Myron Dean Maxwell

Jul 5, 1947 - Nov 20, 2009


MAXWELL, Myron Dean
Born on July 5, 1947 in North Platte, Nebraska, passed away November 20, 2009 in Sacramento, CA. at the age of 62. Devoted companion of Jan Martin. Cherished father of Michelle Maxwell and the late Brian DeMascio.Loving Grandfather of Shelly. Beloved brother of Raymond & Pauline of NB, Russell of AZ and Marvin and JoRita of NV. Also survived by his ex-wife Karen Maxwell, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved pets. Myron served in the Navy on the USS Ticonderoga during the Vietnam War. Myron worked for J. Morris Transporation Company for 25 yrs making many lifelong friends along the way. Myron had a love for Trains, Nascar, Camping and the Nebraska Huskers. Family and friends are welcome to attend the visitation, Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from Noon – 8PM and the service Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA . Inurnment will be private at Sacramento Valley National VA Cemetery in Dixon. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Happy Tails Rescue, 721 56th St., Sacramento, CA 95819, CCLRR Lab Rescue, 6642 Cumberland Pl. Stockton, CA 95219 or the Arthritis Foundation, 3040 Explorer Drive, Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95827. Arrangements under the direction of Andrews & Greilich Mortuary.


  • Russell Maxwell Sr. says:

    It is very hard for me to accept that you are gone. You were always a big part of my life and I am so glad these last 17 years we got to spend so much time together. You may be gone in body but your spirit and your smile will live in my heart for ever. I love you.

  • Beth A Wynn says:

    Thankfully we spent time together only a short 3 years ago when we gathered to say goodby to Glenn. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again hugs and kisses to all The Maxwell’s

  • Doug Weston says:

    Myron, you gave me my start at U-Haul and for that I am grateful. You always gave me the room to grow with your leadership. I remember your love of race trucks and will keep those thoughts forever. You will be missed. Doug

  • Richard and Dee Maxwell says:

    I look back at your last visit to North Platte and wished we had spent a little more time you. I will enjoy remembering all the stories about your days with U-haul and watching out for the “sneaky snakes” when you picked up and delivered. (Myron hated snakes) Your time aboard the big “Tico”. Being at the house when Brian and Michelle were little and I think Michelle had just been telling you something she felt was important and you had replied “Well hot snot”. Everybody in the house roared with laughter. Going Off Road racing with us into Mexico or the deserts of the Southwest. Co-driving with Raymond in the single seat buggy at Parker and the car catching fire on your half of the course. I could go on as there are some great memories you leave behind. God Bless and God Speed JR. Thanks for your part in our life. Dick and Dee

  • Dan Minton says:

    It was 31 years ago this month when you hired me as a Field Rep for U-Haul. It seems like a life time ago now. A year later we took our first Road Trip to Parker for my first Off-Road Race. All I remember about that first trip was that we argued all the way down and back about a career with U-Haul. Once I returned home I felt my career may be over after some of our heated discussions. But you taught me that, although you were passionate about your convictions, you had to respect others for their’s. That was just one of many lessions I learned from you. We took many more road trips and through good times and bad, we always had fun. You were a good Boss, a good Mentor, and most of all a very good friend. I will miss you greatly. So, as we used to say, “See you on down the road…Jack”.

  • Allen Yelton, Yelton Mortuay Support says:

    We all miss you Myron. Your spirit will always be with the ones you care about, and the ones that care about you. It was always nice to see you and say hi every now and then when I would go to J. Morris. I’ll never forget you. You gave me my start in the business and will always be grateful for that. See you down the road.

  • Carol Louise Martin says:

    Well needless to say I was shocked with the new’s of Myron’s passing, even thou I knew he was sick. Well cuz, it has been many many years since we saw each other, but that doesn’t mean that you weren’t thought of alot. It just worked out that we lived to far,but we are Maxwell’s and they never drift apart. We have strong family ties and are always together one way or another. Rest in peice my dear cousin until we meet again. Love and Kisses and a great big Maxwell hug your cousin Carol Louise

  • Hall Brothers Mortuary says:


  • Hall brothers Mortuary says:

    we whish to share our toughts and prayers with Myron’s family and John and the staff at J. Morris.

  • Cindy Baudoin says:

    Myron, you were a very special person in my eyes. Your kindness and good humor will be missed by everyone who ever knew you.

  • Kristi Davis says:

    Myron’s smile and charm will be dearly missed.

  • Dorothy Brooks says:

    Myron, my heart goes out to your family and to Jan.I will always remember you, I know you suffered a long time so I hope you have found peace. Life is short and we need not to take it for granted, Rest in peace Myron.

  • Joe Bettencourt with Lakeside Colonial Chapel says:

    During this time of a major loss to the funeral industry you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can also say I am a better man for not only knowing Myron but for getting to work with him for the past 15 years.

  • Jan Olivares says:

    Myron, how i will always remember the way you loved life … thank you for the moments you will never be forgotten… rest in peace, god bless ….

  • Juan Valdivia w/JNC Mortuary Services says:

    We have truly lost a great man in the funeral industry in our area. JNC’s thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Myron has always been a tremendous example to all of us in the industry. No matter who it was or what time it was, if we needed an answer or help….Myron went the mile for everyone, even when it came to the competition. Myron, on behalf of the Valdivia Family, the staff at JNC, THANK YOU for all you have done, your friendship and advice. Maxwell family, Thank you for sharing Myron with the rest of the funeral industry in our area…day or night, he was always there for us and again, we THANK YOU!! Myron will truly be missed.

  • Cindy Perry says:

    I’ve worked with him almost 20 years. What a nice person and great guy to work with. Had many laughs over the phone with him and he even brought me Sees Candy once when I had done him a favor! So sorry he is gone!

