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Obituary: Adel Thaxton Maynard

7/23/1918 ~ 10/2/2004

Our "Dear One" Adel Thaxton Maynard passed peacefully away in the company of her loved ones October 2, 2004. After 21 years she reunited with her beloved eternal companion Earl Lewis Maynard.

She was born in Lovell Wyoming on July 23, 1918. She adored her parents George and Grace Thaxton. As a child she lived on a ranch near Ten Sleep Wyoming. She loved telling stories of her childhood. On Nov. 13, 1934 she married her sweetheart and was later blessed with five children: Monte Maynard (Dee), Tam Maynard (Angie), Rand Maynard, Meladi Lindley (Jerel), Sula Bearden (Joe).

She is survived by her three sisters, Olive Peterson, Roberta Allgood and Helen Parker. She was a proud grandmother and made each of her 24 grandchildren, and 39 great grandchildren feel individually loved and important. She and Earl were proud of their posterity which totaled 94.

Adel was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially enjoyed serving with Earl as full time missionaries in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico Indian Reservation. Her crowning service was in the Jordan River Temple as an ordinance worker.

We will always remember her for her gratitude, generosity, charity, joyful personality and positive attitude. She loved her family , reading , handwork, riding horses, the season of fall, bright clothes, jewelry, the canyon, babies, children and playing games. Her greatest quality was her Christ-like love for all.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am. at the Riverton 1st Ward 12950 So. 1300 W. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home 12600 So. 2200 W. and Thursday one hour prior at the church. Interment Riverton Cemetery.