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Albert Maxon
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Albert (Al) Cleo Maxon, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 14, 2008.

Born in Brawley, California to Paul and Clara Maxon on Dec. 29, 1924, he was a second generation Californian, spent his early life with his dog Spot on the family's remote Sierra ranches in Miramonte and Three Rivers. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and fought in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean during WWII.

He and his wife were married in Modesto in 1950 and spent 57 wonderful years together raising a family, camping, cruising the oceans, and spending many memorable moments with friends and family.

Mr. Maxon spent 25 years as a Greyhound bus driver. Upon retirement he and his wife established a group travel business and spent many enjoyable years traveling with clients and friends.

He enjoyed sitting on the back deck with friends and family, viewing the beautiful old valley oaks, abundance of wildlife, good conversation and a nice bottle of wine. He loved to garden and spend time outdoors. He was an avid reader of novels and shared many great books and stories. His tall tales and sharp wit will be missed by everyone.

Survivors include his beloved wife Lewell (Lou); sister Irene Lopes; three children and their spouses Byron and Shirley Maxon, Paul and Nancy Maxon and Julie and Joe Due; and eight grandchildren.

Another of the greatest generation has gone but will always be remembered.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St. in Escalon.

In loving memory donations may be made to the American Lung Association or to a favorite charity.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 26, 2008