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1936 Elbertine 2020

Elbertine Maxey

February 8, 1936 — December 28, 2020

On the evening of December 28, my mother, Elbertine “Ebb” Maxey, passed away. Mom would have been 85 in February. Born at home in small town west Texas in the 1930’s, she grew up the middle child of 5, swam in the pond with her older brothers, and was punished as a kid for leading the horse through the kitchen to see the new linoleum floor (putting horseshoe prints everywhere on the new floor!). She started in the oilfield in west Texas in 1956, building her career and exceeding where others (women or men) failed.

She bought her first new car in early 1965 - a brand new 1964 1/2 Mustang, sunshine yellow - and was so proud of it (I loved it, too)! She met my dad in 1966, at a party playing board games, and they married in 1967. My brother was born two years later, and I came along in 1973.

In 1982 she and dad both quit their jobs to start their own independent oil exploration company, and they both did what they always did - they found ways to succeed where so many others failed. When times got hard in the oil patch in the late ‘80s, they bought a farm trailer sales company to give steady income.

In “retirement” she found she couldn’t sit still and always was looking for a new well to invest in, or more often people to invest in. When my brother and I were both in college my parents “adopted” twin teen boys at their church.

This was mom and dad, every day I’ve known them. My brother misses them, and I miss them, and we will always remember them. But they touched so many others, all of whom I know loved them and miss them as well. Mom, I’m glad you have rest now, and I know you are in a better place and with the ones you’ve missed. I love you now and forever.

Ebb is survived by her sons Mark Maxey (wife Tammy) and Jason Maxey.  Her sister: Jane Hancock and brother Jimmy Key.    Her four Grandchildren:  Ethan, Tabitha, Molly, and Elijah Maxey.   And many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell Maxey, her parents Gladys and Elbert Key, her brothers Bobby Key and Lyndon Key, and granddaughter Emma Maxey.

In lieu of flowers, we would ask if you wish to give something to please donate to the Alzheimer's Association, or the charity of your choice.

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

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Hamby Cemetery


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