Maxine Joanne Bartell

Sep 3, 1923 - Jan 28, 2011



Maxine Joanne Bartell was welcomed into heaven on January 28, 2011 at the wonderful age of 87. Devoted wife of the late Dale for 31 years. Beloved mother of Dennis (Bonnie), Daryl (Sue) and Doug (Thewan). Dearest former mother-in-law to Joyce and Janelle. Devoted grandmother of Jeromy, Joy, Scottie, Brian, Dean, Philip and Casey; loving great-grandmother of Hailey, Bryce, Miranda, Owen, Dean, Jr., Roque, Jake, Eli, Zake, Ian, “BJ”, Addison & Corbin.
Maxine was born on September 3, 1923 to Leo & Leola (nee Huffman) Murphy in Walthill, Nebraska. Here she met and married her husband, Dale. The family moved to CA in 1955 where Maxine enjoyed working as a school photographer & at the Sacramento Blood Bank. She was surrounded by her loving family & friends as she entered into Paradise. We love and miss you, Mom.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841.
In lieu of flowers, offerings appreciated to the American Heart Assoc.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Doug and Thewan Bartell says:

    Mom, We love you and miss you Thanks for all your love

  • Suzanne Bartell says:

    No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. “I can imagine you up in Heaven singing with the angels. I know you are looking down on us all and watching over us. I can’t wait to be reunited with you. I will miss you dearly though until then. I love you. If stairs could only reach you, I would walk up there and bring you back to us. I enjoyed the times when your &(my) hands itched and we thought we would come home a winner. One thing about it, we all come out winners having our family and friends. There will always be an empty chair waiting for you, but it will be filled with loving memories. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. I Love You Love your daughter- in- law Suzanne Bartell

  • Beth (Andersen) Verbeek says:

    Dennis, Daryl and Doug, Please know that we share in your sadness for the loss of Aunt Max. It’s unfortunate that we don’t live closer to all of you but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We can only guess that Aunt Max and Mom are reunited and looking for the nearest “casino” in Heaven. Take care everyone.

  • Debbie Andersen Dye & family says:

    Dennis,Daryl,and Doug, Our sorrow to you and your families in the loss of you “Dear Mother.” May you find comfort in knowing Aunt Max has gone on to be with her Maker and what joy for her to be united with loved ones gone before. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Thursday as you lay her to rest. For pain she is free.

  • Daryl Bartell says:

    Mom Through good times and bad, we always survived. I’ll miss our weekly talks and times together. Wish I could have lived closer to you. Miss you and love you always Daryl

  • Scott Bartell says:

    Grandma, Through this journey youre taking now you will be closer to us than ever, you will be in our hearts and minds. For Brian and I you were out last grandparent to live so we looked forward to the trips to California. We probably got more money from our parents in those two weeks then we did the rest of the weeks of the year. Its funny it seemed like every year we came out it seemed like there were more and more great grandkids and they kept growing and growing. Coming out to see you was truly what we looked forward to doing every year now I dont know what we will do now but I do know you will be there to guide us through our future and help us with the tough times to come. You will never be really be gone and one day we will all be reunited. Love you with all our hearts Scott, Brian, Zach, BJ, Tristen, Corbin, Ian

  • Desiree Grube says:

    I will always remember that even before i met you in person i would talk with you on the phone and could just tell what a wonderful woman you were. Although i was only able to meet you once you touched my heart. You will be missed, we will always love you and keep you close in our hearts. Desiree & kids

  • Brian Bartell says:

    Grandma, I will miss you so much. You were the one person I could always call and talk to even if I knew i wouldn’t like what i was going to hear. I know the boys will miss “the grandma they had to take a plane to see” we will always remind them of you. Please take care of addison for me until I get there. I love you grandma, love Brian

  • Joy Perry says:

    Dear Grandma, I feel so blessed that I have had you in my life for so long. The Bartell family was never lucky when it came to winning material possessions but we were very lucky in family. I feel so fortunate that my children got to know their Great Grandmother and the love you had for them. You have always been the heart of our family and you will forever be in mine. I miss you so much but I know that you will always be with me watching over Kris and I and the kids. I love you so much Grandma. Love your granddaughter

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