Maxine McDevitt

1929 – 2021

Maxine McDevitt passed peacefully in Redwood City at age 92, surrounded by her four children.

Maxine was born in Silver Creek, Minnesota, and raised on the family farm. She graduated top of her class from Annandale High School and was the first in her family to attend university, earning a BA at the University of Minnesota. Maxine taught in Minneapolis and Burlingame public schools and US Army facilities in Germany, where she met her husband Kenneth. They married in 1957 and settled in San Francisco, raising their four children in Redwood City.

Maxine enjoyed gardening and sharing the harvest from her persimmon tree with family and friends. She kept toys on hand to entertain young guests and filled her home with family photos. As the last surviving matriarch of her generation, she supported family members in her many special ways.

Maxine was predeceased by her husband Kenneth and is survived by brother Howard, children Amy (Jim), Kevin (Jeannie), Kyle (Nicole) and Martha (Lin), grandchildren Garret (Deme), Kellen, Kenny, Lauren, Lisa (Ian), Monique and Sophia, and nieces and nephews.

She lives on in our memories and in our hearts.