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Jeanie Alice Maxim

January 18, 1941 July 8, 2020
Jeanie Alice Maxim
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Jeanie A. Maxim passed away on July 8th, 2020 at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She was 79 years old. She was born on January 18, 1941 to James and Annie (Ewan) Tyone in Cross Wind Lake. She lived there until she was five years old, moving to Gulkana (Old) Village thereafter. She married Andeluka (Luke) Maxim on November 12, 1960 in Gulkana Village, and made their life there raising 7 children and over 57 grandchildren and great grandchildren combined. Jeanie had strong faith in the Lord, a prayer warrior and read her Bible daily, sometimes all day. She prayed daily for her kids and everyone, she was never tired of talking to people and family of the Lord or reading the Bible to them. She would always say “if it wasn’t for the Lord, I don’t know where I’d be.” In 2006, she began her beloved Ahtna Bilingual language teaching with Chickaloon, helping with the Ya Ne Dah Ah Book with Siri Tuttle in interpreting the language and writing of the book. She was a part of the Alaska Native Sisterhood when it began in 1955-1959. She also held other jobs with Ahtna Lodge, Ahtna Construction, Copper River Native Association, and Elders Cook for Fire Crews.

She was preceded in death by grandparents John & Katie Ewan, parents James & Annie Tyone, husband Luke Maxim, son James Edward Maxim, Peter Tyone, Nick Tyone, Andrew Tyone, Martha (Tyone) Snell, and sister Frieda (Sinyon) Sanford. She is survived by children Lonnie (Rose) Tyone, Darryl Tyone, Brenda Tyone, Ann Maxim (Dale Phillips), James Maxim, and Amanda Maxim; cousins Elmer Tyone, Gronia Glenda Ewan; grandchildren Daniel, Alberta and Loni Maxim, Gracia Revere, Sam (Tamanny) George, Robyn George, Erica (Rodney L.) George, Johnny Lee (Corretta) Dye, Lovey Tyone, Anthony and Shawna Maxim, Martina (Charles) Legge, Shilah Kellso, Deanna (Steven J.) Kosbruk, Ralph Kosbruk Jr., Jacob (Alexandria H.) Phillips, Natonya Maxim. Numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Glennallen School parking lot. Pallbearers will be Jerry Charley Jr., Samuel John, Caleb John, Danny Stevens, Bruce Harrison, Gary Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Sue Kelly, Kari Shaginoff, Sundra Shaginoff, Rose Tyone, and Bernard John. Burial will be at the Gulkana Cemetery.

Jeanie will be missed by many far and wide.She lived a good long life with her children and grandchildren nearby always. Her memory will remain in our hearts forever.

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2:00 PM 7/11/2020 2:00:00 PM
Glennallen School Parking Lot

1976 Aurora Drive
Glennallen, Alaska 99588

Glennallen School Parking Lot

Glennallen School Parking Lot
1976 Aurora Drive Glennallen 99588 Alaska
United States

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