Arline Maxson


Arline Maxson

October 8, 1920 ~ June 5, 2010

Arline Maxson, a resident of the Odd Fellows Home Assisted Living, 534 Boyer in Walla Walla died June 5, 2010 at her home.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1520 Pleasant, Walla Walla. Reverend Linda Weistaner and the Narcissa Rebekah Lodge #2 will officiate. Concluding there will be a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery.

Arline was born October 8, 1920 to Charles W. and Elsie V. Orr Morris in Boise, Idaho. She attended schools in Pendleton, Oregon, Dayton, Washington and graduated in Sheridan, Oregon in 1939.

She was married to Samuel Sheridan Maxson on June 2, 1939. They owned and operated Maxson's Greenhouse on Whitman Street until 1955. She then became a homemaker with periods of part time work at Sears, Long's Garden Pet Supply and Baskin Robbins.

Arline was an active member of the Narcissa Rebekah Lodge #2 for 56 years and a member of the LD Club #2, as well as a former member of the Sunshine Club. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed volunteering at the Odd Fellows Home for many years. Friends and relatives will remember her cheerful face at the Owl's Nest gift shop at the home, as well as the many ceramic pieces she made in the Mud Hut.

Arline is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Judith Bair Maxson of Dorchester, Illinois and daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Gerald Newell of Albany, Oregon as well as six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one sister Alice Calkins of McMinnville, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Clemons, Mary Helen Rothrock and Margaret Morris and by her husband, Samuel in 1997.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Odd Fellows Home, Grace United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice through the funeral home. Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at


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