maxine married Loy Christensen on the Harrison Flats. Together they had 4 children. Maxine worked as a CNA at Valley Vista before goint to work and retiring from driving school bus for the Kootenai School District. In her ealier years she was a 4-H leader. She was a founding member and served as a volunteer EMT with the Harrison Community ambulance for 30 some years. She was actively involved with her Garden Club family and Panhandle Health’s Well Child & Health Clinic.
Maxine loved her Bunco nights and also enjoyed camping, gardening, playing cards, fishing, and spending time with her family. She also hosted many foreign exchange students over the years.
Maxine is survived by her husband Loy Christensen at the family home; children Wima Christensen of Harrison, Tom (Natilie) Christensen of Harrison Flats, Norman (Kimberly) Christensen of Potlatch and Kenneth (Lori) Christensen of Hayden; siblings Dorothy (Al) Dickinson of Winlock, WA, Roger Heuett of Spokane, WA, and Shane (Leah) Cook of Harrison, ID. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren (plus 1 on the way), and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Patricia Carlson.
The family suggests memorials be given in her name to the Schneidmiller Hospice House or th Harrison Community Ambulance Service.
A Celebration of Life will be at 1:oo pm on September 26, 2020 at the home of Tom and Natilie Christensen. Please bring your favorite dish, a chair, and join the celebration.