Maxine Margaret Lee


Maxine Lee Obit PicMaxine Margaret Lee (Strickland), 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at her home in Liberty Hill, Texas.

Maxine was born June 3, 1965, to John H. Lee Jr. and Margaret (Owan) Lee in Williston, North Dakota. She attended Williston Senior High School and graduated in 1983. She then attended North Dakota State University and graduated with bachelor degrees in Corporate Fitness and Nutrition. Maxine moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, soon after graduation and made her home there for over twenty years, where she married and started her family. Over the last eight years, Maxine had moved to Liberty Hill, Texas, where she resided with her children and grandchildren prior to her death.

Maxine’s happiest moments were family gatherings, especially with her three children and three grandchildren whom she loved profoundly. Each grandchild’s birth brought a new and special light to her life; she enjoyed taking all three to the park and watching them play. She loved to shop for special gifts for the kids and sharing special meals when everyone was together. She also had a passion for traveling and thoroughly loved being near the oceans, both in California and Florida.

Maxine was known for her infectious laughter and pure joy of life; she often made others smile though her silly humor, her unbiased nature and her unconditional love and compassion of everyone she knew. Maxine had a special love for all animals, especially the cats that the kids brought home.

Her physical presence and laughter have been taken from our lives, but her family and friends will continue to dearly love and share the special memories in whose life we had the privilege of knowing. She will forever be missed, but always remain in our hearts forever.

Maxine is survived by her son, Tylor (Rebecca) Strickland, her daughters, Marissa and Lakota Strickland, and three grandchildren, David, Anna, and Evelyn; and her sister, Maureen Lee-Robinson, all of Liberty Hill (Austin), Texas, in addition to numerous nieces, one nephew, her aunts and uncles and many cousins and their families. Maxine is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Lee (Williston, ND), father, John H. Lee (Froid MT), and sister, Kathy (Lee) Prell (Yuma, AZ).

A visitation and viewing for Maxine was held Friday, January 30, 2015, at 6pm and a memorial service at 10:00am on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Beck’s Funeral Home, 1700 East Whitestone Boulevard, Cedar Park, Texas, 78613.