  • Randy Wessman says:

    Myron, you always had the widest smile & loudest laughter. From the first time we met, in the late 70’s, you were the catylst in my business career, a mentor in the way I treated life and a fellow desert rat in our Off Road Racing careers. You shared your home, food, animals & family when I was between houses in the late 80’s. In fact, you never said no, Myron, you always found a way to “get er done.” Knowing you gave me the opportunity to meet your family, your friends and your co-workers and see how much everyone appreciated you. They all will miss you, as I will. They all love you, as I do. Myron, my good long time amigo, I will meet you at the “Finish Line.”

  • Elaine Maxwell-Brown and Family says:

    Sitting at our table with Russell and Raymond hearing how Myron seemed to be getting strong and wishing he was with us. And it gives you another since of how close family maybe living to you and time gets away without a note, a call, or a visit. To Jan, I am sorry you have lost your love and friend. To Raymond, Russell and Marvin, I am sorry you lost a brother and friend. God Bless to you all. Always in our prayers…

  • Karie Maxwell says:

    Myron will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all whose hearts he touched.

  • JO MAXWELL says:


  • Mia Keys with Connolly & Taylor Funeral Directors says:

    When Myrons life became a memory, those memories became treasures. I wish Myrons family, both personal and professional comfort, peace and memories during their difficult time.

  • John Moser says:

    My life has been enriched by my acquaintance with Myron. His friendly personality and gracious manners along with his smile and laughter further elicited my respect for him as an efficient office manager during my employment at J. Morris Company. After returning to construction,I had the privilege of doing work at his house . . . and he was the same exceptional person. My sincere condolences to Jan and family.

  • Jim Hansen says:

    Myron gave me the opportunity to pursue a career in a field that I knew very little about. Dan Minton and I shared an apartment when I came to know Myron and I was skeptical about the prospect of employment with U-Haul. However, the following years were enriched with personal growth, admiration, and definition of purpose. Myron was a leader, who at times seemed harsh yet forged a path through the sometimes-muddied waters of the corporate world. When we were at play, we played hard, but the work always came first. All of us that bleed orange made a commitment to the success of 706(area) and gave a great measure of devotion to our task. We will always miss Myron but we will never forget how he touched the lives of those he knew. As a friend and one of those he touched, I will be forever grateful. Dan so eloquently wrote, well, See you on down the roadJack. This phrase could not be more applicable than it is today as we all await our next encounter with our friend and mentor.

  • Heidi Carlile says:

    Myron, you were one of the greatest bosses a person could ask for. You will be missed but never forgotten. I only got the pleasure of working with you for two and a half years but it was a good two and a half years.

  • Scott Zaborski says:

    I’ll always treasure the memories of bacon and eggs on the camping get-a-ways and the great time we all had on our cruise, you’ll be missed

  • Robert LaBrash says:

    Myron the man, For nearly 20 years, you have been there, quietly yet assuredly, lending calm during chaotic moments. You were a consummate professional, and a kind soul. You will be missed my friend.

  • Ullrey Memorial Chapel says:

    On behalf of the entire staff of Ullrey Memorial Chapel we extend our deepest condolences to the Maxwell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Myron will truly be deeply missed. His laughter will be especially missed!

  • Loyd & Penny Blalock says:

    I worked with Myron in the late 80’s. He was a good person who will be greatly missed. The family has our thoughts and prayers.

  • Cheryl Richey, UCD Medical Center says:

    Jan, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Myron’s family. He was always so kind and helpful to me. I will miss my go to buddy.

  • Debbie Kennedy says:

    My condolences to you Jan and to Myron’s family. You are in my prayers. One of my favorite memories of Myron was of him coming to the Health Department with his orange Tony Stewart jacket on and ORANGE socks to make me mad. We will see him again at the big checkered flag up above.

  • Flora Alvarez says:

    Myron, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were one of the first funeral home directors I met 24 years ago when I started working for Yolo County Health Department. You always had a smile for me, even when I rejected your paper Death Certificates and Permits. I will miss being able to call you for advice on death causes. Rest in peace.

  • Flora Alvarez says:

    Jan, my thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend. Call me if you need anything. Myron was a great person and will be missed by many. Lov u.

  • Audria Blackwell says:

    Myron I will miss you so terribly…Till we meet again! OKIE DOKE! Audria

  • Dave Fredericks says:

    I am a friend of Russell’s and had the pleasure of meeting Myron while I was out there doing training with Russell a few years ago. Myron was a very kind and open hearted gentleman. He made a stranger feel welcome and right at home. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Myron’s family.

  • Jan Martin says:

    The vastness of time shall not diminish the memories of the people we have loved along this walk. Myron, I will love you forever (459)

  • Marv Flak says:

    Mryon, you were a kick to work with @ U-Haul. We worked hard but also had fun in everything we did. You kept the laughter going on & on. God bless you and your family.

  • Michelle Marie Maxwell says:

    Dad, You were always my hero, no matter what. I know that alot of my life choices did not coincide with what you wanted for me, but you never judged me and you always loved me. I’m sorry that I was not there for you the way that a daughter should have been when you were sick and after you were gone. I never thought I would lose you because you were always bigger than life to me. I know that you are watching over Shelly and I and that gives me the greatest comfort in times that seem like they are the darkest ever. I love you now and I always have. I will miss you forever, and I am so glad that Shelly had the chance to meet her Grandpa Myron. She is the latest Maxwell in our family, but not the last. We have a good bloodline and one that I am very proud to be a part of. Jan has told me that you worshipped me, and I just hope that I can live up to that for you. I believe I can. I love you. Your Sweetie, Your Daughter, Michelle Marie Maxwell

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